NCFD receives international accreditation

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The North Charleston Fire Department is now internationally accredited.Darin Kingery led the accreditation ceremony on Thursday.Kingery lost part of his leg responding to call in June when he was hit by a drunk driver.The accreditation is a big step for the department. The process typically takes three to five years.Worldwide, 187 agencies hold the honor.