The IAB community comprises approximately 200 dedicated professionals. Roughly seventy percent of IAB participants have first responder backgrounds.
The majority of participants have served with the IAB for more than six years.
Length of service with the IAB
State, local, and federal responders from various disciplines, as defined by the Homeland Security Presidential Directives, are represented. These disciplines include fire service, law enforcement, medical/health, emergency management, emergency communications, and military.
Active first responder breakdown
*Others include: Health & Safety Training, incident Management and Veterinary
The largest percentage of membership currently works at the executive level, which includes Chief, Deputy of Chief, or Emergency Manager positions.
Active First Responder Operational Level
The majority of first responders have been in service for more than 21 years and work in jurisdictions with populations of 500,000 or greater.
Active First Responder Length of service
The IAB community maintains a wide range of expertise within the emergency response field, representation includes both members and subject matter experts.
General Areas of Expertise (Entire IAB Community)
*Others include: Search & Rescue, Radiological Materials, Communications, Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care (Advanced and Basic Life Support), Clandestine Lanoratory Response, Criminal Investigations, Physical Security, Confined Space Rescue, Force Protection, Nuclear Materials, and Public Health
The thirty percent of IAB participants who are not first responders provide invaluable knowledge and expertise in a wide array of disciplines. These participants represent government, academic, professional association, and information technology professional roles, among many others.
Non-First Responder primary professional role discipline breakdown
*Others include: Cyber Security, Environmental Emergency Response, Public Health and Standards Development
IAB participants are located across the nation in order to better represent diverse populations, departments, and perspectives.