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City of Delaware Police chief outlines goals for 2024

The Delaware Gazette · Glenn Battishill December 30, 2023 · 12:00am The upcoming new year will be one of improvement and reassessment for the City of Delaware Police Department, according to Police Chief Adam Moore. Moore was appointed to the position in September 2022 and said his first full year as chief has been “long…

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WEBINAR – Continuity of Operations: Planning for the Unexpected

Webinar Overview

Tune into this webinar to learn the best practices for one of the most crucial elements of disaster preparedness.

From wildfires and hurricanes to a global pandemic, the past few years have placed the importance of disaster preparedness in stark relief. One of the most essential pieces of preparedness is having a continuity of operations (COOP) or business continuity plan in place to ensure your jurisdiction’s essential functions can continue in the event of an emergency.

In this webinar, you’ll join Tom Wieczorek, Director of the Center for Public Safety Management, as he discusses best practices for maintaining essential functions during an emergency. You will discuss:

FEMA’s guidelines and standards for effective COOPs
The essential elements your plan should contain
How to coordinate your response with other agencies and governments


Sep 21, 2023
1:00 – 2:30pm ET

Registration deadline:

Sep 21, 2023
Register through ICMA


Non-Member Price: $249.00
Member Price: $149.00

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Montana city council reviews increasing demands on fire, EMS

An independent report from the Center for Public Safety Management recommends making Kalispell’s EMS coordinator a full-time position and increase ambulance staffing. By Kate Heston | Daily Inter Lake | August 31, 2023 KALISPELL, Mont. — Kalispell City Council reviewed Monday a third-party report that found that the city’s fire and emergency medical services are…

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Why Pennsylvania paramedics say ‘EMS is dying’

The state budget includes a $20.7 million increase to ambulance reimbursement rates, but EMS agencies say much more is needed. by Gillian McGoldrick | Aug. 30, 2023 HARRISBURG — Emergency medical services are the only first responders that most Pennsylvanians don’t pay toward until they call 911. And EMS agencies are warning that they might not…

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Top 5 takeaways from NAEMT’s first national survey of EMS agencies

A national survey reveals EMS economic and operations redesigns that would have been considered heresy just years ago By: CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT Ask any EMS clinician or leader, and they will tell you – many EMS systems across the U.S., regardless of provider type, are on life support. Workforce shortages, skyrocketing costs, supply…

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Is EMS-on-demand the next big transformation for the profession?

By CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky You’ve likely heard the term or read the book, “Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads,” but the reality of that concept has never been more salient than it is right now. For many EMS agencies, the current headwinds of response volumes being at an all-time high amid staffing challenges are forcing…

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Culture shift: Reducing lights and siren vehicle operation

Resources to dispel 3 myths about hot response to improve clinician, patient and community safety By Douglas F. Kupas, MD, EMT-P, FAEMS; and CPSM’s Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT In early 2022, 14 international EMS, patient safety, quality and fire associations released a joint position statement encouraging EMS systems to reduce the incidence of lights and…

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Tooele County Council looks at southeast county fire service alternatives

By: Tim Gillie of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin The Tooele County Council listened to a consultant’s report on how the county can best fulfill their legal obligation to provide fire and emergency services to the unincorporated areas of southeast Tooele County during their June 21 meeting. Joseph Pozzo, with the Center for Public Safety Management,…

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Brookings, SD Police Department announces organizational restructuring

Recently the City of Brookings, South Dakota commissioned the Center for Public Safety Management, LLC. (CPSM), a subsidiary of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to conduct a study and review operations at the Brookings Police Department. The consultant’s analysis evaluated all aspects of the department’s operations with focus on staffing, workload, community demographics, crime…

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