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Fire Department Retains Accredited Status

Fire Department Retains Accredited Status
Posted on 09/15/2020
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The City of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD) has received the statement of findings from their annual compliance report made to the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The purpose of the annual compliance report is to ensure the agency has maintained compliance with all core competencies set forth by the commission and document any changes that have occurred in the previous year.

The report was reviewed by a designated representative from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE). In addition to ensuring compliance with all core competencies, the reviewer also evaluates the agency’s performance data and recommendations for improvements in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Service Self-Assessment Manual (FESSAM). After reviewing the documents submitted, CPSE representative Deputy Chief Greg Chesser recommended that CFAI accept the City of Rocky Mount Fire Department Annual Compliance Report and that the agency retain their accredited status.

Chief Chesser wrote, “I commend you and your department for your continued progress of excellence, and I commend you on the thoroughness of the report. Thank you and your department for your efforts”

With its recent upgraded public protection class rating to ISO 1 and retention of accredited status, Rocky Mount Fire Department is in the top two-tenths of one percent of all fire departments in the United States. Fire Chief Corey Mercer is proud to lead such a distinguished department. He said, “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Rocky Mount Fire Department and their dedication to the continuous improvement model set forth by CFAI. Our mission to protect lives and property through quality and excellence in service is certainly demonstrated with this accomplishment. We look forward to maintaining our status in this small, but elite group of fire departments across the country that are both internationally accredited and have the best public protection class rating of ISO 1.”