The Colorado Springs Fire Department holds the distinct honor to have attained accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). 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 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.
On March 4, 2013 the CSFD Accreditation Team appeared before the CFAI to present the final accreditation report. The commission voted to approve CSFD for accreditation from 2013 through 2017.