Accreditation Defined

An all-hazard, quality improvement model based on risk analysis and self-assessment that promotes the establishment of community-adopted performance targets for fire and emergency service agencies.

Credentialing Defined

A career enhancement and development model that recognizes professional accomplishments and technical competence of fire and emergency service officers.

By the Numbers

239 Accredited Agencies

9% of US population protected by accredited agencies
10% of Canadian population protected by accredited agencies

2,138 Credentialed Officers

1,305 Chief Fire Officers
127 Chief EMS Officers
136 Chief Training Officers
114 Fire Marshals
456 Fire Officers