The Center for Public Safety Excellence has notified Captain Kerry Osborne of the Oak Ridge Fire Department that he has received national accreditation as a fire officer.  The Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that for more than a decade, has helped local public safety agencies around the world streamline and improve the services they provide their communities.  Through its individual commissions, CPSE provides a host of programs including accreditation for fire and emergency service agencies and professional designations for senior-level fire and emergency service officers.

Captain Osborne has worked in the emergency services field for over 21 years and has been with the ORFD since 2007, serving as a Captain since 2012.  Captain Osborne is a State of Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic and a State certified Fire Officer II.  Captain Osborne is a certified fire instructor and has taught classes in Firefighter Safety and Rescue throughout the region and continues to serve as an adjunct instructor for Roane State Community College.

These latest additions give the Oak Ridge Fire Department a total of 8 nationally accredited fire officers the most of any fire department in the State of Tennessee.  Fire Chief Darryl Kerley stated “Captain Osborne’s accreditation is another shining example of the great personnel that make up the Oak Ridge Fire Department.  I am very proud and excited to hear about Captain Osborne achieving this certification as I feel it shows our continued commitment to professionalism and excellence as an organization”.