New title for Hughes another step in raising LAFD's stature

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Public Safety > Chief is one of less than 1,000 to earn top moniker

By Tris DeRoma

The year 2013 turned out to be a pretty good year for Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes.
This year, he achieved a milestone in his career that few fire chiefs do. In December, he was awarded the status of “Chief Fire Officer” by a commission within the Center for Public Safety Excellence, the same organization the fire department has received its accreditation from.
According to a press release from Los Alamos County, Hughes has joined a rare group, as there are only 944 CFOs worldwide.
Chiefs are awarded the CFO designation through lengthy reviews of their careers, and it’s something firefighters have to focus on achieving through community involvement, education, professional experience and the professional development of the fire companies they lead.
Hughes said he focused on achieving the professional goal 15 years ago, when he was a chief with Nebraska’s Grand Island Fire Department.
Hughes became chief of that department during his last three years there before moving on to the Los Alamos Fire Department.
“It’s a long process. They look at your whole body of work, Hughes said. “It’s not something you can get on day one of being a chief; it takes a while.”

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