Manassas Fire & Rescue Captain Completes International Professional Designation

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Captain Matthew Fox

Captain Matthew Fox from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has completed the process to become a Fire Officer (FO) and was awarded the designation recently by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Only 448 others have achieved this designation worldwide.

The designation program is voluntary and recognizes individuals who demonstrate 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 FO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential. The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria. The designation is valid for three years and requires recipients to show continued growth to maintain the designation.

Achieving this designation signifies Captain Fox’s commitment to his career in the fire and emergency services.

The Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc., consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government, and the fire and emergency medical services profession. To learn more about CPC, visit

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