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Pueblo fire chief gets "Chief Fire Officer" credential

PUEBLO, Colo. - Pueblo Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley of the City of Pueblo Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the designation of "Chief Fire Officer," according to a press release from the Pueblo Fire Department.

The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on February 5, 2013 to officially confer the re-designation upon Chief Riley. Chief Riley is one of only 865 CFO's worldwide, said the press release.

According to the press release:

The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components including: Experience, Education, Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Association Membership, Community Involvement, and Technical Competencies.

Chief Riley received his original designation on March 9, 2004. To maintain the designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a CFO in four areas: Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership, and Community Involvement.

A board of Review consisting of members of the fire and emergency services profession, academia, and municipal agencies review each application and recommends successful candidates for designation to the Commission.

Chief Riley has been a member of the fire service for 31 years, and Fire Chief for the City of Pueblo Fire Department since 2006.

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