Center for Public Safety Excellence

Center for Public Safety Excellence Not-for-profit organization that accredits the continuous improvement of services
delivered by first responder agencies and credentials emergency services officers

CPSE was started in 1996 as an independent organization from a collaboration
of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International
City/County Managers Association (ICMA) as a vehicle to measure and recognize
outstanding service delivery by local first responder agencies. In 2001 the mission expanded to
include recognition of senior fire service personnel.

CPSE was started in 1996 as an independent organization from a collaboration
of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International
City/County Managers Association (ICMA) as a vehicle to measure and recognize
outstanding service delivery by local first responder agencies. In 2001 the mission expanded to
include recognition of senior fire service personnel.

Operating as usual

Commander, Navy Region Japan Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Fire & Emergency Services hosted a 3-day Quality Improvement for...
09/16/2021

Commander, Navy Region Japan Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Fire & Emergency Services hosted a 3-day Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services Workshop. In attendance were 18 fire service professionals from 6 DoD fire agencies in Japan. Thank you for the opportunity!

Thank you to the Boulder City Fire Department, Nevada, for recently hosting a Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emerg...
09/15/2021

Thank you to the Boulder City Fire Department, Nevada, for recently hosting a Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services workshop. There were 20 students in attendance representing 10 departments.

Thank you to the Boulder City Fire Department, Nevada, for recently hosting a Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services workshop. There were 20 students in attendance representing 10 departments.

Plant City Fire Rescue, Florida, embarked on a quest for a Community Driven Strategic Plan. The Center for Public Safety...
09/14/2021

Plant City Fire Rescue, Florida, embarked on a quest for a Community Driven Strategic Plan. The Center for Public Safety Excellence facilitated a community meeting on August 17, followed by three days of internal agency meetings. Thanks for the opportunity!

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Sara Jahnke, Ph.D., Director and Senior Scientist with NDRI-USA as its newest membe...
09/09/2021

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Sara Jahnke, Ph.D., Director and Senior Scientist with NDRI-USA as its newest member. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/Feqp50G5ukz

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Sara Jahnke, Ph.D., Director and Senior Scientist with NDRI-USA as its newest member. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/Feqp50G5ukz

In 2021, CPSE is celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We have launched a webpage to capture our history and celebrate our m...
09/08/2021

In 2021, CPSE is celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We have launched a webpage to capture our history and celebrate our milestones. Check it out and while you are there consider donating to our fundraiser for the NFFF. https://www.cpse.org/cpse-25th-anniversary/

In 2021, CPSE is celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We have launched a webpage to capture our history and celebrate our milestones. Check it out and while you are there consider donating to our fundraiser for the NFFF. https://www.cpse.org/cpse-25th-anniversary/

The CPSE appoints Alexander Henderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marist College, New York, to the Commission on Profes...
09/02/2021

The CPSE appoints Alexander Henderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marist College, New York, to the Commission on Professional Credentialing as the Academic representative. Welcome Commissioner Henderson! http://ow.ly/YJJ850G1Cf4

The CPSE appoints Alexander Henderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marist College, New York, to the Commission on Professional Credentialing as the Academic representative. Welcome Commissioner Henderson! http://ow.ly/YJJ850G1Cf4

CPSE and George Mason University are offering another session of the Advanced Technical Writing Certificate Program. Cou...
09/01/2021

CPSE and George Mason University are offering another session of the Advanced Technical Writing Certificate Program. Courses begin October 11, 2021. Registration closes September 30, 2021. Secure your seat today. Learn more at https://www.cpse.org/projects/technicalwriting/

CPSE and George Mason University are offering another session of the Advanced Technical Writing Certificate Program. Courses begin October 11, 2021. Registration closes September 30, 2021. Secure your seat today. Learn more at https://www.cpse.org/projects/technicalwriting/

The Annual Compliance Report (ACR) Working Group met to develop the draft for a new ACR Template which will be available...
08/31/2021

The Annual Compliance Report (ACR) Working Group met to develop the draft for a new ACR Template which will be available in 2022.

The Annual Compliance Report (ACR) Working Group met to develop the draft for a new ACR Template which will be available in 2022.

Boulder City FD hosted the inaugural meeting of the Nevada consortium.  Representatives of 7 departments discussed accre...
08/26/2021

Boulder City FD hosted the inaugural meeting of the Nevada consortium. Representatives of 7 departments discussed accreditation, credentialing, fire & emergency quality improvement. CPSE CEO Bassi & CFAI Commissioner Rhoades (Fire Chief Kingman, AZ) were also in attendance.

Boulder City FD hosted the inaugural meeting of the Nevada consortium. Representatives of 7 departments discussed accreditation, credentialing, fire & emergency quality improvement. CPSE CEO Bassi & CFAI Commissioner Rhoades (Fire Chief Kingman, AZ) were also in attendance.

