The Commission on Fire Accreditation International has awarded the Kingsport Fire Department Reaccreditation for the third time for 2011-2016. The Kingsport Fire Department is one of only 146 agencies throughout the world to receive this status. Kingsport Fire Department represented by their Chief Craig Dye and Accreditation Manager Assistant Chief Scott appeared before the CFAI in Atlanta, GA as the vote for reaccreditation was unanimously passed.
Chief Craig Dye Stated “It’s a great honor for our City and the Kingsport Fire Department to receive reaccreditation. Assistant Chief Boyd has done an excellent job as our Accreditation Manager leading our team in maintaining our accreditation. This is and ongoing commitment of excellence by the City of Kingsport that we have to maintain throughout our accreditation period. Not only was the Fire Department evaluated, but different departments throughout the city including Finance, Personnel, and the Water Department.”
The Kingsport Fire Department first received accreditation in 2000, was reaccredited in 2006, and has maintained this world class status for 2011-2016
The CFAI program is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables fire and emergency service organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels and performance and compare them to industry best practices. This process leads to improved service delivery by helping fire departments:
- Determine community risk and safety needs.
- Evaluate the performance of the department.
- Establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement.
"This process has created unique challenges to the fire industry; measure 100% of your organization and benchmark your findings towards continuous quality improvement. We are seeing more and more organizations who can and want to meet these industry challenges and for that; the Commission remains proud to refer to them as internationally credible fire departments." says Chief Ernst Piercy, Chairman of the CFAI.
Barry J Brickey
Public Education Officer
Kingsport Fire Department
130 Island Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: 423-224-2820 or 423-229-9440