Fire dept. reaccredited by international commission

Roseville is the only city in the county, valley, to get the endorsement
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An international commission unanimously renewed the Roseville Fire Department’s accreditation, the department said in a release Tuesday. It called itself “one of 148 internationally accredited fire agencies recognized for excellence.” “It gives me great pride and confidence … in knowing our fire department is among the most professional,” Roseville City Councilman Jim Gray said in the statement. Roseville is the only city in Placer County and the Sacramento Valley to get the nod from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, according to the release. The acknowledgement means the department is working effectively, has a defined mission, and encourages professional growth. The commission’s seal of approval can contribute to an improved national reputation and quality safety standards that increase economic development and decrease property insurance rates. To maintain accreditation, Roseville Fire said it had to update its response standards and strategic plan in compliance with an accreditation manual. It also underwent a CFAI review earlier in the summer, and sent a team to Chicago last week to lobby for the certification. That team included Gray, division chief Kevin Dickson and fire chief Ken Wagner. “This achievement demonstrates the continued commitment of the Roseville Fire Department to provide a comprehensive and appropriate level of service to our community," Wagner said. – Lien Hoang