CLERMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT EARNS INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
March of 2023, the City of Clermont Fire Department was reaccredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Clermont Fire Department is Lake County's first department to earn this accreditation and ISO 1. The coveted achievement is the gold standard among fire departments around the world. Of the nearly 500 fire departments and stations in Florida, only 22 have earned accreditation. There are 30,000 fire departments in the U.S. alone and many more worldwide. Clermont Fire department is one of only 179 civilian (non-DOD) departments worldwide that holds this designation. The Commission examined the department in 10 categories that included administration, training and competency, the exhaustive process looked at the fire department's programs, resources and planning. The department also conducted internal and external focus groups assessing perceptions of the department's service to the community. The Clermont Fire Department has 89 full-time employees and operates four stations, including one joint station with Lake County.