In 2013 the City of Barstow Fire Protection District applied for applicants status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The Department goal is accreditation by the year 2017.
The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) is dedicated to assisting fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self assessment and accreditation, in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities. CFAI accreditation is the prestigious award granted to fire service agencies that successfully complete a rigorous peer and self-assessment process. The accreditation award confirms that the services the Barstow Fire Department provides are among the best in the world. This process validates the department's performance, offering assurances to the community that the Barstow Fire Department is a cost efficient and effective organization.
The following categories make up the self-assessment:
Governance and Administration
Assessment and Planning
Goals and Objectives
Programs (fire suppression, fire prevention/life safety, public education, fire investigation, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical services, domestic preparedness planning and response, aviation rescue and firefighting services)
Training and Competency
External Systems Resources
For more information on Barstow's fire service accreditation efforts, contact: BFPD Office at (760) 256-2254.