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Fire Prevention & Life Safety Department Accreditation


IAS accreditation demonstrates that fire prevention and life safety departments have met the national standard and are qualified to provide public safety services for their communities. The accreditation is based on IAS Accreditation Criteria for Fire Prevention and Life Safety Departments (AC426). Getting accredited involves an assessment of the department’s goals, policies, and procedures for code administration, plan review and inspection.

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IAS Accreditation for Fire Prevention & Life Safety Departments
  • Demonstrates that departments implement best practices for public safety.
  • Independent verification to ensure that departments are competent and meet  nationally recognized standards.
  • A performance tool that helps departments proactively establish, and assess  goals for public safety, customer service, budgeting, professional development, and other related functions.
  • Enhances the public and professional image of fire prevention and life safety departments.

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