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Webinar Week Agenda & Registration

Our Fall 2018 Webinar Week included an impressive line-up of instructors from the first responder and public safety community for our Fall 2018 Webinar Week. They volunteered their time and shared their expertise to educate and train public safety professionals from around the globe. 

All webinars were recorded and only IPSA Members can access them. Access to our webinar recordings is just one of many several great benefits of being an IPSA Member! Not a Member? Join today. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Previously recorded webinarFire suppression during an active shooter, violent incident

It is becoming increasingly common to see a fire at violent incidents. And when the house, building or city block is burning, this is not the time to develop a plan. All first responders must plan and train for integrated response to fire suppression just as we did for medical care. During this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to establish a training program to address integrated response to fire suppression
  • Similarities between medical response and fire suppression response on violent incident
  • Fire suppression in the warm zone
  • Fire suppression in the hot zone
  • Using these skills on planned events such as high-risk warrants

Instructor Bio

Battalion Chief J. Scott Quirarte is a 27-year veteran with the Ventura County (CA) Fire Department, an IPSA Board Member and a member of the IPSA's RTF Committee and the IPSA TEMS Committee. 

For the last several years, Quirarte has been serving on the Interagency Active Shooter Task Force as the project lead. He has developed response procedures for all county agencies in response to an active shooter event - including 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. Quirarte has coordinated instruction of over 2,200 law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS, and 911 telecommunications personnel.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How to recognize domestic violence and advocate for others

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the International Public Safety Association is hosting this free webinar to bring awareness to this epidemic.

In each day that goes by and with every interaction we have with another person, we have a chance of crossing paths with someone who may be in an abusive or violent situation who is working hard to hide it from us. This webinar is about domestic violence. The instructor will begin the presentation by providing a definition and overview of domestic violence. Then she will open our eyes to victim demographics, the common traits of abusers and what signs and symptoms to watch for in others.

Being an advocate and helping someone in a domestic violence situation is difficult and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The instructor will talk about the risks and challenges of helping someone in need, and how to take action and help someone in crisis. The instructor will conclude by sharing strategies about how to advocate for someone and how to provide helpful resources such as legal, shelter, food, health, training and employment.

Instructor Bio

Ms. Morgan is the founder and Executive Training Director of Academy Hour, a training provider offering mental health training courses to professional groups, law enforcement and emergency response personnel. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Education: Global Training & Development, has earned a Master's degree in Counseling, and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Sciences. She previously served as the Training Officer for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and as an Instructional Systems Designer and Trainer for the Federal Aviation Administration.  

Ms. Morgan serves as a member of the Mental Health Committee for the International Public Safety Association. Ms. Morgan is a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and is trained as a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) trainer as well as a Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention trainer. Additionally, she is Oklahoma Supreme Court certified as a civil mediator, and she has achieved Mensa membership status.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Becoming a resilient bleed safe community: How to train citizens and first responders to stop the bleed

During this webinar, the instructors will discuss the current trends we are globally seeing during an active threat; citizens and first responders who do not have paramedicine training are providing immediate care to injured patients to stop the bleed. 

The webinar will include a discussion about the current active threat environment from the recent FBI report, a review of citizen preparedness models, a discussion about expanding EMS boundaries and other relevant literature, legislation and Executive Orders. 

Instructor Bios

Chief Rob Wylie joins the board after serving in the fire service for 30 years. As both a volunteer firefighter and then as a career firefighter, Rob rose through the ranks to become the Fire Chief of the Cottleville FPD in St. Charles County, MO in 2005. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University (84’) The University of Maryland Staff and Command School (96’) and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (2000). He teaches regularly at the local, state and national level on leadership, counterterrorism and is featured regularly on Wylie is a member of the IPSA's TEMS Committee. 

Dr. Josh Bobko is a 1995 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and served 5 years on active duty prior to entering medicine. He is Board Certified Emergency Physician and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University. Josh is a national leader in the development of medical responses to atypical disasters and has spent much of the last few years lecturing across the country and internationally. He was recently recognized as one of the “10 Innovators in EMS” for 2015 for the First Care Provider concept, and spends most of his time reminding Bill who's won the most Commander-In-Chief's trophies.

Bill Harris, NREMT-P, is a retired US Navy veteran with over twenty years of service and multiple combat deployments during his career. Having spent six years within the special operations community, he has had the unique perspective of preparing literally thousands of military and civilian personnel to improve their resilience in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. Wanting to bring those skills back to his community, Bill helped found First Care Provider with the goal of helping others save lives. He enjoys reminding Josh of the US Navy's proud and storied 241 year history.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

NFPA 3000: The New National Standard for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery to Active Shooter Hostile Events

The description is: In this sessions participants will learn about the joint effort to bring representatives from emergency response, emergency management, facility management, healthcare, education, and others to create a first of its kind national standard. The standard is designed to bring entire communities together to manage these incidents. Participants will learn the process in which this was made, why it was made, and receive a general review of the content of this groundbreaking standard.


1.) Participants will be able to describe recent active shooter/hostile events.

2.) Participants will be able to explain the process needed to achieve an accredited consensus standard.

3.) Participants will be to describe an outline the requirements for an active shooter/hostile event response program.

Instructor Bio

John Montes is an Emergency Services Specialist at the National Fire Protection Association, currently assigned as staff liaison to the technical committees for fire service training, EMS, fire service occupational safety and health, and the active shooter response standard programs. A nationally registered EMT, John has worked in EMS in several different roles, from the private service to Boston EMS, to serving as an EMS Specialist/EMS Duty Chief for the County of Santa Clara EMS Agency. In his role at the NFPA John is assigned as representative to the Joint National EMS Leadership Forum, National EMS Advisory Council, and the Road to Zero Coalition.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Previously recorded webinar: The Critical Role of a 911 Dispatcher within a Hostage Negotiation Team

Just like other first responders, the dynamic roles of 911 telecommunications is evolving. Today’s call takers and dispatchers are being held to a higher standard. There is a community-wide expectation of advanced training among the 911 telecommunications profession. Whether it’s being fluent in multiple languages, being able to provide CPR over the phone, being able to assist during violent acts, or – as this webinar will highlight – being able to serve on a hostage negotiation team.

This course will identify roles within a Hostage Negotiation Team in which 911 dispatchers are demonstrating immense success. We will discuss how the everyday roles of a telecommunicator make for a seamless transition to crisis negotiation teams and provide a critical missing link. This course will include training points, risk assessments, and review the FBI Action Imperative.

All first responders must register for this webinar, whether you’re on SWAT, fire/rescue, EMS or – of course a 911 telecommunications professional because it’s critical to know every aspect of how the teams who serve during any event operate.

    Instructor Bio

    Mindy Secrest is with Arlington County (Virginia) Police Department. She has over 15 years of experience in police and fire dispatch, experience as a CTO, assistant supervisor, volunteer fire/rescue, has worked with members of the ACPD Negotiation team and is co-lead of the ACPDs Dispatch Peer Support / CISM team. Ms. Secrest is passionate about teaching and adding every possible skill and tool to ensure dispatchers are supporting field units in a comprehensive manner.

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