Partnerships and Councils

Founding Partners

Our founding partners are diverse in their specialties, but united by a common desire to help advance research and data science in the public safety sector. We’ve come together to offer the public safety community a comprehensive resource that no single organization could provide on its own.

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Diverse experiences to ensure a successful strategy

Research Advisory Council Partners

The International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) Research Advisory Council helps to define a successful strategy to keep IPSDI positioned at the forefront of research and data science exploration in the public safety sector. The council influences our strategic initiatives, choices of topics, communication and advocacy work.

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International Association of Fire Chiefs

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.

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International Association of Fire Fighters

The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 313,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC. The IAFF Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one-half of one percent of the nearly 6,000 federally registered PACs in the country.

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Metropolitan Fire Chiefs

Metro Section membership tailors your NFPA benefits to your profession and puts you in direct contact with fire chiefs across the globe who have expertise in fire service occupational safety, code enforcement, property inspection, and engineering. You'll find you'll use your connections almost daily. You'll be able to call on these peers to solve problems, and gain insight into tomorrow's biggest challenges. Plus, stay up-to-date on information geared to the fire prevention, public fire and life safety, and fire investigation communities.

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UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property. Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments, and agencies, UL FSRI executes firefighter research and makes the results widely available to the global fire community. With a team of pioneering experts and access to UL’s leading infrastructure, equipment, and vast knowledge and insights, UL FSRI conducts and disseminates research and training programs focused on the changing dynamics of residential, commercial, and industrial fires and the impact they have on strategies and tactics throughout the fire service.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories.

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Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. We are a nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better.

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University of Texas at Austin (Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering)

The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques.

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Center of Public Safety Excellence

We are an international technical organization that works with the most progressive fire and emergency service agencies and most active fire professionals. Our mission is to lead the fire and emergency service to excellence through the continuous quality improvement process of accreditation, credentialing, and education.

Calling all experts

Technical Advisory Board

We are currently seeking technical advisors, Computer Aided Dispatch expertise and software developers with an interest in our mission.
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Philanthropic contributors to our mission

Foundation Partners

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Ramsey Social Justice Foundation

Social justice-based community services foundation to provide grants and financial assistance to underrepresented communities, as well as support health care projects. The Foundation seeks to provide assistance for education and training for emergency services worker and support community-based solutions for behavioral healthcare particularly to at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Government agencies relevant funding opportunities

Government Partners

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DHS/FEMA/Assistance to Firefighters Grants

The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

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