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Together we are stronger

The International Public Safety Association was established in July 2014 as a 501(c)3 non-profit. Everyone is invited to become a Member. Get involved. Make a difference. Join the IPSA today!

Our vision is for a stronger, more integrated public safety community capable of an effective joint response to all incidents. 

We represent all public safety disciplines: law enforcement, fire service, EMS, telecommunications, public works (water, sanitation, transportation), public health, hospitals, security, private sector, and emergency management. 

Member of the Month

District Chief David O'Neal

O’Neal has been with the Akron Fire Department for over 30 years. Currently, he is a District Chief and oversees the Special Operations Division, which is responsible for all hazardous material, building collapse, confined space, high angle, trench and water rescue response for the City of Akron and the surrounding region. He is also in charge of the Fire Maintenance Division, which includes vehicle maintenance and purchasing, station maintenance and fire hydrant maintenance. He has been a ranking officer on the department for over 24 years, holding numerous positions.

O’Neal is currently an Active Member of the International Public Safety Association and has participated in many of our events, programs and committees. He attended our recent conferences (2022 in Mesa, Arizona and 2020 in Tempe, Arizona) and is registered to attend our Annual Conference in 2023 in Mesa, Arizona. He also served on our Special Advisory Committee to the Executive Director in 2021. He has also done a webinar with us on Rescue Task Force training.

It’s members like O’Neal that roll up their sleeves and actively contribute to the International Public Safety Association that truly make a difference in helping us advance our mission.

Upcoming Events


9.6.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Terrorism & Counterterrorism

9.7.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Integrated Response

9.8.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Fitness

9.20.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Technology

9.21.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Leadership

9.22.2022 @ 0800hrs AZ: Mental Health

Learn more about IPSA Sections


5.1.2023 @ 0900hrs AZ: Mesa, AZ

5.2.2023 @ 0900hrs AZ: Mesa, AZ

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Advertise with Us

Public and private organizations can advertise with the IPSA, whether it's about a new service or even a job opportunity. Each ad includes weekly social media posts, a website post and an announcement in our weekly newsletter (over 40,000 impressions per week). Pricing is $500 for 30 days. Contact us to advertise 

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