CALENDAR | Upcoming Public Safety Events in 2015


PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE. 4/14-16.  Program Summary:  Successful management of emergencies can only be accomplished through effective and pre-established partnerships. The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference offers opportunity to develop these relationships, hosting nearly 700 people representing business, schools, government, the nonprofit sector, emergency management professionals, and volunteer organizations. Attendees gain the necessary information to develop response, recovery, and mitigation plans; create community preparedness messaging; and gain valuable insight into lessons learned and established best practices. Featured speakers will share lessons learned from recent worldwide events, such as earthquakes, workplace violence, and hazards.  Location: Tacoma, WA. Website: 

 INTL SECURITY CONFERENCE WEST 2015. 4/15-17.   Program Summary:  The 2015 International Security Conference West (ISC) is the largest physical security show in North America, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. ISC will host over 60 sessions providing critical information on the newest technologies in security. Location:  Las Vegas, NV. Website:

 SPIE DEFENSE + SECURITY 2015. 4/20-25.  Program Summary: The 2015 International Security Conference West (ISC) is the largest physical security show in North America, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. ISC will host over 60 sessions providing critical information on the newest technologies in security. Location:  Baltimore, MD. Website:

FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTOR’S CONFERENCE. 4/20-25.   Program Summary:  This is a 5-day conference developed to support firefighter first responders and those who direct them. The conference will feature virtual classes, in-person workshops, and presentations and demonstrations on topics including tactical safety and fighting house fires. Location:  Indianapolis, IN  Website:

ASIS 24TH NEW YORK CITY SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXPO. 4/22-23.  Program Summary:  This is an event for security and law enforcement professionals. Participants learn best practices from professionals with proven experience, attend face-to-face sessions with experts, and network with peers from related disciplines in the private and public sectors. Location:  New York, NY. Website:

PREPAREDNESS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE & RECOVERY CONSORTIUM (PERRC) & EXPOSITION. 4/23-26.  Program Summary:  This conference brings together healthcare, volunteer, medical, and public-health emergency management personnel involved in disaster recovery and response. Representatives from government and the public and private sectors will come together to discuss shared practices in preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Location:  Orlando, FL. Website:

RISK MANAGERS SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015. 4/26-29.  Program Summary: The conference features three days of presentations by leading experts who will share their expertise on trends and business strategies in the areas of claims management, enterprise risk management, insurance, legal legislation, strategic risk management and much more. Additionally, an exhibit hall showcases innovative resources and services from leading companies in the industry. Location: New Orleans, LA.  Website:

TACTICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION 2015. 4/28-30.  Program Summary: This Northeast regional tactical event includes two full days of hands-on training, networking opportunities, and an exhibition of more than 150 industry vendors presenting the latest in tactical gear and equipment.  Location: Verona, NY  Website:  Dates:  28-30.


BULLETPROOF ADMINISTRATOR. 5/6. Location:  Kansas City, MO. Website:

2015 INTERNATIONAL WATER RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER. 5/14-17. Program Summary:  The International Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy is a very intensive and comprehensive 3.5-day training program that includes over 30 contact hours of classroom and practical instruction. Practical session venues include indoor swimming pools, the Presumpscot River (Westbrook, Maine), the Atlantic Ocean (Kennebunkport, Maine), and the Saco River (Saco, Maine).  — The Academy is designed to train representatives of Public Safety and Rescue organizations as Lifesaving Resources’ Surface Water Rescue and Swiftwater Instructors. Graduates from this Academy are authorized to conduct nationally/internationally standardized Surface Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses, as well as Swiftwater Water Rescue Technician courses within their individual department/agency.  — These courses prepare participants to respond to incidents in swimming pools, flat-water beaches, lakes, oceans, waterparks, etc., as well as in moving or swift water environments. These courses meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates are authorized as Water Rescue Instructors for 3 years.  — In order to be eligible for re-authorization, instructors are required to conduct a minimum of 2 courses within their authorization period, of which at least one course must be conducted at the Technician level.  — This is a very intense and comprehensive training program and instructor candidates must be dedicated and committed to participate fully with classes conducted daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Instructor candidates must be in good physical condition, must have the endorsement to participate from their department/agency Chief or Training Officer, should have prior teaching/leadership experience, and must be proficient swimmers.  Hosted by:  Lifesaving Resources. Location:  Portland, ME. Website:

WASPC. 5/20.  Location:  Spokane, WA  Website:

EMOTIONAL BODY ARMOR FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. 5/21-22.  Location:  Yakima, WA. Website:

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