The Georgetown Fire Department is pleased to announce that Chief Fred Mitchell was re-credentialed for the level of fire chief by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission (FCS) on Thursday, Sept. 10.
The FSC is a gubernatorial appointed board that has established a process for uniform credentialing for the level of fire chief based on education, training and experience in areas relevant to serving as fire chief. The program establishes benchmarks for training in fire and emergency service management so that chiefs may be better prepared to serve their department and community.
Chief Mitchell was first granted accreditation in 2017 and participants must renew their credentials every three years.
“I’m honored to once again receive this accreditation and would like to thank the incredible members of the Georgetown Fire Department for their support during this process,” Chief Mitchell said. “I will continue to work hard to ensure residents receive the highest quality of service, and to be an effective leader and manager for the department.”
Any fire service member serving as chief of a department, or who holds the rank of captain or above is able to apply for accreditation. Participation is voluntary and all eligible personnel are encouraged to apply.
Each applicant’s documentation is reviewed by a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission to determine if the individual has attained a minimum level of credits for education, training and experience.
For more information, visit the FSC website here.