Our committees are an opportunity for Members to roll up their sleeves to develop policies, recommendations, publications and artifacts for the IPSA and the global public safety community.
It's important to note that IPSA Committees are working groups, and all committee members should expect to volunteer between four - 10 hours per month to help the committee meet its goals.
Applications to serve on IPSA committees closed on April 15, 2020. Appointments will be made by June 30.
The purpose of the Rescue Task Force Committee is to provide the IPSA guidance in all matters relating to the development, management and training practices of RTFs. The committee shall enhance the cooperation and the sharing of information between agencies who use RTF and those exploring the possibility of starting a RTF. The Committee will publish documents and articles to assist in the understanding of the benefits, costs, and complexities of on-going RTF training and management. Lieutenant George Steiner with Elgin Fire Department serves as Chair.
Tactical Emergency Medical Support is integral to SWAT and police Tactical Units in providing Special Operations Medicine in the pre-hospital setting. Tactical medics deliver point of wounding care in the direct threat, indirect threat and tactical evacuation phases of the austere environment. TEMS responds to high threat incidents such as: high risk warrants, terrorist attacks, active shooters and other intentional mass casualty incidents. Allison G.S. Knox serves as Chair.
Mental Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee
This committee will address contemporary issues relating to public safety mental health, fitness and wellness issues and programs. Specifically, the IPSA Mental Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee will conduct research to develop papers, policy, position statements and relevant artifacts for the IPSA to share with the global public safety community. Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM serves as Committee Chair.
The IPSA UAS committee will address contemporary issues relating to UAS programs and public safety. Specifically, the IPSA UAS committee will provide webinar training, research to develop papers, policy, position statements and relevant artifacts for the IPSA to share with the global public safety community. Chair, Vacant.