170420-N-RX668-016 NEWPORT, R.I. (April 20, 2017) Firefighters assigned to Naval Station Newport’s Fire Department gather outside the station to show off their accreditation plaque from the Commission of Fire Accreditation International. The department earned their accreditation for their superior performance as a military fire and emergency services station. It is the first fire department in the state of Rhode Island and the first in Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic outside of Norfolk to receive this accreditation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)
Taken: 04.20.2017 | Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jess Lewis
“The whole purpose of having this accreditation is to validate what we do here as a station,” said Tim Kerrigan, fire chief, Naval Station Newport Fire Department. “The process for getting this accreditation is very in-depth. It covers everything from administration to training to everyday operations at the station.” As part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, CFAI did a formal process of assessment and audit of the fire department’s management system to verify its conformance to the specifications of an international standard. “The accreditation formalizes and validates everything we do in an objective manner,” said fire Lt. Brian Hall, assistant regional accreditation manager, Naval Station Newport Fire...
04.20.2017 | NEWPORT, RI, US | Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jess Lewis
Seventy-four students from the College of Naval Warfare and the College of Naval Command and Staff will graduate from U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The ceremonial guest speaker will be Army Col. Joseph McGraw, professor of joint military operations.
Taken: 02.28.2017 | Courtesy Video