Category Archives: fire

Hope Is Not A Plan

Most of the country has suffered through one of the hottest summers on record, and hurricanes the magnitude of which have not been experienced in decades pound Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico. As a  first responder, your Public Safety … Continue reading…

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Public Private Partnership goes big with $22M Public Safety Training Center

It started as a simple request, simple at least for a charitable organization that distributes several hundred thousand dollars or more each year to various causes. When the City of Dothan realized it would need to expand the Omussee Wastewater … Continue reading…

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Police & Fire Department Training Center Planning

If you are PLANNING a new Police or Fire Training Center If you are PARTNERING to build a new Regional Public Safety Training Center If you are RENOVATING an existing Police or Fire Training Center If you do not have … Continue reading…

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Training Accidents – Discipline or Machismo

As I wrote around this time last year, “Avoiding Training Accidents, It’s All About Discipline”  it seems the number of training-related accidents continues to plague public safety. If (as I perceive it) training has become more dangerous than in the past, … Continue reading…

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Training Center Planning, A Once-in-a-Career Project

If you are PLANNING a new Police or Fire Training Center If you are PARTNERING to build a new Regional Public Safety Training If you are RENOVATING an existing Police or Fire Training Center If you do not have LAND … Continue reading…

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New Training Centers Dedicated and Planned Across the Nation

Over the past year it seems there are monthly headlines of newly dedicated, funded or planned public safety training centers across the nation. Community Colleges continue to be a major player in the new facility trend. From Massachusetts to California … Continue reading…

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Public Safety Training Foundations, A Good Path to Funding Support

Many public safety agencies have embraced the concept of public-private partnerships by working with various private sector entities that wish to provide ongoing financial support to a training center or facility. The structure for doing so frequently takes the form … Continue reading…

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Training Center Funding; New Ideas and Old Favorites

It has been the experience of IBG that federal and state funding avenues for public services training facilities are generally difficult to come by. Many government agencies take the approach that facilities (bricks and mortar) are the responsibility of the … Continue reading…

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Police & Firefighter Hiring Trend Continues Upswing

In 2015 the hiring momentum for police officers and firefighters continues to build across the U.S. and Canada. Can it be that the economic downturn of 2008 is now firmly in our rear view mirror?  The current stats are encouraging. … Continue reading…

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How to Write a Training Center Mission Statement

The Training Center Mission Statement: More Than Mere Words For over twenty years, IBG has championed a 7 Step Process that leads to effective and meaningful Strategic Business Plans for Public Safety Training Centers. In addition to this process, I … Continue reading…

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