Kingman Assistant Fire Chief Keith Eaton has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on July 15, 2016, to officially confer the designation upon Assistant Chief Keith Eaton, he will receive recognition at Fire Rescue International at the CPSE banquet in San Antonio, in August. Chief Eaton is one of only 1,175 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.
Assistant Chief Eaton has a rich knowledge of the emergency services profession and has far surpassed critical core competencies fore 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. To learn more about CPC, visit www.publicsafetyexcellence.org.
Assistant Chief Eaton has been a member of the Kingman Fire Department for 10 years.