OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
From initial Policy Development to On-Going Technical Assistance, PSIAI is dedicated to bringing the highest level of legal and liability support to those providing Fire and Emergency Medical services.
James R. Alsup, President, PSIAI
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
PSIAI provides a complete service of reviewing & writing High Risk Critical Task Policies and Procedures – which has shown to contribute to 90% of all litigation in public safety and emergency response services.
Depending on the need and resources of the requesting Agency, PSIAI may conduct critical task operations policy review on a single policy, multiple policies, or all critical task policies. PSIAI utilizes its Legal & Professional Advisory Board to review policies and provide recommendations or technical assistance on the policies submitted. All policies reviewed and/or written are state specific with State legislative mandates, US Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and cited to NFPA standards.
PSIAI regularly conducts risk assessments for Fire/EMS agencies to determine gaps in liability exposure. The assessment process involves a review of agency policy and training related to the high risk critical tasks as well as an on-site Audit and Inspection of agency operations. While on-site, PSIAI will provide technical assistance through recommendations in order to assist the agency in reducing liability exposure as well as provide specific training and guidance for your agency’s staff to allow on-going internal inspections and audits.
Risk & Case Management Consultation
PSIAI provides Risk Management Consultation regarding on-going claims and preventive measures that can be taken to reduce liability in Fire and Emergency Medical Services before the exposure occurs.
When liability exposure has occurred and a lawsuit is imminent, PSIAI provides legal Case Consultation regarding case strategy for those who represent fire and EMS officers.
PSIAI has an on-going affiliation with over 60 experts who are nationally recognized in their particular field.
Unlike many expert services that operate as a single person entity, PSIAI takes the team approach and can provide a multi-disciplinary approach to a single case where doing so will enhance the agency’s defense.
CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE
PSIAI provides immediate access to experts in cases where an agency is in the midst of a critical incident.
Many agencies have become a more significant liability target based upon the initial response in reaction to a critical incident. PSIAI stands ready to assist agencies with immediate and timely advice with respect to critical incidents.
PSIAI’s unique ability to bring together a large number of experts over diverse fields enhances the level of advice available to agencies at such a critical time.
ON-GOING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
In circumstances where an agency who provides fire/arson or emergency medical services has on-going concerns with a wide-range of agency operations, PSIAI will provide expert on-going technical assistance.
PSIAI has 60 subject matter experts who can be utilized to assist an agency ensuring that they are in compliance with the generally accepted practices and legal mandates of the industry. This process may include auditing and monitoring of progress in enhancing an agency’s ability to avoid civil liability where such services are requested