Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue achieved full accreditation status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) on August 22, 2007.
The CFAI is committed to assisting and improving fire and emergency service agencies around the world in achieving organizational and professional excellence through its strategic self-assessment model and accreditation process to provide continuous quality improvement and enhancement of service delivery to the community and the world at large.
The CFAI accreditation process provides a well-defined, internationally recognized benchmark system used to measure the delivery of fire and emergency services to the residents and visitors to Hilton Head Island.
Participating in the CFAI self assessment and accreditation process has the following advantages:
As of June 1, 2011, there are only 137 accredited agencies worldwide, 132 accredited agencies in the United States and only 4 accredited agencies in South Carolina.