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Rockford Fire Department earns new certification

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Fire Department Fire Maintenance Facility is now recognized as a Certified Fleet Management Operation by the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA).

The Rockford Fire Department Fire Maintenance Facility is the first fire department in the nation to receive this certification. The certification process covers 120 specific criteria points and participating departments must meet 15 performance standards.

At the core of the certification are eight foundation categories: staffing and productivity; company and employee goals, mission statement and business plan; parts and inventory management; replacement police and financial program; fleet utilization management; fleet policy and procedures documentation; preventive maintenance program and customer service.

The GFMA is a group of associations and organizations dedicated to excellence in fleet management. GFMA administers the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification program which has become the standard for ensuring peak fleet operation performance. R.

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