The PA Dept of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner announced today that the Norristown Fire Department has successfully been re-accredited until August 30, 2019, through the PA Voluntary Advanced Rescue Services Recognition program.
This achievement shows an outstanding level of commitment to the Fire and EMS Service and to the health and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth. “I would like to congratulate members of the Norristown Fire Department for achieving re-accreditation, additionally, and most importantly, our residents should know that highly skilled and equipped firefighters are ready at a moment’s notice to assist them in an emergency” said Fire Chief Tom O’Donnell.
It is the intent of this program to recognize emergency service organizations in vehicle and machinery rescue. This program not only takes into account the equipment and rescue hardware requirements of vehicle and machinery rescue, but includes minimum manpower, training and education requirements, as well as response procedures and standard operating guidelines.
The Voluntary Rescue Recognition program is supported by National Fire Protection Association standards 1006 and 1670.