Technical Advisor Program

About the Technical Advisor Program (TAP)

The mission of the Center for Public Safety Excellence is: "To lead the fire and emergency service to excellence through the continuous quality improvement process of accreditation, credentialing, and education." 

By teaching, coaching, guiding, and advising, CPSE's Technical Advisor Program (TAP) strives to provide agencies the tools to internalize continuous quality improvement and thereby achieve excellence. We believe that if you "Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

TAP places great importance on thorough preparation for each project including:

  • A clear understanding of the agency's background, goals and objectives, and the complex issues they are facing,
  • A workplan that is comprehensive, well designed, and provides ample opportunity for stakeholder input, and
  • Sufficient resources and a commitment to successfully complete the project within the desired time frame at a reasonable cost. 

TAP uses contemporary methods and enlists energetic and positive individuals to help facilitate agency work. Our advisors personalize their approach and garner candid feedback from stakeholders while putting stakeholders at ease. 

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