Fire Chief David Eagle and Assistant Chief Steven Dishman of the Danville Fire Department have successfully completed the process that awards them the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on June 4, 2013, to officially confer the designation upon them. They are two of only 913 CFO's worldwide.
The CPC awards the CFO designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria. The process includes an assessment of the applicant’s education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to the profession, and community involvement. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.
Both have a rich knowledge of the emergency services profession and have far surpassed critical core competencies for personnel serving in senior fire officer positions.
The CFO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.
The Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc., (CPSE) administers the CFO Designation Program. The CPC consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government, and the fire and emergency medical services profession.