The Union Township Fire Department was awarded its first Accredited Agency Status by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International at their annual meeting in August 2004. Since the initial Accreditation the department has continued to meet the goals of the commission and strive for excellence through continual quality improvement.
The process of complying with hundreds of strict and comprehensive standards is an evolving and ongoing process throughout the five year accreditation cycle. The Accreditation Manager must compile Annual Compliance Reports that address the progress the department is making toward meeting the recommendations the Site Visit Team recommended during the site visit. At the completion of the five year accreditation cycle a new set of documents are prepared and then reviewed by a new site visit team during a three day comprehensive on site review. Once the site visit team has completed their review and the documents have been forwarded to the Commission the department must testify before the Board of Directors to obtain final approval as an Accredited Agency.
Union Township is proud to be one of one hundred eighty-seven Accredited Agencies worldwide. The model of continual quality improvement that the accreditation process is based upon works hand in hand with Union Township’s mission to “Exceed Expectations”. While Union Township is honored to be a part of this elite group of fire agencies; the major benefit of being an Accredited Agency is the commitment by the department to provide continual quality service to the community.