EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEATHER R. COTTER
Ms. Heather R. Cotter is the Executive Director and Founder of IPSA. In 2014, Ms. Cotter formed the IPSA as a 501(c)3, non-profit public safety membership association in the State of Arizona because she recognized the need to establish a professional public safety organization that offers networking and training opportunities between EMS, fire, law enforcement, telecommunicators, and allied emergency responders. Ms. Cotter regularly interacts with the entire public safety community.
TREASURER, J. SCOTT QUIRARTE
Captain Quirarte is a 26 year veteran with the Ventura County Fire Department. For the past 5 years he has been serving on the Inter-agency Active Shooter Task Force as the project lead. Developed response procedures for all county agencies in response to an active shooter event. This included changing the medical care procedures provided in a direct and indirect threat environment. Ventura County has implemented a Rescue Task Force response model. Agencies involved: all County Fire and Law enforcement agencies, County EMSA, County OES, County Public Health, county private ambulance services, county hospitals, FIRESCOPE. Captain Quirarte has coordinated instruction of over 2,200 Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, EMS, and dispatch personnel.
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