For the second time, Regina Fire and Protective Services has been given International Accreditation for the next five years.
Fire departments who are awarded this are continuously meeting industry standards and making continued improvements to the services they provide.
Fire Chief, Layne Jackson said there has been many improvements made that can be noted.
“Our response times have steadily improved, our standard operating procedures that we use when we’re responding have improved, and out data integrity so how we collect data on the department, our risk in the community and our emergency response calls have steadily improved as well,” Jackson said on Monday.
Only six other fire departments in the country have received the accreditation, in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, St. Albert, Ottawa and Guelph.
With only six other departments receiving the accreditation around the country Jackson said they see first hand how difficult it is to achieve.
“It is an extensive process and it’s extensive self evaluation, we have to develop a standards of cover for the city. There is about 240 criteria that we’re evaluated on,” Jackson said.
Internationally more than 230 departments are accredited.
The accreditation is given by the Commission of Fire Accreditation International.