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

270 Accredited Agencies

11% of US population protected by accredited agencies
17% of Canadian population protected by accredited agencies

2,388 Credentialed Officers

1,427 Chief Fire Officers
147 Chief EMS Officers
141 Chief Training Officers
166 Fire Marshals
507 Fire Officers