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CPSE Corner

CPSE Corner will be a series of monthly articles focusing on a range of topics relating to Accreditation, Credentialing and pursuing excellence in providing fire and emergency services to your community.

Fundamentals of Leadership

Steve Dongworth Chief, Calgary Fire Department and CFAI Chair One thing as leaders that we rarely talk, or even think, about are leadership traits. These are the things that make people want to follow you, an essential component of leadership. As a leader,...

2019 Excellence Conference

A record of over 460 attendees and 150-plus instructors, exhibitors, agency members, board members, and commissioners came together for the 10th annual CPSE Excellence Conference where we celebrated a “Decade of Transformation.” Between the tremendous...

Breaking Down That Four-Letter Word: Data

Preet Bassi, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Public Safety Excellence During my travels to consortiums across the country, I often hear the refrain that data (hear date-ahhh) is the biggest obstacle for departments working towards and maintaining...

CPSE at FRI 2018

CPSE at FRI 2018 Thirty-nine agencies were awarded accreditation or re-accreditation at the Commission on Fire Accreditation International hearings held during the IAFC Fire-Rescue International conference in Dallas, Texas, which is one of the largest number of...