Who are the Technical Advisor Program (TAP) Advisors?
Our TAP advisors have years of fire service experience and are chosen for the depth of their knowledge about fire and emergency services operations as well as CFAI accreditation requirements.
What services does the Technical Advisor Program provide?
- Community-Driven Strategic Plan facilitation
- Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover facilitation
- Self-Assessment Document facilitation
- Total Self Assessment Process facilitation
- Stakeholder-Centered Innovation facilitation
What’s the difference between consulting and CPSE’s Technical Advisor Program?
Unlike consulting, where all the work would be done for you, through our Technical Advisor Program (TAP) we bring a wealth of experience and work with your agency as a team to help guide you in the process. The end result is a product that was developed by your own agency, with guidance and planning from TAP.
Do we have to be going through Accreditation to work with TAP?
No, we work with many agencies that are looking to improve how they operate.
If you are going through CFAI accreditation, you will be required to have a Community Risk Assessment-Standards of Cover, Strategic Plan, and Self-Assessment Manual. We can help you in preparing all these documents if you would like.
How does the process work?
Click here to find out more information about the Technical Advisor Program. If you want to move forward, please contact CPSE and we’ll get in touch to talk more about how we can work together.
How much does it cost?
Our pricing is based on type of project, size of agency, and travel costs.
Each project conducted by the Technical Advisor Program begins with a customized, no-obligation proposal that considers the overall organization, its size and scope, and any custom needs of the organization. If you are interested in a custom, no-obligation proposal, please contact CPSE.
Are there any discounts?
We offer a 10 percent discount to any CFAI-accredited agencies seeking Technical Advisor Program (TAP) services.
We are also able to extend discounts to agencies if they combine two or more TAP services.
How long will it take?
The length of time depends upon what type of service you would like TAP to provide:
- Community-Driven Strategic Plan Facilitation
- Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover Facilitation
- Self-Assessment Document Facilitation
- Total Self-Assessment Process Facilitation
It can range from 60 days to 18 months. You can find more details at the Technical Advisor Program Overview page.
What size communities do you do this for?
We have worked with all sizes of agencies, from rural departments to large metro departments. Our process is scalable and can be adjusted to your needs. You can see a list of our past clients.
What kind of departments or agencies have you worked with in the past?
We have worked with hundreds of departments across the country – large, small, rural, urban, volunteer, combination, career, and DoD. You can see a list of our past clients.
Have you worked with agencies more than once?
Yes, a number of agencies have had us come back and assist them as they are going through re-accreditation.