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American Society for Industrial Security

ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 35,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public.

Adjutants General Association of the United States

The Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS) represents the senior leadership of the Army and Air National Guard of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The National Guard represents the 11th largest Army in the world, the 5th largest Air Force, and 38% of the total U.S. Military Force Structure, with over 458,000 personnel serving in 3,600 communities throughout the country.

Fraternal Order of Police

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 324,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. It is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving the nation’s communities. The FOP is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Founded in 1893, the Association's goals are to advance the science and art of police services; to develop and disseminate improved administrative, technical and operational practices and promote their use in police work; to foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators throughout the world; to bring about recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons; and to encourage adherence of all police officers to high professional standards of performance and conduct.

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training

The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an international organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. The Association serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States. The mission of IADLEST is to research, develop and share information, ideas and innovations that assist states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of peace officers.

International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. IAEM is the professional association of county, local and provincial emergency managers in the U.S. and abroad.

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful network of more than 12,000 chief fire and emergency officers. The members are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

National Association of Counties

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. The association acts as a liaison with other levels of government, works to improve public understanding of counties, serves as a national advocate for counties and provides them with resources to help them find innovative methods to meet the challenges they face.

National Association of State Emergency Medical Service Officials

NASEMSO is the lead national organization for EMS, a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems.

National Association of EMS Physicians

The National Association of EMS Physicians™ (NAEMSP) is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in hospital emergency medical services. An effective EMS system is essential to any emergency response, both on a daily basis, and in response to disasters and other public health crises.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is a major force in the growth and development of EMS, actively promoting the highest levels of professionalism among EMS providers. It is dedicated to expanding EMS knowledge and education, enhancing professional development and advancing the cause of EMS through advocacy and research.

National Emergency Management Association

NEMA is the professional association of and for state emergency management directors. NEMA’s mission is to provide national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management, serve as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource, and advance continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions.

National Rural Health Association

The NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization that provides leadership on rural health issues. With over 10,000 members, the Association’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans, and to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication, education, research and leadership. The NRHA membership is made up of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

National Sheriffs’ Association

The NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. Through the years, NSA has been involved in numerous programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their city/counties or jurisdictions.

National Volunteer Fire Council

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is a non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the information source regarding legislation, standards and regulatory issues.

National Association of EMS Educators

The mission of the National Association of EMS Educators is to “[i]nspire excellence in EMS education and lifelong learning.” NAEMSE provides a forum for EMS educators to share insight and information concerning all aspects of EMS education at all levels. The Association activities include, but are not limited to, resource development, advocacy in educational endeavors, research in EMS education, and the initiation of any or all activities which will further the educational enrichment of students and instructors involved in EMS or EMS-related programs.

National Governors Association

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues, to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices.

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The NDPC is a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations whose membership is based on the urgent need to address the counter-terrorism preparedness needs of the nation’s emergency first responders within the context of chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive weapons of mass destruction (WMD) hazards.