In October 2013, Kensington Fire Protection District became a re-accredited District of Distinction through the Special District Leadership Foundation for a third successive term. KFPD was originally designated a District of Distinction in 2009. The District of Distinction accreditation is one of the most prestigious local government awards in the state of California. This award clearly validates Kensington Fire's commitment to good governance and to ethical and sound operating practices.
Kensington Fire Protection District met a list of requirements involving policies, procedures, continuing education and audit standards to receive this accreditation. They are only the 16th District of Distinction in the state since the program began in 2006.
When asked why Kensington Fire Protection District decided to apply for District of Distinction accreditation, Fire Chief Maples stated: "The Kensington Fire Protection District pursued the District of Distinction accreditation to demonstrate our level of understanding and fiscal responsibility in providing essential public services."