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Posted on: March 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Denton Fire Department is Awarded International Accredited Status


The department was recognized at the 2023 CFAI Hearing at CPSE Excellence Conference in Orlando, FL

DENTON, TX, Mar. 1, 2023 – The Denton Fire Department in Denton, Texas has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.   

The Denton Fire Department is one of more than 300 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE)

Other accredited agencies in North Texas include Plano Fire Rescue, Frisco Fire Department, and Southlake Fire Department. Denton Fire Department is one of the eleven career fire departments in the state that has earned accredited status.

CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities. The CFAI process is voluntary and provides an agency with an improvement model to assess their service delivery and performance internally and then works with a team of peers from other agencies to evaluate their completed self-assessment.

Fire Chief Kenneth Hedges stated that the agency’s achievement of Accredited Agency status “demonstrates the commitment of the agency to provide the highest quality of service to our community.” Chief Hedges also stated, “We have been able to use the Commission on Fire Accreditation International’s process as a proactive mechanism to plan for the future of this agency and identify areas where we can improve on the quality of the services the Denton Fire Department provides.”

Contact: David Boots – DFD PIO, (940) 349-8833, [email protected]


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