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INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION
Together we are stronger

Member of the Month

The International Public Safety Association launched a new membership recognition program in June 2022. Each month, the Executive Director identifies a member who has gone above and beyond in their charitable service to advancing our organization's mission. Everyone who is a current member in good standing is eligible to be selected. 

August 2022

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.


July 2022


Sergeant Katherine Severson

Severson is a 25-year serving police officer and Sergeant in the Calgary Police Service (Alberta, Canada), currently leading the Emergency Management Unit within the Major Events & Emergency Management Section.

In her role she manages the Police Tactical Operations Center, plans her agency’s response to complex incidents and major events, and coordinates disaster response with the fire department, EMS, 911 Dispatch and other City partners.

Sergeant Severson is a current Active Member of the IPSA. She is presently serving in a leadership role as a member of the IPSA's Board of Directors. Sergeant Severson previously served on the IPSA's RTF Committee, has made personal donations to the organization and is helping plan our 2023 Integrated Response and Interoperability Conference.


June 2022


Nicholas Greco, M.S. BCETS, CATSM, FAAETS

Greco is an Active Lifetime Member of the IPSA. He has also served as Chair of our Mental Health and Wellness Committee for over 5 years, is a Member of our Mental Health Section, supports our Corporate Sponsor Program, participated in numerous webinars and contributed multiple public safety column articles to the IPSA.

Thank you Nick for your service to the IPSA and public safety! We're thrilled to have you as an Active Lifetime Member.

Become a New Member Today

The IPSA, a 501(c)3 non-profit, invites everyone to join! Our vision is for a stronger, more integrated public safety community capable of an effective joint response to all public safety incidents. We offer individual and group membership options. 

IPSA members receive complimentary webinar registration, discounted pricing for our in-person events, the ability to participate in the development of our publications, the opportunity to serve in a leadership role and the opportunity to join a Section.

Your membership dues are thoughtfully applied toward the development of our publications, our multidiscipline training via webinars and in-person events and our general operations.


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