POSTED: 1:57 p.m. HST, Sep 3, 2010
The Honolulu Fire Department was recently awarded its second reaccreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
Accreditation is based how an agency delivers services compared to national standards and best practices. HFD is one of 148 agencies worldwide to receive the five-year accreditation from the commission, a nonprofit established to help fire and emergency service agencies achieve organizational and professional excellence.
The award was presented to Fire Chief Kenneth Silva at the organization's Fire-Rescue International Conference in Chicago on Aug. 25.
The department consists of 1,090 uniformed and 61 non-uniformed personnel.