The Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has received re-accreditation from the Commission for Fire Accreditation International for the third time, the city announced Thursday.
Last year, the departments accreditation was put on hold, or deferred, while it addressed three issues with response times; technical rescue program and hazardous materials program. Those issues were signed off on by the re-accreditation team last December, but the formal re-accreditation wasnt approved until this week.
This process is not a rubber stamp. It is a thorough review and analysis, said Chief Jeff Meyer. Because re-accreditation is difficult to achieve, today is all the more gratifying. We have a great department and each member should be proud.
The accreditation is valid for five years.