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Statesville Fire Department Awarded International Reaccreditation Status

From City of Statesville 

The Statesville Fire Department (SFD) proudly announces its re-accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE). This recognition reaffirms the department’s commitment to excellence in service delivery and its dedication to enhancing the safety and well-being of the community.

Since its initial accreditation in 2014, the SFD has remained steadfast in its pursuit of excellence, consistently evaluating and refining its programs and services to better serve the community. The department has undergone rigorous self-assessment processes every five years, aligning its practices with industry best practices and striving for continuous improvement.

Statesville Fire Chief Glenn Kurfees expressed pride in the department’s achievement, emphasizing its significance in ensuring the highest quality of service for the community. He stated, “Achieving Accredited Agency status demonstrates our unwavering commitment to excellence and emphasizes our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our residents. This accreditation not only validates our efforts but also serves as a testament to the professionalism and dedication of our personnel.”

Furthermore, Chief Kurfees highlighted the role of accreditation in shaping the future path of the agency, stating, “This accreditation serves as a roadmap for our future endeavors, guiding our strategic planning and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of fire service innovation and efficiency.”

City Manager Ron Smith echoed Chief Kurfees’s sentiments, emphasizing the city’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents. He remarked, “The attainment of accredited status by our fire department exemplifies our city’s dedication to excellence in public safety. We are immensely proud of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the Statesville Fire Department in achieving this recognition.”

The accreditation process, administered by CFAI, empowers fire departments to conduct comprehensive self-assessments, evaluate performance against industry benchmarks, and implement strategies for continuous improvement. By voluntarily participating in this process, the SFD reaffirms its commitment to providing exceptional service and ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.

With this reaccreditation, the Statesville Fire Department joins a select group of approximately 312 agencies worldwide to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status, further solidifying its position as a leader in the field of fire service excellence.