Emergency Planning Seminars

Bo Mitchell conducts emergency planning seminars to audiences nationally in recognition of his unparalleled expertise in emergency management and disaster recovery nationwide:

FEMA Emergency Management Institute Nat’l Higher Ed Conference
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
SHRM: Society for Human Resources Management
ASIS: American Society for Industrial Security
ASSE: American Society for Safety Engineers
IACLEA: Int’l Assoc of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IAPSC: International Association of Professional Security Consultants
NASRO: National Association of School Resource Officers
NCEF: National Catholic Education Association
WSO: World Safety Organization

And many others. Here’s a complete list.

Bo Mitchell’s talks are insightful and entertaining. He can customize each talk for your particular audience. He presents a series of great strategies with a rare combination of fact, humor, “from the front lines” stories and practical concepts that audience members can apply immediately to get better results.

Here are just some of the topics covered in Bo’s talks (talks can be customized to your organization’s situation):

Protecting Your People and Your Posterior: What are the Standards for Creating Your Emergency Plan?

Emergency planning for your organization is subject to many federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards. Most managers in corporations, campuses and medical facilities who are tasked with creating emergency plans are overwhelmed regarding those standards. Learn what laws, regulations and standards apply to your emergency planning, training and exercises. Learn what a lawsuit will do to you if you don’t create your plan to standard.

Great Plans Are a Smart Thing; Training Is Everything!

Smart plans are critical. But, if we don’t get the words off the paper and into people’s heads, we have failed. Thus, training is everything given that people can’t and won’t run to look at binders for response in a real emergency. What are the legal requirements for training? What are the current practices and obstacles in organizations regarding training? What are the proven ways to train for emergency response? How does your organization compare?

Your Workplace’s Emergency Team

Federal law says your employees must manage emergencies at your workplace. How do you organize your emergency team? How big does your emergency team need to be? What are the command and control issues? How does your team communicate with each other? The rest of your personnel? What about visitors and contractors? How do you train your emergency team?

17 Mistakes Made in Emergency Plans & How to Avoid & Correct Them

Emergency planning for your organization is subject to many federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards. Most who are tasked with creating and maintaining emergency plans are confused or overwhelmed regarding those standards. Learn what laws, regulations and standards apply to your organization emergency planning, training and exercises. Learn what a lawsuit will do to you if you don’t create a plan to standard. Learn the 17 mistakes organizations make in creating their plans today.

Every Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

You’re 18 times more likely to experience workplace violence than a fire at work (Source: DOJ & NFPA). Murder, rape, assaults, threats, and intimidation can infiltrate even the most genteel work environments. Learn how to recognize workplace violence, how to prevent it, and how to respond to it so you can protect your personnel.

Tabletop Exercises

Think your emergency planning is up to standard? Test your plan with a tabletop exercise. Bo unfolds one or more scenarios tied to your vulnerabilities, then facilitates your team’s response. Each exercise is immediately followed with a debriefing so you can make any necessary adjustments to your plan. Tabletops are also an excellent method for getting buy-in from emergency planning skeptics in your management.

For Corporations:
Lessons Learned/Katrina & TOPOFF 3
What every corporation, medical facility and campus should know regarding Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and TOPOFF 3, the terrorism drill conducted in New Jersey and Connecticut, both in 2005. You’ll be surprised to learn, “You’re on Your Own.”

For Emergency Services:
Lessons Learned/Katrina & TOPOFF 3
What every police and fire department should know regarding Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and TOPOFF 3, the terrorism drill conducted in New Jersey and Connecticut, both in 2005. You’ll be surprised to learn, “You’re on Your Own.”

What Every Company Leader Should Know
The first four minutes of any emergency can mean the difference between life and death. In this anecdote-rich talk, you’ll learn what can unfold during those first 240 seconds, and what to do before emergency responders can arrive.

The 3 Biggest Myths in Emergency Preparedness
Most assume that calling 911 is enough. But what happens when 911 can’t respond in time? Discover the little-understood vulnerabilities of emergency response, and what you can do to save your bacon.

3 Things Your Police & Fire Chiefs Wish You Knew
Whether your organization is hit by workplace violence, fire, hazmat spill (in or out of your facility), severe weather, explosion or any emergency, you’ll learn what every fire and police chief in the country wishes every organization like yours would do.

Are You Making These 7 Dangerous Assumptions?
Every police officer and firefighter on the scene of an emergency hears the incredulous whisper, “I never thought this could happen to us.” In this fast-moving presentation, you’ll be blasted out of the orbit of denial-and eager to take charge of getting ready for the unthinkable.

What Terrorism Means to Your Organization
The terrorist manifesto proclaims, “Target United States businesses.” Even if your organization isn’t part of the critical infrastructure, your people, property and operations could become terrorism’s collateral damage. Learn what precautions are prudent and how to get ready.

Custom Presentations
Bo will create a custom presentation or seminar on any emergency planning topic, including:

  • Identifying likely threats and risks
  • Assessing strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Protecting executives
  • Complying with federal, state and local laws
  • Dealing with the media during a crisis
  • Resuming operations

and more.

Hire Bo Mitchell to speak for your organization or function. For more information, contact Deb McFadden, Communications Director, 203/563-0500 or DebMcFadden@911Consulting.net.