The Commission on Professional Credentialing has begun recognizing EMS leaders. Division Chief Bill Stark of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of chief fire officer, or CFO.
The commission met May 12 to officially confer the designation upon Stark.
The CFO program, which is voluntary, is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement throughout their careers.
Candidates are evaluated in seven areas: experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competencies.
The designation is valid for three years and requires currency in four areas: professional development, professional contributions, active association membership and community involvement.