by the CPC of the CPSE
Chief Training Officers Designated
The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), met last week and conferred the first group of Chief Training Officer (CTO) Designees. These individuals participated in the beta phase of the designation development and successfully met the requirements to receive designation.
Ø Derrick Clouston, North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
Ø Stephan D. Cox, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services
Ø Eriks J. Gabliks, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Ø Brian P. Kazmierzak, Penn Township Fire Department, Mishawaka, Indiana
Ø Randy E. Novak, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Fire Service Training Bureau
Ø Benjamin F. Smith, III, Wilson, North Carolina Fire/Rescue Services
"I found this process to be both challenging and rewarding. This review and recognition by my peers is an important part of my continued professional development", stated Randy Novak, Bureau Chief, Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.
Individuals who administer training and educational programs in emergency services are encouraged to review the designation guidelines. To apply, candidates must demonstrate excellence in seven key areas: Experience, Education, Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Professional Memberships and Affiliations, Community Service, and Technical Competencies.
To learn more about the Chief Training Officer designation or to begin the application process, please visit our website at http://publicsafetyexcellence.org/professional-credentialing/about-credentialing-cpc.aspx.
The Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc. (CPSE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1996 to award accreditation to fire and emergency service agencies and to pursue scientific research and education in the public interest. In 2000 credentialing was developed to facilitate in the professional development and career planning for fire and emergency service personnel.
The Center for Public Safety Excellence primary concentration is on its accreditation and credentialing models. The accreditation model identifies and maintains optimal levels of fire and emergency services for agencies. The credentialing model elevates and sustains the professional standards for those persons responsible for managing and delivering essential fire and emergency services.
The Center for Public Safety Excellence conducts workshops and publishes materials specifically designed to achieve and maintain a continuous path for quality improvement for both fire and emergency service agencies and personnel. CPSE has a consulting service to help the fire and emergency service community meet the new public expectations to achieve and measure standards of effectiveness for the cost and methods of delivering essential fire and emergency services.