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CFO Sink's State Fire Marshal Bureau Receives Prestigious Accreditation

2/3/2010

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CONTACT: Kyra Jennings or Jennifer Hirst (850) 413-2842
 
CFO Sink’s Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations Only Stand-Alone Fire Investigative Unit in Country to be Accredited
 
STUART— Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink’s Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations today received the prestigious honor of full accreditation status from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.  The Bureau of Fire and Arson qualified for the highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence after meeting 260 standards of professionalism designed specifically for Florida law enforcement agencies. 
 
“This honor demonstrates the hard work and professionalism of our Fire and Arson investigators, as they join the ranks of top law enforcement agencies in Florida,” said CFO Sink.  “Our State Fire Marshal team work diligently alongside local law enforcement everyday to keep Floridians safe and investigate wrongdoing, and they greatly deserve this prestigious honor.”
 
The Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations will be the only stand-alone fire investigative unit in the country to be law enforcement accredited.  CFO Sink attended the accreditation ceremony in Stuart today, and commended Bureau Chief John Corbett and accreditation manager Captain Janet Hartman for this achievement.  The accreditation lasts three years.  
 
Last week, CFO Sink’s Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, also known as the Florida State Fire College, received re-accreditation status by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualification System. “In today’s complex environment, professional, comprehensive and consistent emergency responder training is an essential element in ensuring that the citizens and visitors in Florida receive the best possible emergency care available, and I congratulate our Florida State Fire College on their re-accreditation,” stated CFO Sink.
 
CFO Sink’s Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations is a law enforcement branch of the Division of State Fire Marshal that assists other state and local fire and law enforcement agencies in the investigation of fires of suspicious origin.  Anyone with information about arson or any suspicious incident of fire is asked to call 1-877-NO-ARSON and rewards are offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.