At the recent International Association of Fire Chiefs conference in Dallas, Texas, the Center for Public Safety Excellence conducted its annual professional credentialing and designation process. This program is voluntary and designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence across seven measured areas including: education, experience, professional development and contributions, association membership, involvement in community and technical competence while identifying a plan for future professional development.
Designations included in the professional credentialing program are: Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Chief Training Officer (CTO), Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO), Fire Marshal (FM) and Fire Officer (FO). We are proud to announce that VFIS Executive Vice President of Education, Training and Consulting, Dr. Bill Jenaway, was the recipient of re-designation as a Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer. He is one of just 117 CTOs in the nation and 1,306 CTOs across the world.
To determine credential recipients and evaluate candidates, the designation programs use a comprehensive peer review model. The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) awards selected designations only after an individual has successfully met all of the organization’s stringent criteria.
During the International Association of Fire Chiefs conference, Jenaway was also the recipient of a 40 year membership pin. It was presented by Jim Yates, President of the Eastern Division of IAFC. We congratulate him on 40 years of dedicated commitment to this incredible organization. IAFC members are the world’s leading experts in emergency medical services, terrorism response, firefighting, spilling of hazardous materials, search and rescue missions, public safety policies and natural disaster response.
For additional information on the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Fire Department Accreditation or Professional Credentialing, please visit cpse.org. For information on IAFC, please visit iafc.org.