Accreditation and Professional Standards

The Assistant Chief of Accreditation and Professional Standards reports to the Fire Chief and assists with supporting the Fire Department’s mission. 


Fort Myers Fire Department has embarked on a journey to be internationally accredited through the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.  Accreditation is often described as being community-focused, data-driven, outcome-focused, strategic-minded, well organized, properly equipped, and properly staffed and trained. The process will take several years but the results will be institutionalized.