Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Michael Tucker Completes International Designation Process


Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Michael Tucker has been redesignated as a “Chief Fire Officer” through the Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

“Chief Tucker was originally designated as a Chief Fire Officer in 2010 and this is his fifth time earning this important professional designation,” said Commission on Professional Credentialing Program Manager Mike Higgins. “The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on October 3rd to confer the designation, and Chief Tucker continues to be recognized as one of only 1,858 Chief Fire Officers worldwide.”

The Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components including: experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement, and technical competence. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.

“The Commission on Professional Credentialing awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all the organization’s stringent criteria,” Higgins said. “Achieving this designation signifies Chief Tucker’s continuous career commitment to fire and emergency services.”

The designation is valid for three years.

“I am very honored to be redesignated a Chief Fire Officer,” Tucker said. “There is a comprehensive peer review used to evaluate all the candidates, like me, who seek this valued credential. It means a lot to me that I have earned this professional designation five times.”

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By Julie Murphy

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