Each year, the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) recognizes the best of our community through our awards and scholarship programs. Please consider submitting a nomination or application for one of our programs to showcase your achievements and unique talents.

In 2000, the Commission on Fire Accreditation International  established the Ray Picard Award. We designed this annual award to recognize Chief Ray Picard’s vision in pioneering quality improvement for the fire and emergency service. Chief Picard was one of the earliest champions of the self-assessment and accreditation process that has led to a culture and paradigm shift within the fire service. Learn more about the Ray Picard Award and how to applyNominations open October 15th.

In 2010, the Commission on Professional Credentialing  established the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award. We designed this annual award to recognize individuals who exemplify the ability, character, and dedication to lifelong learning and display the leadership attributes embodied by Chief Ronny Jack Coleman in developing the personal self-assessment process that is the basis for our officer designations. Learn more about the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award and how to applyNominations open October 15th.

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) established the Randy R. Bruegman Agency Innovation Award in honor of Chief Randy Bruegman, CFO, a past CPSE President in recognition of his quarter century of dedicated service to CPSE between 1992 and 2017. We will present this award annually to a CFAI-accredited agency that has worked collaboratively to innovate a practice leading to improved outcomes that could serve as a model for the greater fire and emergency service. Learn more about the Randy R. Bruegman Agency Innovation AwardNominations are now closed.

CPSE created the Michael Worthington Scholarship in honor of past Board Member, Michael Worthington. Annually, we award up to five scholarships to those pursuing their Fire Officer (FO) designation. Learn more about the Michael Worthington Scholarship and how to apply. The application period begins in October.

The CPSE Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. The CPSE staff makes their selection based on their interactions and observations over the prior year. Learn more about the Ambassador of the Year Award. Learn more about the Ambassador of the Year Award.