Calgary Fire Department awarded re-accredited agency status
The Calgary Fire Department has once again received accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation (CFAI), proving it remains an international leader. Since first achieving accreditation 20 years ago, the Calgary Fire Department has continually demonstrated it operates above professional standards to provide excellent emergency services to the community.
In 1999, the Calgary Fire Department became the first Canadian fire service to receive the five‐year accreditation with CFAI and is one of only nine Canadian fire departments to have received this prestigious designation. The CFAI, which offers education and credentialing services for first responder and fire service professionals and agencies, re-accredited the Calgary Fire Department in 2004, 2009, 2014, and now again in 2019.
“The Calgary Fire Department’s vision is to be an international fire service leader, and maintaining accredited status is one way we can measure this success,” said Fire Chief Steve Dongworth. “We have dedicated people in our organization who commit themselves every day to support our vision and I’m immensely proud to lead an organization where frontline personnel not only meet expectations at every opportunity when interacting with our citizens but so often go above and beyond.”
During its review, CFAI assessed the Calgary Fire Department on over 250 performance indicators and core competencies. CFAI also congratulated the Calgary Fire Department for its many best practices.
The Calgary Fire Department regularly conducts reviews, audits and evaluations, not only to gauge its efficiency, effectiveness and quality of service, but to continually look for ways to improve and ensure citizens receive the best service.
For more information on the Calgary Fire Department visit www.calgary.ca/fire.