Announcement: Recommendation for Accreditation← Back

St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 is proud to announce it has been recommended for accreditation.  For the past 4 years, the members of Fire District #1 have been working toward accreditation with thousands of man hours put forth in this effort. We would like to thank many people, both inside and outside the department who have worked diligently toward this goal.  This week, the peer assessment team from the Commission of Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) conducted a site visit to determine if we are a candidate for accreditation.  Below is the summary of their findings.


 “The CFAI has completed a comprehensive review and appraisal of the St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 based upon the eighth edition of the Fire & Emergency Service Self-Assessment Manual (FESSAM).  The commission’s goals are to promote organizational self-improvement and to award accreditation status in recognition of good performance.  The peer assessment team’s objectives were to validate the department’s self-assessment study, identify and make recommendations for improvement, issue a report of findings, and conclude if the department is eligible for an award of accreditation.

The peer assessment team followed CFAI processes and the St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 demonstrated that its self-study accreditation manual, community risk analysis, SOC, and strategic plan met all core competencies and criteria.  The peer assessment team recommends accredited agency status for the St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.


We here at Fire District #1 still have a lot of hard work ahead of us to get accredited, as this was only the first step.  We see a tremendous future here for Fire District #1 and hope you see it as well.   We would like to assure the public that you are in good hands as we move toward this goal.  We are committed to serving our community at the highest level today and into the future.

For more information about St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 visit us at or follow us on Facebook - St. Tammany Fire District #1 and Twitter - @SlidellFire_PIO

Chad Duffaut

Chief of Fire Prevention/PIO

Cell:  (985) 960-0976

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