CEM, CPP, CBCP, CAS, CSI-ML, HSEEP, MOAB, CHCM, CHSP, CHS-V, CSSM, CSHM, CFC, CSC, CESCO, IAC, TFCT3, CERT, CMC, CHEP
Founder and President, 911 Consulting
Bo Mitchell served as Police Commissioner of Wilton, Connecticut for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting with the mission to protect people at their workplaces during emergencies.
911 Consulting’s mission grew out of three realizations
- Police reports about incidents and emergencies at workplaces nearly always included a stunned boss saying, “I never thought this could happen to us.”
- Even though police response time to 911 calls was prompt, it could never be immediate. No matter how dangerous the emergency, police could not arrive and deploy in less than five minutes. The employer was exposed—everyone was on their own for those potentially-lethal first minutes.
- The tipping point was when Bo’s wife experienced a narrow escape at a new job. She was working on the sixth floor of a prewar high rise in lower Manhattan. One afternoon, when all of the top brass were out, she noticed smoke wafting through the office. She asked co-workers what they should do. No one expressed concern, and everyone kept working. As the smoke intensified, she collected her things and left, urging others to do the same. She told Bo that night, “No one knew what to do, so they did nothing. No one even called 911.” (Another tenant did call; the building was evacuated and the fire was extinguished.)
What Bo had identified as a business opportunity became a personal passion
“Every day in the United States, fourteen people fail to go home from work to their families, and nearly five million are seriously injured on the job. My wife could have been among them because her employer didn’t understand their legal responsibilities.”
Since February 2001, 911 Consulting has been conducting risk assessments, creating emergency plans, training employees, and leading exercises for regional, national and international clients across dozens of industries so everyone can go home to their families.
Bo also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally, and has earned 21 certifications in organizational safety and security
- CEM (Certified Emergency Manager) International Association of Emergency Managers, the most respected emergency manager practitioners in the world
- CPP (Certified Protection Professional) ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security) is awarded to security professionals. Recognized by federal law (SAFETY Act) to protect the Certificant and his Clients in law suits regarding work done for protection against terrorism
- CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) Disaster Recovery Institute International regarding all the issues necessary to create BC plans and responses
- CAS (Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist) ATAB (Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board) to qualified and experienced experts in this discipline
- CSI-ML (Certified Safety Instructor Master Level). The World Safety Organization certifies instructors who must demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, classroom training—all kinds of instructional forums
- HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program) 24-hour training by FEMA re: exercises from tabletops to full-scale
- MOAB (Managing Violent & Aggressive Behavior) is the leader for training techniques for address aggressive behavior in a workplace environment
- CHCM (Certified Hazard Control Manager) is awarded by the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management to safety professionals qualified in the entire range of hazard control in the workplace
- CHSP (Certified Healthcare Safety Professional) is awarded by the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management to safety professionals qualified in the entire range of healthcare issues including JCHAO, CMS and the DPH
- CHS-V (Certified, Homeland Security-Level 5) is awarded by the American College of Forensic Examiners to those qualified in a broad base of Homeland Security, terrorism and WMD Issues. Level 5 is their highest certification
- CSSM (Certified in Security Supervision & Management) International Foundation for Protection Officers, the premier association for security and protection officers
- CSHM (Certified Safety & Health Manager) is awarded by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) for demonstrated knowledge of health and safety management skills and techniques
- CFC (Certified Forensic Consultant) is awarded by the American College of Forensic Examiners International for training forensic professionals in the law
- CSC (Certified Security Consultant) is awarded by the IAPSC (International Association of Professional Security Consultants) to qualified and experienced security consultants who demonstrate expertise in a broad array of security consulting issues
- CESCO (Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer) is awarded by the National Registry of Environment Professionals (NREP) for mastery of significant laws pertaining to pollution, hazardous waste, and safety
- IAC (Intelligence Analyst Certified) American Board of Intelligence Analysts certifies practitioners in threat assessment, risks and adversaries in the public and private sectors
- TFCT3 (Trained Field Controller, TOPOFF 3) is conducted by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) for its Congressionally-mandated terrorism exercise in April 2005 in Connecticut and New Jersey
- CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is awarded by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) to individuals trained to assist local emergency services in disaster response.
- CMC (Certified Management Consultant) is awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants
- CHEP (Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional) Board of Certified Hazard Control Management to experienced and educated healthcare emergency management professionals
Bo earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for five years. He is also a scuba diver and therapy dog volunteer.