Greensboro Fire Department receives Agency Accreditation

Greensboro Fire Department Receives Agency Accreditation
GREENSBORO, NC (July 28, 2017) -The Greensboro Fire Department received Agency Accreditation status on Thursday, July 27 in Charlotte, NC at the annual Fire-Rescue International conference. This is the fifth consecutive occasion that the Greensboro Fire Department has received this honor dating back to 1997. Greensboro is one of only two fire departments in the nation to receive the Center for Public Safety Excellence Accreditation (CPSE) status five consecutive times. CPSE provides the only accreditation program for fire service organizations in the world, and offers nationally-recognized designations for fire and emergency services officers. CPSE has over 230 accredited agencies and over 1,800 designated officers throughout the world.

Members of the Greensboro Fire Department, including Fire Chief Bobby Nugent, sat before the commission board in Charlotte to answer questions about the continuous improvement plans for the agency. Mayor Nancy Vaughan and City Manager Jim Westmoreland also accompanied fire department personnel to Charlotte to show their support for the Greensboro Fire Department.

Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and quality improvement model that enables organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to current research and industry best practices. This process leads to a more efficient and effective emergency service organization.
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Dwayne Church, Assistant Chief
Planning Division
Greensboro Fire Department
1514 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
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