1 of only 153 Fire Marshals in the world in Bullhead City

Published by The Bee News

March 26, 2019

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BCFD Fire Investigator Fire/ Fire Inspector Barbie Skeen receives the Commission on Professional Credentialing(CPC) Fire Marshal designation.

Bullhead City, Arizona – The Commission of Professional Credentialing (CPC) announced that Barbie Skeen has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Marshal” (FM). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on February 5, 2019, to confer the designation. Barbie Skeen becomes one of only 153 FMs worldwide.

The Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their 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 FM designation program used 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.

This professional designation is valid for three years. Maintaining the designation requires recipients to show continued growth in the areas of professional development, professional contributions, active association membership, and community involvement as well as adhere to a strict code of professional conduct.

Barbie began her career with the Bullhead City Fire Department in 2004 as the Public Education Specialist. Currently, she holds the position of Fire Investigator/Fire Inspector. Barbie graduated from the Grand Canyon University with a Master’s of Science in Leadership with an emphasis in disaster preparedness and executive fire leadership. She holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science from Arizona State University in Fire Service Management and an Associate’s of Applied Science from Scottsdale Community College in Fire Science Technology. 

Barbie recognizes the importance of giving back to the community, leading by example, performing at the highest level and having a positive attitude. Her professionalism and loyalty epitomize excellence.

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