Deputy Chief Tim Kelly Receives Accreditation
Posted: January 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Kelly of the Devens Fire Department in December for demonstrating the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation. Deputy Chief Kelly also serves as a Deputy Fire Chief for the Princeton Fire Department.
This accreditation is granted through the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission, a gubernatorial appointed board that has established a process for uniform credentialing for fire chiefs. Everett Fire Chief David Butler, who serves as chair of the commission said, “The program establishes requirements based on education, training and experience in areas relevant to serving as fire chief. It establishes benchmarks for training in fire and emergency service management so that chiefs may be better prepared to serve their department and their community.”
The 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