October 20, 2016 - 7:20 am
PRISM, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, has expanded its sponsorship with the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) to include aerial firefighting and search & rescue.
In September of 2014, PRISM entered into a sponsorship agreement with PSAAC, also known as theAirborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. That agreementrecognized PRISM’s support of PSAAC as the official accreditation authority for the airborne law enforcement community. With the expanded use of aerial support in the firefighting and search & rescue sectors, the need for an accreditation authority was in demand to ensure that the highest level of industry best practices were implemented. The need for thisaccreditation authority has led to the creation of PRISM ARMOR for Public Safety, the only Safety Management System (SMS) 100% compliant with PSAAC standards.
“As the use of aviation in public safety expands, it is important that we as an industry keep safety as the primary concern”, sated, President, CEO and Founder of ARGUS International, Joe Moeggenberg. “Expanding our access to the PSAAC standard has allowed us to adapt our program to meet that standard, translating to increased confidence and ease of compliance for our mounting number of public safety subscribers.”
PSAAC Chief Executive Officer, Jim Di Giovanna, in regards to the expanded relationship between ARGUS and PSAAC, added “We are delighted to be taking this next step with ARGUS. PSAAC has been at the forefront of developing standards as best practice guides for public safety aviation since 2004. The inclusion of Aerial Firefighting and Airborne Search and Rescue Standards provide public safety agencies engaged in these lifesaving and property protection missions a valuable resource that can now be linked directly to a product developed exclusively to assist agencies in meeting the safety standards and goals related to these missions. We remain committed to these goals.”
As a result of this expanded relationship, ARGUS’ training and auditing division, ARGUS PROS, is now a training partner of PSAAC. ARGUS PROS professionals will now train public safety aviation assessors on industry best practices for thecompletion of aviation audits.
PRISM is a wholly owned subsidiary of ARGUS international, Inc. PRISM is the industry’s leading provider of advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions, and is also an FAA recognized certification consultant.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with data and information necessary to make informed decisions and manage risk. Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is actively engaged around the globe.
The PUBLIC SAFETY AVIATION ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (PSAAC) is a non-profit California Corporation, formed under the provisions of IRS Code 501(c) 6 and an affiliate of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA). Also known as the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ALEAC), the Commission consists of a team of dedicated law enforcement aviation professionals, both active and retired, whose core values are focused on the development of a common standard of safety for all law enforcement aviation units in the United States andinternationally. The Commission is also committed to providing guidance and direction to all law enforcement air units seeking validation of compliance with these Standards through an accreditation process.
Sally Feldmann, ARGUS International, Director of Marketing | Phone: +1-513-852-1021 | Email: email@example.com