The Township of Langley Fire Department is the first agency to become an internationally Accredited Agency in the province of British Columbia.
The accreditation team of the Township Fire Department appeared before the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 8 – the final step in the Department’s journey towards earning accreditation from the Commission.
Having answered numerous questions and satisfied a panel of eleven Commissioners from across Canada and the US, the Township received Accredited Agency Status for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.
The Township of Langley Fire Department is the ninth agency in Canada to earn Internationally Accredited Fire Organization standing.
“Accreditation is about self-improvement,” said Fire Chief Stephen Gamble. “This is a huge step towards enhancing our decision making processes when it comes to serving the community. Through accreditation, the Township Fire Department’s performance and professionalism will be raised regarding the resources we deploy, the services we provide, our cost-effectiveness, and how we report to the public.”
To learn more about CFAI Accreditation visit cpse.org/accreditation/ and learn about the Township Fire Department’s accreditation process visit tol.ca/fire.