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denise snyder

Accreditation Budget Administrator,
    Denise Snyder
Phone: (317) 571-2622
Fax: (317) 571-2615
E-mail: dsnyder@carmel.in.gov


Carmel Fire Department Accreditation

The City of Carmel Fire Department receives International Accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) at the August 2013 Fire Rescue International Conference.

The Carmel Fire Department (CFD) received Accredited Agency Status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) during the Fire Rescue International Conference in Chicago, IL held August 14 and 15, 2013.

The international accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to industry best practices worldwide. The Carmel Fire Department is now one of only three fire departments in Indiana to be accredited.

Accepting award
Members of CFD accepting International Accreditation Award at Fire Rescue International Conference.
Attendees (from left to right): Chief Randy R. Bruegman, Chief Robert Hensley, Chief David Haboush, Denise Snyder, Chief Matthew Hoffman, Chief R. Allan Cain.


Commission on Fire Accreditation Intl

What is Accreditation:

There are four components to the Accreditation process.
The components are:

*Standard of Cover

The Standard of Cover document analyzes the department’s resource deployment to determine if it is meeting the community risks and expectations. This document is essential to determining whether or not a department is prepared to provide the service level needed for fire, health, and safety risks that exist in the community.

**2018-2022 Strategic Plan

This document clearly articulates the goals and objectives of the personnel that protect the City of Carmel. As the world around us continues to change, we are faced with demands for service that the traditional fire service has never before seen. It is important for everyone to understand that the fire service of today is not the fire service of yesterday. The reality is that the fire service of tomorrow will change as well. The men and women of the Carmel Fire Department have risen to the occasion and continually deliver the highest quality of service. It is through planning and implementation that the department improves and continues to deliver the highest quality services to those we protect.


CFD accreditation

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