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CPSM Comprehensive Assessment Guides Toole City Fire’s Long Term Growth

Tooele City Fire Department (TCFD) brought on CPSM to analyze and document findings on the City’s fire services to provide insights and recommendations that move the department forward. CPSM analyzed operational, administrative, and performance data provided by the TCFD and examined first-hand the department’s operations through interviews with key stakeholders and observations of the city’s…

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Keeping up with the Community: El Mirage Fire Department looks ahead to enhance long term operations

Fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) providers face numerous challenges to keep up with demand, navigate staffing limitations, and ensure the maximization of their ability to provide timely services to community members. Between balancing these priorities and performing effective day-to-day operations, looking ahead to anticipate regional growth and the additional risks presented by population…

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Exploring New EMS Workforce Challenges: Q&A with CPSM’s Matt Zavadasky

Emergency Medical Services, like other first response fields, have been facing a number of new challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But looming staffing shortages, thought to be nearly a decade away from critical levels, have skyrocketed in the past 18-months, leaving EMS providers scrambling to keep up with demand. On top of…

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CPSM Deep Dive Helps Billings PD Improve Efficiency

Efficient use of taxpayer dollars is of primary concern for many jurisdictions and public safety agencies. Billings, Montana, a full-service City in the Southern portion of the state along the Yellowstone River, is no exception. That’s why the City leadership, including the Billings Police Department, keeps close tabs on agency spending, and why they decided…

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CPSM Helps “Lay the Groundwork” for Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Expansion

Growth is a welcome sign of a successful agency, but it also demands action and ongoing adjustments to ensure that the agency is operating efficiently and maintaining a fulfilled staff while serving its constituents. After experiencing extensive growth within their ranks, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO)—which serves nearly 300,000 residents along the Eastern coast…

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Q1 2021: Project Recap

CPSM is pleased to have closed out the first quarter of 2021 with a steady number of new projects taking off. It is a pivotal time for public safety as a whole, and we are honored to be able to serve many incredible agencies around the U.S.  If you are considering any of our services,…

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Police Departments & COVID-19: The Challenges of Fluctuating Guidelines

By Captain Carol E. Rasor-Cordero, Ph.D. Senior Associate, CPSM Retired Captain, Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Associate Professor Public Safety Administration, St. Petersburg College   As the new year gets well underway, police departments across the nation are preparing for another year of radical changes and shifting restrictions. On top of last summer’s calls to…

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Hidden Costs: How Police Reform Could Change the Shape of Other Public Safety Agencies

By Matt Zavadasky Senior Associate, CPSM Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare 2020 presented a number of new challenges to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) world, pushing paramedic and fire services to overhaul many longstanding practices. With every day delivering new findings on COVID-19 and how it may impact communities, chiefs; union officials; city…

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Free Webinar Helps Cities Facing Public Safety Budget Cuts

Experts from the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) recently held a free webinar for local government officials facing significant revenue shortfalls as a consequence of COVID-19. Presenters included: Thomas Wieczorek, Director Dov Chelst, Ph.D., Director of Quantitative Analysis Matt Zavadsky MS-HSA, NREMT, Senior Associate, EMS Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, B.A., M.A., Senior Manager for Law…

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