|New Lenox Fire District Lieutenant Completes International Professional Designation Process|
|By New Lenox Fire Protection District|
|June 15, 2020|
New Lenox Fire Protection District’s Lieutenant Brian Applegate has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Fire Officer” (FO.) The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on May 5th to officially confer the designation upon Lieutenant Applegate. Applegate is now one of only 513 FO designees worldwide.
The Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competence. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.
The FO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential. The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria.
Achieving this designation signifies Lieutenant Applegate’s commitment to his career in the fire and emergency services.
The professional designation is valid for three years. Maintaining the designation requires recipients to show continued growth to the areas of professional contributions, active association membership and community involvement as well as adhere to a strict code of conduct.
The Commission of Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE), administers the FM 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 the CPC, visit www.publicsafetyexcellence.org.
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The primary mission of the New Lenox Fire and Ambulance Protection District is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property within New Lenox Village and Township from the effects for fires and sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature with professional, compassionate, and quality service.