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

259 Accredited Agencies

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

2,193 Credentialed Officers

1,339 Chief Fire Officers
137 Chief EMS Officers
128 Chief Training Officers
142 Fire Marshals
447 Fire Officers