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

258 Accredited Agencies

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

2,213 Credentialed Officers

1,344 Chief Fire Officers
136 Chief EMS Officers
127 Chief Training Officers
153 Fire Marshals
453 Fire Officers