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

252 Accredited Agencies

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

2,140 Credentialed Officers

1,298 Chief Fire Officers
134 Chief EMS Officers
124 Chief Training Officers
145 Fire Marshals
439 Fire Officers