Little Rock Fire Department Receives Five-Year Reaccreditation

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Article by the City of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – Following an evaluation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFIA), the Little Rock Fire Department has received five-year accreditation renewal, having first been accredited in 2017.

“This accomplishment was achieved through a collaborative effort by the work of LRFD command staff, LRFD personnel, City of Little Rock executive team and members of the City Board of Directors,” said Delphone Hubbard, Little Rock Fire Chief. “We appreciate all their efforts on behalf of the residents of Little Rock.”

Reaccreditation ensures that the department voluntarily meets international standards for effective operations, including its resourcing of personnel and equipment, training and education programs, leadership quality and ability to ensure the health and safety of personnel, among other categories.

The reaccreditation process began in May with a visit from a peer review team from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, which met with departmental leaders and staff, as well as members of the City administration and Board of Directors. The team then submitted a written evaluation to the CFAI, who held a review hearing last week with LRFD executive staff before issuing a decision.

“I’d like to congratulate Chief Hubbard and his team, as well as extend my gratitude to all the men and women of the Little Rock Fire Department for their dedication and service to the residents of Little Rock,” said Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. “Thanks to their ability and professionalism, residents of our city can rest easier knowing they are well protected and living in a city that maintains the highest standards of public safety.”

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