Media Coverage Featuring Bo Mitchell
Bo Mitchell has been interviewed by news outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Associated Press, numerous radio stations and specialty publications.
These articles provide a wealth of information on emergency planning and preparation.
Whether you need an accredited professional to help you prepare for disaster, or you’re a reporter seeking an expert, Bo Mitchell and 911 Consulting are here to help.
“The Global Coronavirus and Your Response”
Annual tabletop exercises (TTX) are one way for enterprise security to be prepared for this type of situation, versus relying solely on government resources, Mitchell suggests.
“Hurricane Florence dos and don’ts: Ways to keep yourself and your property safe”
When you’re in a hurricane’s path, what should you do? What are the myths?
“You Can’t Stop Crazy”
No employer can prevent unthinkable incidents, yet every employer is accountable for duty of care.
“Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response”
SEEN Magazine (Southeast Education Network)
What school leaders must know about their active shooter response.
“With Kidnapping of Executive, Security Has Become an Issue”
The New York Times
Most people can’t accept that they may be a potential target for kidnapping.
“911 Consulting plans for all”
911 Consulting marks 15 years of helping workplaces prepare for foreseeable emergencies
“Mitchell Gives Workplace Shooter Presentation”
The Wilton Bulletin covers Bo Mitchell’s presentation on workplace violence at the American Society of Safety Engineers national convention in the Dallas Convention Center.
“Terrorism not on most companies’ radar”
Fairfield County Business Journal
A survey by the American Management Association of New York City found that only 43% of surveyed corporate executives reported their company having a crisis management plan geared toward disturbances caused by terrorism.
Protecting Your People and Your Posterior: What are the Standards for Creating Your Campus Emergency Plan?
International Association of Emergency Managers, Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association
What are the standards for creating your campus emergency plan? It’s a huge undertaking, and most campuses aren’t prepared.
“Run, Hide, Fight: Responding to an Active Shooter”
Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN), EHS Today
Run, hide, fight – these aren’t a list of options in a violent scenario. It’s a single continuum of decision making. Learn what it will take to survive an active shooter scenario.
“What You Need to Know about Campus Emergency Drills”
National Association of Independent Schools
What is the legal definition of an emergency “drill?” Is your campus meeting the standards required by law?
“GOV SEC: Most Companies Are Unprepared for Emergencies”
Any business with more than 10 employees is required by law to have a written emergency action plan, but 80% of US organizations don’t.
“Hurricane Coming, Trigger your Emergency Action, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Crisis Communications Plans”
Take these 10 critical steps to prepare your company for a hurricane or other natural disaster.
“Whitby School Appoints Emergency Response Expert”
Campus Safety Magazine
“How a military mindset might get your business back in business”
A return to work during the COVID-19 crisis may require some lessons learned from the military.
“What Should You Do if Confronted with a Gunman”
San Diego Union-Tribune
When a gunman menaced a small Seattle college, a student pepper-sprayed the attacker, ending his
rampage. Police say his actions probably saved lives.
“Workplace Shootings How will your company respond”
2 people are killed each day America as a result of workplace violence, and freight companies are not immune.
“5 Disaster Recovery Myths”
Is your facility ready to weather a disaster? Most FMs would answer yes, but most of them would be wrong. Preparation doesn’t stop at testing the alarm systems. In fact, the law requires much more emergency planning than many realize.
“10 Common Mistakes in Your Emergency Action Plan (From NFMT)”
At the NFMT 2019 conference in Baltimore, 911 Consulting president and former police commissioner Bo Mitchell walks attendees through the common gaps in your emergency planning and how to fill them.
“Active Shooter Risk: More Manageable Than You Might Think”
Workplace violence, according to OSHA, is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening, disruptive behavior that occurs at the worksite.
“Train Everyone Including Band”
The alarms are relentless, the lights are flashing, and you’re offsite. Will your people respond appropriately to the threat or place themselves in harm’s way?
“Crisis Preparations Lack 9/11 Urgency”
In the years ince 9/11 business has lost its momentum in the drive to provide crisis plans for workers.
“Most Schools Are Ill-Prepared for an Active Shooter Scenario”
It will take an all-hazards tactic, additional campus safety personnel and a new approach to building design for schools to become more hard- ened against the threat of an active shooter on campus.
“In Philadelphia, Facility Executive Live! 2018 Covered Range of Topics”
Facility Executive Live!
The day began with Bo Mitchell, President of 911 Consulting in Wilton, CT expounding on the “17 Gaps That Sabotage Your Emergency Plans.”
“What every company should know about crisis response”
Fairfield County Business Journal
You’ve invested thousands or even millions of dollars in data protection. Yet how much has your organization invested in protecting your people?
“Planning to be prepared: Three years after 9/11, companies still hide their heads in the sand, a Wilton consultant says”
According to the American Management Association, 80 percent of companies with more than 100 employees have no written response plan for unexpected emergencies.
