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Naperville Fire Department achieves sixth consecutive International Accreditation


Above / Members of the Naperville Fire Department always take a prominent place in Naperville parades. Next up is the Labor Day Parade on Mon., Sept. 5. Also save the date for the annual Public Safety Open House, set for Sat., Sept. 17, 2022. (PN File Photo, Memorial Day Parade)

The City of Naperville announced today that the Naperville Fire Department has been awarded its sixth consecutive accreditation from the Center of Public Safety Excellence.

Chief Mark Puknaitis

The accreditation process allows organizations to study internal performance and ensure that they are placing an emphasis on being data-driven, strategic-minded and community-focused. There are 301 agencies accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The Naperville Fire Department has been designated as a “Legacy Agency” and has been accredited since 1997. Naperville is one of only two agencies in the world to achieve accreditation six consecutive times.

“Our department is committed to maintaining the standard it has set over the previous 25 years of accreditation and will continue to use data-driven decision making to provide efficient, high quality service to all Naperville community members,” said Naperville Fire Department Chief Mark Puknaitis. “Accreditation is an international recognition of achievement and every member of the department should take great pride in the level of service we provide this community.”

To be recommended for accreditation, the Naperville Fire Department completed a self-assessment and compiled both a risk hazard assessment and a strategic plan. In an effort to be prepared for the accreditation process, the Naperville Fire Department has incorporated these requirements into their day-to-day operations.

For more information about the Naperville Fire Department, visit www.naperville.il.us/nfd

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