We hear it all the time and we believe it’s true; ‘Plano is one of the best places to live in the US’.
Plano’s Fire-Rescue Department, under the guidance of Fire Chief Sam Grief, holds two accreditations.
The first is the Commission on Fire Accreditation, International (CFAI) since 2001. This accreditation has been received by only five cities in Texas and in less than 170 agencies nationwide.
The second is the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services since 1998. The department is one of only five EMS services in Texas to receive this accreditation and is the ONLY fire-based EMS service to even hold this distinction.
The prestige of these accreditations and the length of time they been bestowed on the department speaks to the resolution of Plano’s Fire and Rescue’s commitment to ensuring its citizens receive some of the finest services in Texas and throughout the United States.
Our Police Department, under Chief Gregory W. Rushin, has also received prestigious accreditations of its own.
The Plano Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is an international organization which was created in 1979 through the combined efforts of four major law enforcement groups:
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
- National Sheriff’ Association, and
- Police Executive Research Forum
Plano’s police department also receive the Accreditation for Excellence Award in 2012 which designation Plano as an extraordinary example of Law Enforcement.
Taking into consideration the excellent status that both departments have in common, it’s very easy to see two major reasons why Plano, Texas is considered one of the United States, favorite cities in which to live.
To learn more about these departments and to get community news, check out their website:
For Police http://www.plano.gov/214/Police For Fire and Rescue: https://www.plano.gov/215/Fire-Rescue