What does being accredited mean for the customers of the La Crosse Fire Department?
Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to industry best practices. This process leads to improved service delivery.
The Center for Public Safety Excellence’s (CPSE) Accreditation Program, administered by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) allows fire and emergency service agencies to compare their performance to industry best practices in order to:
- Determine community risk and safety needs and develop community-specific Standards of Cover.
- Evaluate the performance of the department.
- Establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement.
The La Crosse Fire Department has been an accredited agency as of 2014. This means that the La Crosse Fire department has been evaluated by the CFAI and successfully completed the accreditation process. The CFAI verified and validated all procedures, plans, and operations are up to the standard set by CFAI. The city of La Crosse is only 1 of 217 in the world with this prestigious recognition.