Community Driven Strategic Plan
SFD has decided to seek Accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in order to assess and improve service delivery to the communities of Seaside and Del Rey Oaks. In 2019 the Seaside Fire Department engaged the community and conducted a Community Driven Strategic Plan to establish objectives and priorities to improve service delivery to Citizens.
The department believes this work will help build more effective strategies that align with the values of the communities.
The Plan includes the following:
- A background and history of the department
- The Community Driving Strategic Planning Process
- External Stakeholder Findings
- Internal Stakeholder Findings
- Major Goals and Objectives and Timeline with Critical Tasks
The plan was delivered to the City Council in early 2020 and can be accessed from the links below:
Outcome Goals and Objectives
As a result of the Strategic Plan, the following are the top resulting Major Goals and Objectives:
Ensure diversity within our ranks to better represent the demographics of our communities
Evaluate current service demand to maintain and improve current delivery of services
Anticipate and prepare for increased service demands in the former Fort Ord
Maintain and improve current facilities, apparatus, equipment and staffing
Implement Community Risk Reduction Strategies
Why Seek Accreditation?
In order to better serve its community, the SFD is seeking accreditation from th Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). This program is an evaluative and recognition process to ensure the maintenance of standards or qualifications for a fire department.
Through this process we are hoping to analyze our programs and services to identify our strengths and weaknesses, expand on services that are value added, and identify critical issues and reduce service gaps, optimize resources as well as establish goals and objectives through performance measurements and strategic initiatives.
The Accreditation Process
The accreditation is not a project, but a process. Through this process, SSFD will develop the following four tools:
A Self Assessment - a a comprehensive review and assessment of all phases of the organization.
A Community Risk Analysis - an evaluation of the hazards and buildings in our community to ensure that the department strategies match community needs.
Development of Standards of Cover - a document that provides a comprehensive evaluation of the services provided to the community.
Development of a Community Driven Strategic Plan - a repository of all identified short-, medium-, and long-term goals and objectives.