Mitchell offers free webinar on workplace shooting emergencies

The Attorney General of the United States reports that 2013 was a banner year for active shooters in America: three times more in 2013 than in the average of the previous five years, a press release from Bo Mitchell, founder of 911 Consulting, says. More than 70% were in the workplace, the release said.

Mr. Mitchell, who lives in Wilton will offer a free webinar entitled “Active Shooter in Your Workplace: Lessons Learned & Best Practices” Wednesday, March 26 at 1 p.m.

“In this webinar I will cover best practices in preparing for — and responding to — active shooter events, as well as insights into lessons we can learn from past tragedies,” he said.

The webinar will include:

  • A discussion on the three pillars of emergency response: Command, Control & Communications;
  • The necessity for coordinated planning and communications with emergency services in advance;
  • The importance of training and exercises are for employees.

There will also be a brief introduction on how an Emergency Notification System can be used to communicate throughout an active shooter event.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask Mr. Mitchell questions.

Registrants will receive a webinar recording.

Mr. Mitchell is a former police commissioner in Wilton. His company, 911 Consulting, creates emergency plans, training and exercises for organizations like GE Headquarters, Hyatt HQ, MasterCard HQ, four colleges/universities and 26 PK-12 schools. He serves clients headquartered from Boston to Los Angeles, working in their facilities from London to San Francisco. Mr. Mitchell has earned 16 certifications in homeland security, organizational safety and security. He also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally.

Register here for Wednesday’s webinar.