Division Chief Matt Mitchell of the Noblesville Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of Fire Marshal. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met this spring to officially confer the designation upon Mitchell. Mitchell is one of only 28 official fire marshals worldwide. He has been a member of the Noblesville Fire Department for more than 20 years.
The CPC awards the fire marshal 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.
The fire marshal designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.
The CPC, which administers the program, consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government and the fire and emergency medical services profession. To learn more about CPC, visit www.publicsafetyexcellence.org.