“Many businesses still lack adequate security plans”
New Haven Register
People are the most important asset that companies possess. That’s why bus- inesses, hospitals, schools and other organizations need to develop a plan to protect their workers from the unthinkable.
“Justice Department says violence in workplace underreported”
New Haven Register
Workplace violence is 18 times more likely in a business than is a fire, said Mitchell, whose firm has worked with 80 clients including the Stratford Department of Health and United Illuminating.
“Many firms ‘unprepared’ for emergencies”
A lot of people are looking for authority and credibility in this whole category of issues.
Mitchell was first awarded CEM in 2009 when there were fewer than 1,000 certified worldwide.
“Mitchell presents on workplace shooters”
Wilton resident Bo Mitchell, president of 911 Consulting, recently presented on active shooters in the workplace at the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2015 National Training Institute in Anaheim, Calif.
“Do You Know Your Emergency Training Legal Obligations?”
As emergency planning takes on greater importance, and visibility, Mitchell has prepared a 10 Commandments of Workplace Emergency Training report.
“Workplace Safety: Companies aren’t OSHA Compliant”
There’s trouble brewing in the American workplace. Some would say there’s always been trouble brewing; we just don’t want to admit it.
“Business As Usual”
Many organizations are not in compliance with the law, let alone actually prepared for an emergency.
“Member Spotlight: Focus on Connecticut CHS Member Bo Mitchell, CHS-V”
Inside Homeland Security
Bo Mitchell, CPP, CHS-V, CIPS, TFCT3, CERT, CMC, earned his bachelor of science degree from New York University and served in the United States Army Reserve for 5 years.
“17 Mistakes Made in Emergency Plans”
Most organizational leaders believe their company emergency plans are state-of-the-art when, in fact, their plans are dangerously flawed. Their emergency plans do not comply with federal and state regulations, ignore many classes of personnel and rarely consider visitors.
“An Inside Look at Vacation Home Security”
Log Home Design Ideas
Talk with the police department in your vacation home jurisdiction … Get to know them before you need them by asking their advice.
“What the Vegas Shooting Means for Hotel Security”
Risk & Insurance
Bo Mitchell, founder and president of 911 Consulting, said that often the perpetrators of mass shootings and other high-profile attacks “look like your uncle, your cousin, your sibling,” and that facial recognition software “can’t recognize crazy.”
“Active Shooter: High-Rise Building Scenario”
ASIS Fire and Life Safety Council
The most important aspect of an active shooter situation occurring in a high-rise building is the insight of how verticality changes the approach.
“Failing Grade in Campus Security”
Security Technology & Design
“What frightens American parents more than anything? Something that would put their children in peril” says Mitchell, president of 911 Consulting.
“Few CT businesses plan response to active shooters”
“Everybody’s bad at this, and nobody’s gotten better at it,” said Bo Mitchell, a former Wilton police chief who has been helping organizations plan for any event and train their people through his 911 Consulting for the better part of two decades.
“How to Survive a Mass Shooting”
Eight minutes. According to a 2012 New York Police Department analysis, that’s how long most workplace shootings in the United States last.
“Wilton’s 911 Consulting preaches emergency preparedness”
Westchester County Business Journal
Bo Mitchell, founder and president of Wilton-based 911 Consulting, knew even before he completed his 16-year tenure as Wilton police commissioner in February 2001 that he wanted to continue protecting people — specifically where they work.
“2019 Keynote Speaker Confirmed”
World Safety Organization
WSO is pleased to announce that Bo Mitchell will be one of our keynote speakers at this year’s Symposium. Participants of last year’s Symposium already know that Bo is one of the foremost emergency preparedness experts in the country, with hundreds of presentations under his belt.
Bo has been interviewed by reporters from a cross-section of media, including:
- The New York Times
- The Wall Street Journal
- USA TODAY
- Associated Press
- The Hartford Courant
- News Channel 12 Connecticut
- KGO All News Radio San Francisco
- Stamford Advocate
- Corporate Connecticut Magazine
- Occupational Hazards Magazine
- Security Magazine
- Security Technology & Design Magazine
- KSIS News/Talk Radio Kansas City
- Michigan Talk Radio Network
- Cable Radio Talk Network: National
- WDUN News/Talk Atlanta
- WGVE Radio Chicago
- KPAM News Radio Portland OR
- Kansas Information Network Radio
- WCOJ Talk Philadelphia
- KFWB All News Los Angeles
- A New Day Network Radio (ABC)
- WDVW News/Talk New Orleans
- Right Balance Network News/Talk
- WDBO News/Talk Radio Orlando-Daytona Beach
- WILK All News/Talk Scranton, PA
- Inside Homeland Security
- Code Red Radio: Washington, DC
- WSO (World Safety Organization) Newsletter
- WSHU Radio Fairfield, CT
- WNPR Radio Hartford, CT
- Fox 61 TV Hartford, CT
- NBC Channel 5 TV, Hartford, CT
- WNLK Radio, Norwalk, CT
- WSFB-TV Channel 3 Hartford, CT
- WTNH-TV Channel 8 New Haven, CT