Main Village Bulletin

Posted on: May 16, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE FIRE CHIEF COMPLETES INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RE-DESIGNATION PROCESS

Chief Mike Baker received the re-designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO) on May 10, 2016 from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional re-designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO).

The designation was given by the Commission on Professional Credentialing who met on May 10, 2016. Chief Baker is one of only 1,146 CFO’s worldwide.

Chief Baker received his original CFO designation on June 4, 2013. To maintain it, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a CFO in four areas: Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership and Community Involvement.

“We congratulate Chief Baker for his ongoing dedication to professional development,” said Village Manager Dane Bragg. “This re-designation signifies his commitment to his department, the Village, and to the residents of Buffalo Grove.”

The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components including Experience, Education, Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Association Membership, Community Involvement, and Technical Competencies.

A Board of Review consisting of members of the fire and emergency services profession, academia, and municipal agencies reviews each application and recommends successful candidates for designation to the Commission.

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