AUSTIN, TEXAS –On October 24, 2013 at the Annual Texas Fire Marshals Association Conference and Awards Banquet the City of Deer Park Fire Marshal's Office was awarded the 2013 Achievement of Excellence Silver Level Award. TXFMA President Don Jansen Stated: "I am very excited and proud to present this Silver Level Award to the City of Deer Park Fire Marshal's Office whose hard work in fire prevention activities has earned such a prestigious award through their dedication and professionalism which is the cornerstone of this award, association and its members".
The Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention Award ("AEFP Award") is an annual award to recognize organizations for performance excellence in fire prevention. Established in 2008, the AEFP Award is administered by the Texas Fire Marshal's Association (“TxFMA") the official state chapter of the International Fire Marshal's Association.
To successfully receive the "Achievement of Excellence in Fire Prevention" award, the applicant must submit and be graded in the following Scoring Categories.
1. Authority, organization, and ethics 25 possible points2. Fire and Life safety programs 50 possible points3. Performance metrics and CQI program 25 possible points4. Web-based communications and automation 25 possible points5. Certification, education, and development 25 possible points6. Professional organizations 25 possible points7. Fire prevention legislation or ordinances 15 possible points8. Task force and other cooperative programs 10 possible points