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WVU Fire Service Extension reaccredited

The West Virginia University Fire Service Extension has received reaccreditation status from the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System.

According to Mark Lambert, director of the WVU Fire Service Extension, the certification allows firefighters in the state to have nationwide accreditation.

“This Pro Board certification is offered exclusively in West Virginia by WVU,” said Lambert. “Both volunteer and paid firefighters can earn college credit or use their certifications to work anywhere in the country.” Learn more about Fire Service accreditation…

Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

WVU Extension Fire Service – Director

This WVU alumnus is now educating on behalf of the university, has come full circle to lead the program that started his career and more importantly, cares for many of the rural communities that form the state by ensuring their safety.

Lambert has served as adjunct faculty with the WVU Fire Service Extension through the years, teaching emergency personnel about topics in fire, arson, explosives and emergency response to terrorism incidents. In addition to educating others, Lambert served with the State Fire Marshal’s Office in Charleston for more than 20 years.Learn more about Mark's work...