Rick Mason, CFO, CPC Program Manager, visits Chief Dave Emanuel, CFO, to thank him for his service on the Commission on ...
08/25/2021

Rick Mason, CFO, CPC Program Manager, visits Chief Dave Emanuel, CFO, to thank him for his service on the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Dave is the Fire Chief for Durham FD, NH and represented combination departments. Thank you for your dedicated service!

Rick Mason, CFO, CPC Program Manager, visits Chief Dave Emanuel, CFO, to thank him for his service on the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Dave is the Fire Chief for Durham FD, NH and represented combination departments. Thank you for your dedicated service!

The Fayetteville Fire Department recently hosted fire service professionals from across North Carolina for the Quality I...
08/24/2021

The Fayetteville Fire Department recently hosted fire service professionals from across North Carolina for the Quality Improvement for Fire & Emergency Services. The three-day class covers strategic planning, community risk assessments, standards of cover, and self-assessment.

The Fayetteville Fire Department recently hosted fire service professionals from across North Carolina for the Quality Improvement for Fire & Emergency Services. The three-day class covers strategic planning, community risk assessments, standards of cover, and self-assessment.

A Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services class was recently held in Castle Rock, Colorado. There were 2...
08/18/2021

A Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services class was recently held in Castle Rock, Colorado. There were 21 attendees from Colorado and Tennessee doing activities such as learning to write Self Assessment documents.

A Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services class was recently held in Castle Rock, Colorado. There were 21 attendees from Colorado and Tennessee doing activities such as learning to write Self Assessment documents.

There are now 2,634 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 571 / FM 205 / CEMSO 149 / CTO 155. See the list of names at...
08/17/2021

There are now 2,634 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 571 / FM 205 / CEMSO 149 / CTO 155. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

There are now 2,634 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 571 / FM 205 / CEMSO 149 / CTO 155. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

Reminder - the Call for Presentations for CPSE Excellence 2022 closes on August 31! Do you have something to share? Subm...
08/13/2021

Reminder - the Call for Presentations for CPSE Excellence 2022 closes on August 31! Do you have something to share? Submit your abstract application here http://ow.ly/287Z50FQs2d

Reminder - the Call for Presentations for CPSE Excellence 2022 closes on August 31! Do you have something to share? Submit your abstract application here http://ow.ly/287Z50FQs2d

The Summit Fire & EMS  Fire Protection District held a Community Driven Strategic Planning session facilitated by CPSE t...
08/05/2021

The Summit Fire & EMS Fire Protection District held a Community Driven Strategic Planning session facilitated by CPSE that included a number of community members providing feedback. This was followed by a session with the agency stakeholders.

The Summit Fire & EMS Fire Protection District held a Community Driven Strategic Planning session facilitated by CPSE that included a number of community members providing feedback. This was followed by a session with the agency stakeholders.

CPC Chair Derek Bergsten and CPC Manager Rick Mason attended the Florida Consortium meeting at the Broward Sheriff's Off...
08/03/2021

CPC Chair Derek Bergsten and CPC Manager Rick Mason attended the Florida Consortium meeting at the Broward Sheriff's Office in Ft. Lauderdale and did a presentation on the CPC Credentialing process. There were 49 attendees, both virtually and in person.

CPC Chair Derek Bergsten and CPC Manager Rick Mason attended the Florida Consortium meeting at the Broward Sheriff's Office in Ft. Lauderdale and did a presentation on the CPC Credentialing process. There were 49 attendees, both virtually and in person.

CPC Chair Chief Derek Bergsten, Commissioner Chief Toni Washington and CPC Program Manager Rick Mason delivered a presen...
07/28/2021

CPC Chair Chief Derek Bergsten, Commissioner Chief Toni Washington and CPC Program Manager Rick Mason delivered a presentation on the CPC Credentialing process to 100 attendees at the Black Chief Officers Committee Education Symposium, their largest conference ever. Thank you for letting us be a part of your successful conference!

The Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services hosted a virtual Community Driven Strategi...
07/27/2021

The Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services hosted a virtual Community Driven Strategic Planning session facilitated by CPSE. CPSE also worked with 25 members of the department that are participating in this continuous improvement process.

The Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services hosted a virtual Community Driven Strategic Planning session facilitated by CPSE. CPSE also worked with 25 members of the department that are participating in this continuous improvement process.

It's time for CPSE Excellence 2022 Call for Presentations! Do you have an interesting presentation idea that you would l...
07/07/2021

It's time for CPSE Excellence 2022 Call for Presentations! Do you have an interesting presentation idea that you would like to share? Submit your proposal for the upcoming CPSE Excellence Conference 2022 at https://www.cpse.org/conference/call-for-presentations-excellence/

It's time for CPSE Excellence 2022 Call for Presentations! Do you have an interesting presentation idea that you would like to share? Submit your proposal for the upcoming CPSE Excellence Conference 2022 at https://www.cpse.org/conference/call-for-presentations-excellence/

CPSE welcomes Chief Terry Ford (CFO-2002) from the Tinker Air Force Base FIre and Emergency Services Division to its Boa...
07/01/2021

CPSE welcomes Chief Terry Ford (CFO-2002) from the Tinker Air Force Base FIre and Emergency Services Division to its Board of Directors. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/NacM50FlQYb

