(August 8, 2018) The Frisco Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The Frisco Fire Department was awarded as an Accredited Agency at the annual Fire Rescue International Conference in Dallas, TX, on August 8, 2018.
Mark Piland, Fire Chief, noted that the Frisco Fire Department has been working toward this milestone for several years. “This was a great achievement for the men and women of the Frisco Fire Department. Our members have embraced the continuous improvement model, and becoming an Accredited Agency was truly a team effort by the whole department,” said Piland. The Frisco Fire Department became the 250th Accredited Agency in the United States and Canada, and 12th agency in the State of Texas to achieve accredited status.
The CFAI accreditation process is a voluntary self-assessment tool intended to provide continuous quality improvement to fire departments and enhance the service delivery within their communities. The CFAI accreditation process requires several components, including the completion of a community driven strategic plan, community risk analysis/standards of cover, and completion of a self-assessment manual. Each component is then evaluated by an external peer team, who provides input and recommendations prior to becoming an accredited agency.
“Achieving Accredited Status further demonstrates the desire to improve while serving such a dynamic and fast-growing city,” said Piland. Mayor Jeff Cheney and Council Member Bill Woodard were both in attendance when the Frisco Fire Department was awarded Accredited Status.
“The Frisco Fire Department is committed to continuous quality improvement, which is a wonderful benefit to the citizens and visitors of Frisco. We’re definitely excited for this achievement.”