NFD Lt. Scott Hunter completes the international professional designation process

Noblesville Fire Department Lieutenant Scott Hunter has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Officer” (FO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on Dec. 7, 2021 to confer the designation.

Lt. Hunter becomes one of only 602 FOs worldwide, and the first with that designation in the NFD.

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 FO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential. The CPC awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria.

“Achieving this designation signifies Scott’s commitment to his career in fire and emergency services and his emphasis on professional growth,” said NFD Chief Matt Mitchell, who has the Fire Marshal CPC designation. “I’m proud of Lt. Hunter for earning this distinction, but also the example it sets for his fellow firefighters with life-long learning, skill development and community service.”

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.

The CPC, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc., administers the designation program. It consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government, and the fire and emergency medical services profession. To learn more about CPC, visit About the Noblesville Fire Department: The Noblesville Fire Department has 140 career firefighters, including 10 full time staff positions, operating out of seven fire stations. NFD covers a rapidly growing area of 58 square miles within its jurisdiction. In addition to fire suppression, NFD provides emergency medical services (EMS), consisting of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS/Paramedics), and maintains a Hazardous Materials Team, Dive Team, and Tactical Rescue Team. For more information, visit