Category Archives: Firefighter

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 & 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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Active Shooter Training: At What Cost?

Within the last five years, there have been at least 14 prominent, high-casualty producing active shooter incidents. Most of these cases have occurred in locations where the shooter has been undeterred and unobstructed from carrying out his attack. The incident … Continue reading…

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Police and Firefighters, “Wear a Seatbelt.” No More Funerals!

Call to Police and Firefighters, “Wear A Seatbelt.” No more needless funerals Earlier this year I wrote about seatbelts, police officers and firefighters. Statistics and excuses surround the great seatbelt “debate.” By definition a debate needs two sides, in this … Continue reading…

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Is a police and firefighter job recovery underway?

After several years of dormant or non-existent hiring in public safety is there a recovery underway? Are cities, counties, state and federal agencies moving back to pre-recession staff levels? In past reports we highlighted that we saw as a slow … Continue reading…

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Police and Firefighter Training Center Planning and Construction On The Rise

An accelerating increase in the number of new police and fire department training centers being planned and constructed provide another strong indicator that the constrained budget environment in public safety of the past few years (starting around late 2008) may be … Continue reading…

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