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  • 29 Apr 2016 2:57 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is currently accepting applications from state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners for the updated and expanded Fellows Program. 

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  • 26 Apr 2016 7:46 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    In support and recognition of National Police Week 2016 (May 15-21), the International Public Safety Association produced and released a short video that is available for free and public distribution. 

    We encourage everyone to view and share on social media, with your city managers, departments, colleagues, etc.

    Click Here to Access Video

  • 25 Apr 2016 5:00 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The International Public Safety Association invites you to view and share our video in support and recognition of International Firefighters' Day on May 4, 2016.  

    IPSA Video IFFD 2016


  • 19 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The International Public Safety Association accepts Vice-Chair Position with the United States Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC).  

    The ESSCC was established in July of 2004 at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security.  The executive committee was officially formed in 2004, with the final governance structure and organizational documents approved in 2005.

    "The International Public Safety Association is absolutely thrilled about this opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair of the United States Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council.  We are fortunate to serve with such a diverse group of Associations that, when combined, represent the global public safety community.  Wren Nealy, our Member Representative, is going to do an outstanding job representing the International Public Safety Association.  Wren is a certified Paramedic and Licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas and embodies our public safety integrated response philosophy," said Heather R. Cotter, International Public Safety Association's Executive Director.  

    The next DHS ESSCC meeting will be in June 2016 in Washington DC.   Learn more about the DHS ESSCC by reviewing their charter

    Association Members representing the vast array of emergency service workers that serve on the ESSCC are listed below: 

    • National Sheriffs' Association Chair - Member Representative is Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, Story County, Iowa
    • International Public Safety Association Vice Chair – Member Representative is Wren Nealy, Cypress Creek EMS, Spring Texas
    • International Association of Fire Chiefs
    • International Association of Chiefs of Police
    • International Association of Emergency Managers
    • National Association of State EMS Officials
    • National Emergency Management Association 
    • American Ambulance Association
    • American Public Works Association
    • Central Station Alarm Association
    • National Association of Security Companies
    • National Association of State Fire Marshalls
    • National Native American Law Enforcement Association
    • Security Industry Association


  • 18 Apr 2016 12:08 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)
    The International Public Safety Association is pleased to announce its newest public safety committee established to honor our fallen heroes.  As an Association of public safety practitioners, the International Public Safety Association serves and represents those who risk their health and their lives in the service of our communities.  This includes deaths from traumatic injuries as well as sudden or chronic diseases that are attributed to the profession and as a result of over exertion or communicable disease.   

    The purpose of the Memorial Committee is to establish a mechanism for announcing and acknowledging the Line of Duty Death of a public safety practitioner and to honor their sacrifice by displaying a memorial announcement and expression of condolences. The International Public Safety Association is currently accepting applications from Members who are interested in serving on this very important committee.


    Memorial Committee

  • 13 Apr 2016 3:51 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    What would you do if you received a somewhat suspicious email or social media message from a friend that only included a link? Would you click on it?

    Phishing attacks are one of many ways cyber criminals attempt to gain access to your personal information by tricking you into clicking on links that may install malware or other programs without your knowledge.

    As an official member of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. TM Campaign, the International Public Safety Association is partnering with more than 150 organizations to promote cybersecurity awareness.

    While DHS leads the national effort to protect critical infrastructure and safeguard our Nation’s cyber resiliency, the Department needs help from each American to secure cyberspace. Being safer and more secure online is a shared responsibility. Emerging cyber threats requires everyone’s participation to create a safer cyber environment—from government and law enforcement to the private sector and, most importantly, members of the public.

    We invite you to join the national effort to make the Internet safer. Follow these tips and Stop.Think.Connect. every time you go online:

    • When in doubt, throw it out: Links in emails, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often the way cyber criminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it’s best to delete the email or avoid clicking on the advertisement.
    • Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots: Limit the type of business you conduct on public Wi-Fi networks and adjust the security settings on your device.
    •  Protect your finances: When banking and shopping online, check to make sure the websites are security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information.
    • Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
    • Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smartphones, gaming systems, tablets, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
    • Manage your passwords:Create strong passwords that are at least eight characters long and use letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure to change them regularly.
  • 12 Apr 2016 9:04 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the International Public Safety Association is holding a free webcast on Friday, April 15 @ 12pm Eastern.  We encourage everyone to register - whether you are working in a communications center or not - to get a look into the role and demands our call takers/dispatcher take on every day.  

  • 02 Apr 2016 9:22 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The International Public Safety Association announces a new partnership with the United States Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something™” public awareness campaign. 

    “In today’s environment, civilians and public safety must increase their level of situational awareness and take action when a suspicious object, individual, or activity is present.  Our communities and first responders are better served when we take that extra step and act on the anomaly before us,” said International Public Safety Association Executive Director Heather R. Cotter. 

    The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign, originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign, is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

    “Our Association will be actively promoting “If You See Something, Say Something™” message to our membership and the global public safety community,” said International Public Safety Association Executive Director Heather R. Cotter.

    The United States Department of Homeland Security will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign nationally to ensure America’s businesses, communities, and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.


  • 28 Mar 2016 3:17 PM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The International Public Safety Association is seeking an individual to serve as Chair of our new Multidiscipline Mentoring Committee.  This working Committee will be initially charged with establishing processes and guidelines for a new Multidiscipline Mentoring Program that we are seeking to implement this Summer.  In addition, the Committee Chair shall be responsible for providing ways in which the International Public Safety Association can provide additional information about the importance of mentoring and leadership (e.g. through articles in the new IPSA Journal or a future webcast for IPSA Members).  Ultimately, the Multidiscipline Mentoring Chair and Committee Members will guide the implementation of a professional multidiscipline mentoring program available to all International Public Safety Association Members.

    The International Public Safety Association Multidiscipline Mentoring Program is unique in that it will be an opportunity for mentees to easily connect with others that have specific areas of expertise, such as Emergency Management, TCCC, TEMS, SWAT, Patrol, NIMS, Finance/Budgeting, Strategic Planning, etc

    Our Multidiscipline Mentoring Program will be user-friendly and easily allow potential mentees to review the professional backgrounds of each mentor and reach out to them directly through our website.  

    Committee Chair Requirements: 

    • Three Year Volunteer Commitment 
    • Establish Year 1, 2, and 3 goals;
    • Voting Member of the International Public Safety Association; and
    • Previous experience serving as mentor

    Please submit in MS Word or PDF the following information to info@jonipsa.org with Multidiscipline Mentoring Committee Chair in the subject line by Friday, April 15, 2016:

    • Address why you wish to hold this International Public Safety Association leadership position;
    • Identify 3-5 Year 1 Goals; 
    • Share your vision for this program;  and
    • Include your resume


  • 22 Mar 2016 9:31 AM | International Public Safety Association (Administrator)

    The terrible and merciless terrorist attacks that occurred in Brussels resulted mass casualties and several wounded. This event, still evolving, is a devastation felt around the globe. The International Public Safety Association expresses its deepest condolences to all that have been impacted this horrific incident.

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