Mission & Accreditation

Fire Department Mission

Mission - Washington Township Fire Department provides emergency services along with prevention and education to ensure the safety and security of the community we serve.

Vision – To provide the highest quality, most effective, safe and compassionate emergency services in the region.

An Accredited Fire Department

Washington Township Fire Department is the only department in the Miami Valley and one of just ten across Ohio to be accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, an internationally-recognized benchmark for fire and emergency services. Accreditation was awarded in 2008 and again in 2013.

Achieving and maintaining CFAI accreditation is a significant undertaking that requires leadership, the combined efforts of all department members, and a culture of quality throughout the organization. Both accreditation and reaccreditation involved a rigorous five-year process that encompassed all aspects of department operations.

The Accreditation Process

Accreditation necessitates the development and maintenance of several key documents, including a Strategic Plan, Self-Assessment Manual and a Standards of Cover and Community Risk Assessment. Department operations are validated and verified during an on-site visit by a peer assessment team and CFAI commissioners provide a panel review.

Reasons for Accreditation

We want our services to be the best and the CFAI accreditation process helps us accomplish that. CFAI provides a system for local governments to assess their communities’ needs and a method for fire departments to evaluate their performance.

For example, accreditation has caused the Washington Township Fire Department to look closely at how it performs and to compare this to a recognized national standard of 258 performance indicators in ten categories. Of the 258 indicators, 82 are core competencies required for accreditation.

Perhaps most significant, the accreditation process has placed the department on a path to continuous improvement, starting with a self-review and continuing on through the creation and implementation of a strategic plan.

Our department has embraced the continuous service improvement model, knowing that no matter how hard we strive, there always will be room for improvement. As a result, this model promises to enhance the services our community receives now and into the future.

 

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