Wednesday February 15, 2017 was the date, and Brandon was the site of the first ever meeting of Mississippi Public Safety leaders to get together and discuss issues we are facing and ways that we may be able to support each other. These discussions proved to be very informative and positive feedback was received from all in attendance. Some of the larger topics that were covered included: fire rebate funding, the rural fire truck acquisition program, trauma care and EMSOF funding, recruitment and retainment, state pension issues, emergency responder’s death benefits, and planning for training on drug overdose interventions. We also discussed plans for further MSPSC meetings with the focus toward addressing public safety education and legislative issues that may be relevant in the upcoming months and years. This first meeting of the MSPSC was mainly to introduce each of the public safety association representative/s and begin the process of building a productive Mississippi Public Safety Coalition with the dual purposes of serving our citizens and protecting our first responders. Please know that we will be eager to receive your input and feedback as we move to better our communication processes throughout Mississippi Public Safety agencies.
Thank you for all the positive feedback we have been receiving via social media on this first meeting of a very important advancement in public safety planning. We pledge that will be continually working toward the betterment of the Mississippi Fire Service as part of our Mississippi Public Safety Coalition.
Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi