Performance Standards

Lieutenant Bennie Kennedy                                                                                                            Accreditation Manager

The Accreditation Manager is tasked with managing the assessment and evaluation of department past, present and future service levels/performance to ensure compliance with professional standards and accreditation requirements. The department’s Accreditation Manager also assist with maintaining the department’s ISO Class 1 rating and teaching various classes within the department.  The Accreditation Manager's work will allow the Valdosta Fire Department to compare their overall performance to industry best practices in order to: 

  • Determine community risk and safety needs and develop community-specific Standards of Cover.
  • Evaluate the performance of the department.
  • Establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement. 

This in return provides the measuring criteria for our local government to assess the professional performance and efficiency of the department. 

The following is a list of benefits that this process provides the department and the community it serves.

  • Assures colleagues and the public that the department has definite missions and objectives that are appropriate for the jurisdictions served.
  • Provides a detailed evaluation of the services provided to the community
  • Determines community risk and safety needs
  • Creates a mechanism for developing strategic and program action plans
  • Evaluates the performance of the department
  • Establishes a method for achieving continuous organizational improvements
  • Helps to justify programs and budgetary needs through performance measurements
  • Helps to identify strengths and weaknesses within the department
  • Creates methods or systems for addressing deficiencies while building organizational success
  • Identifies potential risks and enables the department to effectively mitigate emergencies with appropriate resources
  • Fosters national recognition by colleagues and the public

Fire

229-333-1835

229-333-1879

Fire Chief

Freddie Broome

Location

106 South Oak Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Fire Events

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