Liberty Township Fire Department is an Accredited Status Agency

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) officially sanctioned our department on August 17, 2022, for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.  The department is one of more than 300 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE)

CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation 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.

What is CFAI Agency Accreditation?

Local government needs reliable, objective criteria to assess professional performance and efficiency.

Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation process that enables organizations to examine past, current and future service levels along with other internal performance measurements and compares them to industry standards. This approach is focused on improving service delivery.

The accreditation program is administered by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and allows fire and emergency service agencies to compare their performance to other organizations.

CPSE's Accreditation Program leads to improved service delivery by helping fire departments to:

  • · Determine community risk and safety needs
  • · Evaluate the performance of the department
  • · Establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement
  • There are over 28,000 fire departments in the United States, there are currently 284 accredited agencies. The Liberty Township Fire Department is actively pursuing its initial achievement of Agency Accreditation