Agenda

Texas Center for Public Safety Excellence Consortium
General Meeting and Workshop

Southlake Public Safety Department, Training Room
600 State St., Southlake, TX 76092
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

No Fee to Attend

**Draft Agenda**
12:15 – 12:30
Introductions
 
12:30 – 1:20
Lunch Sponsored by Intterra
Intterra produces a cloud-based visualization software for the fire service to get a new level of situational awareness.
 
1:20 – 2:20
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Presentation

NFPA Program of Data & Analysis Matthew Hinds-Aldrich, Ph.D. will be speaking about drafts for NFPA standards related to data collection and analysis. Current and upcoming NFPA projects and resources will also be discussed.

2:20 – 2:30
Break


2:30 – 2:40
Recap of State Coordinators Workshop

Chief Randal Parr will provide a recap of the workshop held in Washington, D.C.

2:40 – 3:00
Roundtable Updates

Participants will have an opportunity to share recent happenings including department news, site visits, and training opportunities.

3:00 – 3:30
Department Spotlight: Dallas Fire and Rescue

Section Chief Ben Thornton will be discussing the Dallas Fire and Rescue’s Research and Development group including initiatives in artificial intelligence for community risk reduction.

3:30 – 3:40 Break

3:40 – 4:30
Center for Public Safety Excellence Update

Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) Chair Thomas Thompson and Program Director Karl Ristow will be providing updates on the agency accreditation program and an overview of the commission hearing process. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

4:30 – 5:00
Texas CPSE Consortium Events and Projects

• Comparative response time analysis by Leonard Chan (Cedar Park).
• Instructional webinars and other training possibilities.
• Standards of Cover presentations and reviews.
• Creating guidance documents including for on-boarding civilian personnel.
• Quality Improvement Through Accreditation: Frisco, TX – October 2-4, 2018


The views and opinions of presenters do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or endorsement of the Texas CPSE Consortium or its membership. 

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