Snohomish County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Mark Correira has completed the stringent requirements to be awarded the prestigious Chief Fire Officer designation by an international public safety commission.
“This is a major accomplishment. Chief Correira joins the elite ranks of less than 1,000 officers worldwide who have earned this designation,” said Fire District 1 Chief Ed Widdis. “Fire District 1 commends Chief Correira for his hard work in achieving this international recognition. This designation recognizes his leadership as well as his rich knowledge of fire and emergency medical services.”
The Chief Fire Officer designation is presented by the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Professional Credentialing. The commission awards the Chief Fire Officer designation only after an individual meets strict criteria. The process includes assessments of a candidate’s education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to the profession and community involvement. In addition, all applicants must identify a future professional development plan.
Correira serves as Fire District 1’s chief of operations, overseeing fire station operations, emergency medical services and training. He served in a similar capacity with the Edmonds Fire Department, which merged with Fire District 1 in 2010.