In March 2013, the department achieved accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), becoming the third in Tennessee and the second in Blount County to achieve this distinct honor. Currently, there are 220 accredited agencies internationally and 4 in the state of Tennessee.
The accreditation process has forced us to become a better department, it's forced us to truly become data-driven, it's forced us to do things in a way that we can now document how we're doing it and why we do it. We have truly become a better department because of it.
Being an accredited agency shows the community that we are constantly looking to improve and we are good stewards of their resources.