March 9, 2020
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) has been granted international accreditation for the third time, making it one of only nine agencies in Canada to receive this designation.
“The Commission on Fire Accreditation International evaluates every aspect of the service and requires support from all areas of EFRS to conduct a self-assessment into our service,” said Bryan Singleton, Deputy Fire Chief of Technical Services. “This includes performance measures, community risk assessments, planning practices, staffing models, apparatus, facilities and public engagement.”
EFRS is also one of only 270 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
CFAI is dedicated to assisting fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities. The CFAI process is voluntary, and provides an agency with an improvement model to assess their service delivery and performance internally and then works with a team of peers from other agencies to evaluate their completed self-assessment.
Edmonton Fire was accredited by CFAI in March 2010, and again in 2015.