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Webinar Week Agenda & Registration

We have an impressive line-up of instructors from the first responder and public safety community for Webinar Week 2018. The instructors include practitioners in law enforcement, 911 telecommunications, fire service, healthcare and related public safety disciplines. 

As of 4/13 we have just over 1,500 registered for Webinar Week 2018! There is still time to sign up as a Webinar Week Sponsor.

They are all volunteering their time and sharing their expertise to educate and train public safety professionals from around the globe. We encourage you to register for all of our webinars and to share this event with your professional network. 

The webinar start time is on its respective Registration link.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Public safety training tips and lessons learned to keep your audience engaged

Learn how to capture the attention of the entire room and not be boring. People generally will forget what you tried to teach them faster than you think. During this webinar, you'll generate ideas and develop techniques to create outstanding and memorable presentations. You'll learn methods to create training that's engaging and to help you prepare for any teaching or facilitating you have coming up. It doesn't matter who you're teaching, whether it's a group of emergency responders or a community group. After finishing this webinar, you'll take away tools that you will be able to apply in every stage of your teaching career.


Instructor Bio

Sergeant Mensior has served for 29 years with the San Diego Police Department and is a California POST Master Instructor. After U.S Navy submarine service, where he achieved the Master Training Specialist designation, he went on to teach at three colleges, two Police Academies, as well as creating curriculum for State, Federal and college level courses.  

Kerry’s unique and engaging instructional style has earned him the "Most Outstanding and Inspirational Instructor" award from the Palomar Police Academy for four consecutive years.

What you need to know about UAS for public aircraft operations and Part 107 in public safety applications

This webinar will cover considerations and FAA requirements for public safety organization to fly UAS under either Part 107, or, if qualified under the Statutes as a Public Aircraft Operator, under a COA. The instructor will discuss the two legal frameworks, as well as Certificates of Authorization (COAs), Part 107 waivers, the pros and cons of either framework and how to get an emergency authorization in bonafide emergencies.


Instructor Bio

John Meehan is a Management & Program Analyst and Industry Liaison in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Team, located at FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, John provides technical support, subject matter expertise, and performs detailed research in response to inquiries from within the agency, other agencies, industry, Congress, and the general public, and coordinates responses with appropriate FAA personnel. He also provides subject matter expertise in the development of concepts, policies, standards, procedures and guidance related to the safe integration of UAS into the NAS.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Burnout: Staying out of the red zone

Emergency responders, and even the general community, all experience some level of anxiety from time to time. While normal anxiety isn't necessarily bad for emergency responders, long-lasting anxiety can become stress, and long-term stress can turn into burnout. Learn the causes and signs of anxiety and how it affects our physiological, mental and emotional health, and how to keep from letting your anxiety become stress, and avoiding reaching the point of burnout. Also discussed in this training class are the effects of life stress on our health, and how to undo damage caused by stress.


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.

Violent intruder response in a healthcare or social service setting

More assaults occur in the health care and social services industries than in any other, but it is also one of the most under-reported incidents. The objectives and topics covered during this training provide healthcare administrators, security and front-line personnel with information and strategies on recognizing and responding to a violent intruder.

  1. Recognize the frequency of incidents of intruder related violence in the healthcare industry in comparison to private industry
  2. Identify and recognize risk factors that are inherent to the healthcare industry
  3. Understanding the importance of awareness, education and training for front line personnel
  4. Attacker/Intruder goals and motivations
  5. Understand and implement principles of “preventing access failure” via the “3 OUT PRINCIPLE”
  6. Recognize and understand phenomenon of “Normalcy Bias” and training relative to overcoming this phenomenon

Instructor Bio

Mr. Warren is the Vice-President for Strategos International and began his 27-year law enforcement career in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He has experience as an undercover operative, a tactical team member, and an instructor. He has been involved in the planning, implementation, and execution of hundreds of high-risk arrests, and spent five years with a large multi-agency task force working as an undercover operative and team leader. Mr. Warren also taught at the Western Missouri Regional Public Safety Institute and was the Firearms/Use-of-Force Program Manager for his department.

He is now at Strategos International, a company that specializes in providing training and consulting solutions related to active shooter training, active shooter response, church security, workplace violence, workplace violence training, active shooter training for schools, active shooter response training, violence in schools, school lockdown procedure, violence in schools, lockdown procedures for schools, active shooter training for hospitals, active shooter training for workplace, active shooter training, church security training, school active shooter training, church security plan, violence in the workplace, active shooting training and church security teams.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fire 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

Captain 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.

Why public safety, citizens need Stop the Bleed training from a trauma surgeon's perspective 

During this webinar, Dr. Karie Jerge will review the importance of public safety personnel providing point of injury care for victims of violence, specifically mass casualty scenarios such as the active shooter. She will talk about basic hemorrhage control as a critical skill set for all public safety personnel and then transition into how the Stop the Bleed campaign facilitates instruction of that skill set for public safety and beyond.


