Fire Chief Christopher Scott Hurst of the Susquehanna Hose Company has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of "Chief Fire Officer)." The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met Nov. 6 to officially confer the designation upon Hurst, who is one of only 908 CFOs worldwide.
The CPC awards the CFO designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization's stringent criteria. The process includes an assessment of the applicant's education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to the profession and community involvement. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.
Hurst has a rich knowledge of the emergency services profession and has far surpassed critical core competencies for personnel serving in senior fire officer positions.
The CFO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential
The Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc. administers the CFO 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 CPC, visit http://www.publicsafetyexcellence.org.
Hurst has been a member of the Susquehanna Hose Company for 22 years and lives in Havre de Grace.