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CFD's chief awarded CFO designation

COVINGTON - Fire Chief Don T. Floyd of the Covington Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of "Chief Fire Officer," a distinction shared by only 630 CFOs worldwide.

The Commission on Professional Credentialing met March 9 to officially confer the redesignation upon Floyd.

The CFO designation is a voluntary program to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components, including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association memberships, community involvement and technical competency.

Floyd originally received this designation in August 2003.

To maintain the designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a CFO in four areas - professional development, professional contributions, active association membership and community involvement.

A Board of Review consisting of fire and emergency services professionals and representatives from academia and municipal agencies review each application and recommend successful candidates for designation to the commission.

Floyd has been a member of the Covington Fire Department for 37 years.