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|Fire Fighter/Medic Captain James M. Jiron|
Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic Captain James M. Jiron has successfully completed the process for the professional designation of “Fire Officer”. The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) officially titled Jiron on February 7, 2017, making him one of only 370 fire officers worldwide.
Additionally, Captain Jiron has been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the Michael Worthington Fire Officer Designation Scholarship.
This scholarship covers the application process and cost of registration for the 2017 Center for Public Safety Excellence Conference in Anaheim, California, where he will be recognized as one of five recipients from across the Country.
The CPC awards the Fire Officer designation following an individual’s successful completion of the organization’s stringent criteria. 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 development plan.
The Fire Officer Designation Program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.
The CPC, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc., administers the Fire Officer Designation Program. It consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government, and the fire and emergency medical services profession. To learn more about CPC, visit www.publicsafetyexcellence.org.
Captain James Jiron currently serves as a Department Safety Officer. In this position he is responsible for overall safe procedures on both emergency and non-emergency incidents. He received a Bronze Medal of Valor in 2011, for discovering a burning house, while off duty, and successfully removing two occupants before they were injured.
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