Introduction to Fire Accreditation Analysis

Fire Accreditation Analysis can be used to complete spatial analysis workflows and generate maps based on the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) Accreditation Model Information Technology Specifications.

The CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence works with fire agencies around the world to encourage continuous improvement and promote standards of excellence. This accreditation process demonstrates that a fire agency is committed to continuous improvement, serving the community efficiently, and providing a fair and safe work environment for all personnel. Accredited fire agencies submit an annual compliance report that documents self-improvement efforts. After accreditation has been granted, fire agencies are required to submit annual performance appraisals and risk assessments. Fire Accreditation Analysis is typically implemented by fire departments, agencies, and districts that want to enhance hazard risk analysis and measure service delivery over time.

The Fire Accreditation Analysis solution delivers a set of capabilities that help fire agencies complete a standard set of spatial analysis workflows and generate a series of maps that conform with the spatial requirements included in the CFAI Accreditation Model Information Technology Specifications.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploying a solution for more information.


Fire Accreditation Analysis requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 3.2 or later (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)

Information products

Fire Accreditation Analysis includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Fire Accreditation Analysis

An ArcGIS Pro project used by fire analysts to conduct relevant spatial analysis workflows and generate a standard set of maps so you can reduce the time it takes to produce Fire Accreditation, Standards of Cover, and Annual reports.

GIS Professional (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)

Fire District Profile

A Report Template used by Fire Analysts to create a fire district profile infographic.

GIS Professional (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)

Fire Accreditation Viewer

A Portfolio app used by internal stakeholders to understand if continuous improvement objectives are being met.


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

2.0 (Nov 2023)
  • A new Fire Accreditation Analysis ArcGIS Pro project updated to use the three-axis risk assessment model in criterion 2B.4.
  • A new Fire District Profile report template.
1.0 (Jul 2022)