Captain Holger Durre of the Poudre Fire Authority has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Fire Officer,” according to a news release from Poudre Fire Authority. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on July 2, 2013, to officially confer the designation upon Captain Durre.
Captain Durre is one of only 151 FO’s worldwide.
The CPC awards the FO designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria, according to PFA. The process includes an assessment of the applicant’s education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to the profession and community involvement. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.
The FO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.
Captain Durre has been a member of the PFA for 13 years and currently is the Accreditation Manager.