Instructor Bio

Dr. Kari Jerge is an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Department of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at UKMC in Kansas City. She is board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Her interests within the field of trauma are prehospital outreach and education, disaster preparedness, injury prevention, tactical medicine, and hemorrhage control. Dr. Jerge is an instructor in ATLS and tactical combat casualty care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for Surgery in Trauma, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and the International Public Safety Association.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mental Health Crisis Intervention - the 911 Telecommunicator's Role

This webinar will discuss the types of crisis that telecommunicators come in contact with and some of the stigma associated with the different types of crisis/mental health issues. The instructor will discuss 

  • Open records information; 
  • How telecommunicators must be very careful about what is said about mental health consumers, even the frequent callers; 
  • How to treat calls for service for real versus frequent callers
In addition, the instructor will highlight some audio and visual examples of types of mental health crises and discuss some basic de-escalation techniques that aid in communicating with callers who are facing any number of crises. The webinar will wrap up a review of industry standard guide cards on Psychiatric/Suicide Attempts, and a discussion about general call taking practices to meet those standards.


Instructor Bio

Amanda Jones is a Telecommunicator and training officer with Hamilton County Emergency Communications District (In Chattanooga, TN) and has been with them for ten years. During that time, she has been a member of SWAT/IDU/TERT dispatch, a CTO, a part of that center’s Quality Assurance Assistant team, and a TN POST certified member for the Crisis Intervention Team. After attending the CIT course in 2012, and realizing the lack of information and training for telecommunicators in the field of Crisis Intervention, Amanda has worked with local agencies and the regional CIT coordinators to design skills based training and information portions of the course for all telecommunicators and non-patrol attendees. She has spoken on this topic at the Tennessee Emergency Number Association conference, and also for regional CIT directors.

When Amanda is not working or trying to learn more about helping mental health consumers through crises, she volunteers with Hamilton County Special Tactical and Rescue Service ( S.T.A.R.S.) , and lives in Harrison, TN with her firefighter husband, Casey.

TEMS 101

The TEMS 101 webinar will focus on how to develop and take the necessary steps to develop a TEMS unit and integrate it into a law enforcement tactical team. Effective models on how to achieve this and maximum response capability will be discussed. The instructor will review some of the differences of a law enforcement-based versus fire/EMS - based TEMS and pros and cons of each. The webinar will wrap up with a review of some successful ways to promote a TEMS team and a discussion about the importance of establishing strong protocols and relationships with medical directors to ensure success.


Instructor Bio

Jason Zubkowski is an advanced care paramedic (ACP) in the city of Calgary - Alberta Health Services. He’s been with the city for over 12 years, a TEMS medic for over seven years and is currently the team lead for his TEMS unit. He is very passionate about TEMS and innovative austere medicine. Using his current role, he has been able to bring that down to traditional EMS crews to maximize the best care all patients receive. He was key in developing the rescue task force program in Calgary, which is a first in Canada, as well as developing their TEMS protocols. Being a member of IPSA TEMS Committee has allowed his team to continue to focus on best practices by bringing the best minds together for the same common goal.

Friday, April 27, 2018

What is Doxxing and why should public safety officials care about it?

Doxxing is defined as the practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information (such as names, addresses, phone numbers, spouse, children, relatives, financial history, and much more) about an individual for the purposes of causing harm.

These kinds of acts put the individual involved and his/her family at risk and has been used to target individuals in public safety community. During this webinar, the instructor will review some real world examples of doxxing and the harm it's caused public safety officials from various agencies around the United States.


Instructor Bio

Todd Drake is the founder of ManageYouriD, a personal privacy protection company with decades of information security and proper management of sensitive consumer data experience. Additionally, Todd has more than 25 years experience building and running technology companies in the advanced analytics and data mining software industry and extensive data privacy experience.

In the past, Todd provided the government investigative solutions that enabled agencies to locate people, detect fraud, uncover assets, verify identity, perform due diligence and visualize complex relationships – solutions that were used by more than 3,000 agencies to help enforce laws and regulations, fight fraud, waste and abuse and provide essential citizen services.

The disease that’s silently killing us: Fighting addiction in EMS/Healthcare

This webinar will give an honest and personal look at addiction as a disease process from the instructor's personal experience as an addict in recovery. She is proudly over 10 years clean. This powerful story will give some insight into the myths that keep us from thinking of addiction as a disease and how those myths came about in the first place. The instructor will provide perspective about  why being supportive to our co-workers is a better option than casting them aside. The webinar will conclude with a discussion about how recovery is possible and how to start on the path to recovery for those who may want to reach out.


Instructor Bio

Kristin K. is currently ED supervisor and department educator for a medium-sized regional medical center in Nevada. She started her career as an NRENT-Paramedic from 1997-2008. She has a BSN from Auburn University and has experience as an ICU RN for siix years, ER RN for eight years and BCEN certified, HEMS RN for two years, Med/Surg RN for one year and Dementia Care locked unit for 18 months.

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