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