The Texas Fire Chief’s Association’s Best Practices program provides an avenue of departmental evaluation on 12 areas of fire service concentration:
Administration and Organization
Emergency Medical Services
Records and Information Management
Fire Prevention, Risk Reduction, Community Outreach
Safety and Health
Professional Standards and Conduct
The initial accreditation takes tremendous amount of time, documentation, and evaluations of process and procedures. Once a department achieves the TFCA Best Practice Accreditation that department must constantly maintain and re-evaluate the process to ensure that the department sustains the required level of service to be recognized as a TFCA Best Practice Department.
It is the goal of the Little Elm Fire Department to obtain its accreditation in 2015.