Accreditation Defined

An all-hazard, quality improvement model based on risk analysis and self-assessment that promotes the establishment of community-adopted performance targets for fire and emergency service agencies.

Credentialing Defined

A career enhancement and development model that recognizes professional accomplishments and technical competence of fire and emergency service officers.

By the Numbers

296 Accredited Agencies

12% of US population protected by accredited agencies
18% of Canadian population protected by accredited agencies

2,713 Credentialed Officers

1,595 Chief Fire Officers
153 Chief EMS Officers
158 Chief Training Officers
205 Fire Marshals
602 Fire Officers