Las Vegas Fire & Rescue has been reaccredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the organization’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The department was first accredited on March 2, 2006.
CFAI provides a comprehensive evaluation of the entire department including fire prevention, public education, communications, fire and medical response, future planning, goals and objectives, financial resources and human resources.
The CFAI process is a self-assessment process which is followed up with an on-sight evaluation by a Peer Assessment Team, made up of individuals from various areas of the fire service.
City of Las Vegas Fire Chief Mike Myers, said the reaccreditation was made possible because of the intense involvement by all the members of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, and the support of the Mayor, City Council, City Manager’s Office, the Las Vegas community and the CFAI Peer Assessment Team.
“I am extremely proud of our department and city on this most prestigious certification,” Chief Myers said. “To be one of only a handful of departments in the country with both the CFAI Accreditation and an I.S.O. Class One rating is something that Las Vegas should be very proud of.”
The department received its accreditation yesterday after the CFAI Commission met in Las Vegas and approved the recertification with a unanimous decision.