Fire and Rescue Accreditation Process


In 2018, District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services (DNVFRS) began a process to become an accredited fire service through the Commission on Fire Service Accreditation International (CFAI).

The journey to accreditation exemplifies our commitment to establishing a culture of self-improvement and providing the community with an innovative, progressive fire department that meets and exceeds expectations.

DNVFRS received international accreditation from CFAI in April 2022.

Why become an accredited agency?

We are committed to attaining and maintaining CFAI accreditation. The path to achieving this goal provides the opportunities to:

  • Emphasize our dedication to excellence
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement
  • Receive independent validation of our work
  • Provide tangible data for our elected officials and stakeholders

What's involved

Gaining international accredited agency status is a multi-year process that involves many steps and actions, including:

  • Building an accreditation team
  • Creating three documents:
    -Community Risk Assessment – Standards of Cover
    -Strategic Plan
    -Self-Assessment Manual
  • Peer review of the documents, onsite assessment, and accreditation report
  • Meeting requirements of Commission of Fire Accreditation International

Goals and performance 

The goals and performance of DNVFRS are articulated in the three companion documents of accreditation: 

Download the full version of the Community Risk Assessment: Standards of Cover 2020-2025

Video: Community Risk Assessment: Standards of Cover 2020-2025

Contact Us

Do you have feedback or questions about these documents and fire service accreditation? Please contact us by emailing

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