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  • 23 Dec 2016 6:30 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    Sign up for the IPSA's web workshop on grant writing. More details on our home  page under Upcoming Events.

  • 20 Dec 2016 6:30 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    This year has been a difficult and tragic year for the public safety community. The United States lost over 250 public safety professionals in 2016. These brave and courageous first responders included fire service professionals, law enforcement officers, EMS providers and K9s.

    Every first responder knows that the next shift may be their last. When officers strap on their guns, when firefighters gear up, when medics grab treatment bags, when K9s are on duty, they are knowingly risking their personal safety and welfare for the sake of the communities they serve. That risk exists every day of their careers and extends well into retirement years.

    The International Public Safety Association serves the entire public safety community. We are heartbroken over this staggering loss and extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the departments, families and friends of the fallen.

    As we look ahead to 2017, we will continue to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We must remain strong and vigilant so that at the end of the shift everyone goes home.

    -IPSA Memorial Committee


  • 19 Dec 2016 6:11 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The International Public Safety Association hosts mission critical, educational web-trainings on a regular basis. Members and Non-Members can now rent all of our webcasts on-demand 24/7.

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  • 19 Dec 2016 6:10 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The IPSA relies on individuals and organizations to help us provide programs, services, training and resources to the public safety community. We recognize the critical role everyone has in keeping public safety officials and communities safe.

    It is your contribution and support to the IPSA that will allow us to achieve our vision of creating a stronger, more integrated public safety community capable of an effective joint response to all public safety incidents.

    Learn More


  • 01 Dec 2016 5:43 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The IPSA is now accepting applications from our Membership to serve on the peer review committee. Applications will be accepted through February 28,  2017 for March appointment. 

  • 21 Nov 2016 12:00 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    If you have a joint Law and Fire/EMS tactical medic program (TEMS), the IPSA wants to hear about it. We recognize there are some great TEMS programs out there, but there is no national repository.

    Please complete this very short survey so we can start to build a better understanding about the TEMS programs that currently exist. 

    Also, if you know of an agency that has a TEMS program, can you please forward this survey to them?

    Start Survey

    We will collect this data through 12/31/2016.

  • 09 Nov 2016 7:29 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The IPSA will be holding an election in 2018 to appoint new members to the Board of Directors. Since the IPSA is a public, 501(c)3 non-profit membership association, anyone who is a Voting member by 12/31/2016 will be eligible to run in 2018.

    Directorships shall not be denied to any person on the basis of race, creed, sex, religion or national origin. 

    Qualifications for directors of this IPSA include: 

    • Voting member of the IPSA for a minimum of one year.
    • Extensive professional experience in public safey.
    If you are interested for a position on the Board, we strongly encourage you to verify your status as a Voting member of the IPSA by 12/31/2016. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Cotter.

  • 25 Oct 2016 7:46 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The IPSA kicked off its inaugural event today. Our public safety symposium brought together public safety professionals from around the U.S. and internationally to discuss contemporary issues in public safety. The sessions were an overwhelming success and very well received.

    In addition, the IPSA presented its first Leadership Award to Chief Scott Edson with Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and Chair of the IPSA's Board of Directors

    Chief Edson has been, and continues to be, instrumental in shaping the IPSA into a professional public safety association that addresses contemporary issues facing all emergency first responders. His time and dedication serving as the IPSA's first Board Chair is recognized and valued by the association's leadership and membership. 

    Presenting this award to Chief Edson was just phase one.


    Pictured: Chief Scott Edson, Executive Director Heather  Cotter, and Assistant Chief Chris DeChant

    The IPSA is proud to announce that the Scott Edson Leadership Award will now be an annual award presented to an IPSA Member who demonstrates exemplary leadership in public safety. 

    Thank you Chief Edson for your commitment to the IPSA and your dedication to the public safety community. 

  • 03 Oct 2016 7:46 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The IPSA is partners with the DHS Stop.Think.Connect program, and we are charged with promoting cyber security awareness to the public safety community.

    Here are some of the things we're doing this month to promote awareness:


  • 28 Sep 2016 8:40 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    In October 2015, the IPSA Board approved several Committees. We have successfully implemented seven over the last 12 months and we are now rolling out the remaining six committees:

    1. Civil Unrest 
    2. Health/Wellness
    3. Mental Health 
    4. Tactical Emergency Medical Support
    5. Aviation/UAS
    6. Rural Areas/Small Municipalities

    To apply for the position of Chair, you must be a Voting Member and complete this application. Applications will be reviewed in early November and will remain open until each position is filled. 

    Apply Today


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