WHO WE ARE
The Georgia Public Safety Educators Association (GPSEA) formed in 1985 is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Its purpose is to promote fire and life safety through the sharing of concepts and program information by fire and life safety educators throughout the State of Georgia. GPSEA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among educators and those charged with the responsibility of presenting safety programs. Experts are also brought in to provide members with professional development in specialized areas.
The organization once was called Fire Safety Educators Association of Georgia but a change was made because many of our agencies have taken on life safety education which includes child passenger safety, water, bicycle, and pedestrian safety as well as fire safety messages.
is to improve public education efforts in Georgia in the areas of injury and fire prevention.
Promote consistent messaging throughout the state, using the educational messaging guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association.
Share resources - Avoid duplication of effort, promote the improvement of similar programs, and is cost-effective.
Coordinate key programs statewide to increase both program visibility and credibility.
Represent a larger population to the legislature, media, government, and funding agencies.
Provide professional development for members in areas such as program management, public education, and life safety.
Obtain funding for fire and life safety programs beyond the scope of individual departments.
Resulting in an organization of members who draw on the cumulative experiences, resources, and expertise of the group to expand and improve their own department's public education.