CPSE welcomes Chief Terry Ford (CFO-2002) from the Tinker Air Force Base FIre and Emergency Services Division to its Board of Directors. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/NacM50FlQYb

Shelby Fire Chief William Hunt (CFO-2009) has been named 2021 Career Fire Chief of the Year by the North Carolina Associ...
06/30/2021

Shelby Fire Chief William Hunt (CFO-2009) has been named 2021 Career Fire Chief of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs. Congratulations! https://www.shelbystar.com/story/news/2021/06/29/william-hunt-named-north-carolina-2021-career-fire-chief-year/7777054002/

Shelby Fire Chief William Hunt (CFO-2009) has been named 2021 Career Fire Chief of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs. Congratulations! https://www.shelbystar.com/story/news/2021/06/29/william-hunt-named-north-carolina-2021-career-fire-chief-year/7777054002/

06/29/2021
DuPont City Council Appoints Brad Martin as Fire Chief

James "Brad" Martin (CFO-2020) has been appointed chief of the DuPont Fire Department in Washington state. Congratulations, Chief! https://thesubtimes.com/2021/06/23/dupont-city-council-appoints-brad-martin-as-fire-chief/

DuPont City Council Appoints Brad Martin as Fire Chief June 23, 2021 By City of DuPont Leave a Comment Mayor Ron Frederick nominated and Council appointed Brad Martin as the Fire Chief for the DuPont Fire Department. Mr. Martin has almost 40 years of fire service experience. He began as a volunteer....

Justin Cutting (FO-2011) has been appointed director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standard...
06/23/2021

Justin Cutting (FO-2011) has been appointed director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/Ash350Fg8Fn

Justin Cutting (FO-2011) has been appointed director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/Ash350Fg8Fn

Congratulations!
06/21/2021

Congratulations!

Mandeville Fire/EMS is standing by our mission of "Excellence In Public Service"!

Peoria Fire-Medical Department receives re-accreditation
06/21/2021
Peoria Fire-Medical Department receives re-accreditation

Peoria Fire-Medical Department receives re-accreditation

For the third time the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, governed by the Center for Public Safety Excellence, has awarded the Peoria Fire-Medical Department accredited-agency status.

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06/17/2021

Read the latest from CPSE Corner: Developing Excellence in Fire & Emergency Service Departments and Personnel http://ow.ly/kq5X50Fcvf5

Read the latest from CPSE Corner: Developing Excellence in Fire & Emergency Service Departments and Personnel http://ow.ly/kq5X50Fcvf5

There are now 2,624 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 559 / FM 203 / CEMSO 151 / CTO 157. See the list of names at...
06/15/2021

There are now 2,624 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 559 / FM 203 / CEMSO 151 / CTO 157. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

There are now 2,624 CPC designated officers! CFO 1,554 / FO 559 / FM 203 / CEMSO 151 / CTO 157. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

Robert Barteck (CFO-2021) has been appointed Fire Chief for the Wausau Fire Department. Congratulations, Chief! https://...
06/10/2021

Robert Barteck (CFO-2021) has been appointed Fire Chief for the Wausau Fire Department. Congratulations, Chief!https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Portals/0/Departments/Mayor/Documents/PR2106_BarteckFireChief.pdf

Robert Barteck (CFO-2021) has been appointed Fire Chief for the Wausau Fire Department. Congratulations, Chief!https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Portals/0/Departments/Mayor/Documents/PR2106_BarteckFireChief.pdf

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Chief Reginald Freeman, CFO, fire chief of the Oakland Fire Department  (California...
06/07/2021

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Chief Reginald Freeman, CFO, fire chief of the Oakland Fire Department (California) as its newest member. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/mten50F28cV

The CPSE Board of Directors welcomes Chief Reginald Freeman, CFO, fire chief of the Oakland Fire Department (California) as its newest member. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/mten50F28cV

Murrieta Fire & Rescue embarked on facilitation of its community-driven strategic planning process by CPSE’s Technical A...
06/02/2021

Murrieta Fire & Rescue embarked on facilitation of its community-driven strategic planning process by CPSE’s Technical Advisor Program. As an accredited agency, MFR understands how a current strategic plan helps the department embrace continuous improvement.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire-EMS and Rescue embarked on its quest for excellence through a community-...
05/27/2021

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire-EMS and Rescue embarked on its quest for excellence through a community-driven strategic plan facilitated by CPSE TAP. The department provides emergency services to both airports within the Washington, DC region (DCA and IAD).

Ryan Monteith (CFO-2019, CTO-2020) has been named Fire Chief for Davidson, North Carolina. Congratulations, Chief! http:...
05/25/2021

Ryan Monteith (CFO-2019, CTO-2020) has been named Fire Chief for Davidson, North Carolina. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/uAX250EPCuq

Ryan Monteith (CFO-2019, CTO-2020) has been named Fire Chief for Davidson, North Carolina. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/uAX250EPCuq

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