The Spartanburg Fire Department received Reaccredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, Inc. (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. Agencies are required to provide proof of compliance to the CFAI’s criteria every five years to maintain accredited status. The Spartanburg Fire Department is one of three fire departments in South Carolina and one of approximately 207 fire departments internationally which maintain Accredited Agency status with the CFAI.
The Commission on Fire Accreditation International, Inc. is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order 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.
The Fire Department’s continuous efforts to maintain an accredited status demonstrates a commitment of the Fire Department to its Mission – to protect the community through effective fire prevention efforts and provide an efficient response and mitigation of emergency incidents.
The Spartanburg Fire Department received its original Accredited Agency status in 2003 with reaccreditation in 2008 and 2016. Each year, the Fire Department submits annual compliance reports to the CFAI to ensure agency compliance and report progress towards recommendations issued by the peer assessment team.