The International Public Safety Association will soon begin accepting applications from our Members to join this new Association Committee. The Committee Chair, Captain Brad Havrilla, is a 27 year veteran for Palm Beach County (FL) Fire Rescue and is currently coordinating Fire Rescue’s Active Shooter Response program. This coordinated response between Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue has tightened the gap between these two agencies and is strengthening the bond of Public Safety in South Florida.
The purpose of the Rescue Task Force Committee is to provide the International Public Safety Association guidance in all matters relating to the development, management, and training practices of Rescue Task Forces. The committee shall enhance the cooperation and the sharing of information between agencies who use Rescue Task Forces and those exploring the possibility of starting a Rescue Task Force; the Committee will publish documents and articles to assist in the understanding of the benefits, costs, and complexities of on-going Rescue Task Force training and management.
The IPSA Rescue Task Force Committee shall consist of a Committee Chair, an IPSA Staff Liaison, and up to 16 Members representing law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and telecommunications.