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What is the
International Municipal Signal Association?
Since its origin in 1896, IMSA has grown in size, stature
and prestige. Today, the Association has members in all areas of the United
States, in many areas of Canada, and in many of the free countries of the
world. Through its many years of continuous dedication of effort in improving
and advancing all aspects of public-safety, IMSA has gained recognition and
influence with local, professional organizations.
Membership is comprised of persons employed by governmental organizations (city,
county, state, federal, province, etc.) and private corporations who are
interested in promoting Public Safety in the most economical manner. The IMSA
objectives are to improve the efficiency, installation, construction, and
maintenance of Public Safety equipment and systems by increasing the knowledge
of its members on traffic controls, fire alarms, radio communications, roadway
lighting, work zone traffic control, emergency medical services and other
Membership areas are divided into geographic sections covering North America and
other group locations. The New Jersey Section covers all of New Jersey and
Pennsylvania east of the Susquehanna River. Each section holds one or more meetings during the year,
attended by IMSA members and other interested persons in the area. At the
meetings, mutual problems are discussed, solutions presented, and personal
contact with exchange of ideas is assured. Technical papers are presented by
members, engineers and other experts covering a variety of helpful topics.
Since 1896, when IMSA was founded, an International meeting has been held every
year. Expert speakers are selected to present Public Safety subjects that are
educational in scope and motivational to everyone in attendance. Manufacturers
exhibit the latest product innovations at the Annual Conference. Experienced
engineers and technicians are on hand to demonstrate equipment and to give
personalized attention to the individual needs of the IMSA members.
Through its International Committees, the IMSA successfully
represents its members by undertaking and completing many important Public
Safety projects. For example: working in an advisory capacity granted by the
Federal Communications Commission IMSA provides coordination of public safety
radio frequencies for the fire, emergency medical service and public safety pool
including 800 MHz.
IMSA offers educational and certification programs in
Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings, Work Zone Traffic Control, Municipal and
Interior Fire Alarm systems, Public Safety Dispatcher and Flagging. To assist
the governmental agencies in lowering the likelihood of unnecessary legal
actions and to increase the quality of public safety personnel, it is the deep
conviction of IMSA that a certification program is warranted in each area of
public safety operations.
The IMSA Certification Programs are primarily concerned with the evaluation of
expertise. However, IMSA realizes that not all agencies have access to
standardized training materials and therefore make available Certification
Review Programs for its level examinations. These Review Programs are not
intended to teach an individual all that he/she needs to know in order to pass a
particular examination. They are intended to present the fundamentals of
particular areas and overview of subjects that participants should already be
familiar with based on national standards and regulations.
IMSA New Jersey Section, Non-Profit Corporation
James Klinge - Secretary / Treasurer
- Postal address
- PO Box 410, Willow Street, PA 17584
- Electronic mail
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