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IPSF leverages financial and in-kind resources to support a variety of programs, making significant impact on our city’s first responders and the public safety of our community. The IPSF Board of Directors is committed to furthering its work through these programs, with continual process improvement and data-collection for program analysis.



Youth ages 12 to 18 will participate in this unique learning experience.


IPSF’s investment to provide uniforms, charter fees, training supplies and more.


Fire Exploring gives young people valuable insight into the fire service and public safety professions by offering hands-on activities as well as educational development opportunities. This insight we hope will help youth determine whether they desires to pursue a career in the fire service or other public safety professions. IFD is completely aware that all participants may not choose this career path; however, IFD recognizes that a robust Explorer program will produce positive contributions to the City and beyond. IFD has always strived to stay connected to the community we serve, whether its mitigating an emergency or serving the community by attending neighborhood functions that allow people to meet firefighters in non-stressful situations. Fire Exploring is an extension of that mission and it allows our department to promote positive public relations and enhance our role with the youth in our community.

IFD Chief Ernest V. Malone recognizes the impact of building high-trust relationships with youth and providing career path mentorship. Under his leadership, the Indy Public Safety Foundation provided funding to re-activate and re-invigorate IFD’s Explorer program. IFD has also significantly invested in the program’s re-activation by identifying and training seven (7) firefighters and civilian staff to help support the Post’s operation.

Under the leadership of Chief Ernest Malone, IFD set out to create a custom-tailored training program that educated firefighters and civilian employees on the importance of celebrating differences in individuals, whether race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or other. IPSF helped fund the development of the training curriculum, as well as the training of the current IFD firefighters and employees. Following the initial agency-wide training, IFD integrated the training into their fire training academy and budget.



IPSF’s investment in the development, planning and implementation of the agency-wide training


firefighters and civilian personnel were training in this advanced diversity and inclusion training.


With the assistance of OneAmerica’s Human Resource team, sworn and civilian employees of IMPD, IFD, IEMS, Animal Care & Control (ACC) and other DPS staff developed a cutting edge curriculum and training program. This training provided effective, relevant and consistent supervisor/management training for frontline supervisors, which will empower them to motivate, evaluate, resolve conflicts, better communicate, manage change and plan for the future.

The Frontline Supervisor Training provided new, cutting edge training in leadership and management to over 600 first responders from all first responder agencies. This training was the first of its kinds to bring together supervisors from all agencies to receive uniform training. This ensured that supervisors throughout public safety agencies would all be following the same protocols and procedures, but also developed important inter-agency relationships.


Over 600

frontline supervisors from IMPD, IFD, IEMS and more received this advanced leadership training experience.


was invested to develop and implement this important initiative.

During large scale emergency incidents that span a long period of time - such as the March 2019 grain silo rescue - first responders have vital needs such as food, water and relief from hot or cold temperatures. To ensure first responders are able to focus their highly-qualified skills on rescue and recovery, IPSF established the “Emergency Incident Needs Fund.” With one call, IPSF can activate this fund to provide food, water or other needs.



invested to establish the fund

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