Our staff has extensive experience: from Super Bowls and national political conventions to hurricanes, search-and-rescue operations, and hazmat operations. We can assist whether you are looking for professional help in preparing for special projects and events or are simply planning for routine operations. Additionally, we have extensive project management experience, allowing us to tailor our services to meet your timing and budgetary requirements.

Our expertise and responsiveness are just a couple of our advantages. Something that will be just as important to you is the fact that we understand that planning and training are critical components of a public safety program. We provide full-service, specialized, public-safety planning, training, and exercise capabilities:

  • Full-service public safety planning, training, and exercise capabilities
  • Specialized knowledge in Industrial safety, CBRNE, law enforcement, urban search & rescue/technical rescue
  • HazMat and hospital preparedness

We develop flexible solutions tailored to your precise needs.




Services Offered By PSS

Threat and Risk Vulnerability

Prepare systematically and comprehensively by starting with an accurate threat and risk vulnerability assessment. Our expertise in all-hazard risk and vulnerability assessments provides you with actionable assessments and workable solutions, permitting you to take the steps needed to mitigate issues.

Occupational Safety Vulnerability

Develop or enhance your health and safety programs with the help of our engineers and public safety personnel. They’re also experienced in the post-accident investigations needed to determine causation so that complete prevention and mitigation plans can be developed.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Staffing Solutions

A large-scale disaster can overwhelm or overextend the best-prepared community. We provide you with support not only for initial operations but also for sustained operations. Our in-depth, real-world experience can be focused on any situation you encounter.

Post-Event Assessment

After a disaster, the first critical recovery step is conducting a post-event assessment. It is also the most dangerous. We have extensive experience in large-scale events, giving us an understanding of best practices and potential risks that is not offered by any other provider. This know-how cannot be achieved through typical training scenarios; however, it is vital in preparing for and reacting to disasters.

Continuity of Operations/Bussiness Continuity Planning

Our expertise includes developing plans that enable organizations and businesses to sustain operations during and after major disasters.

Rapid Response Team (RRT)

Following catastrophic events, our public safety personnel work with engineers from Bracken Engineering, Inc. to fully assess the situation.
This includes reviewing and evaluating existing conditions, documenting and assessing the extent of damage (particularly to a structure’s components and systems), and providing design, consultation and direction to support emergency shoring and hazard mitigation efforts.

Project Management

We have extensive project management experience. Whether your project is simple and short-term or complex and multi-year, it will be conducted cost effectively and on schedule.

Incident Management

On average, each of our key staff members has more than 25 years of experience managing emergencies, from large-scale unified-command incidents to local incidents. This allows us to assist your organization in managing even the most complex scenario.

Crisis Communications

Effective communication is key in crisis situations. Collaborating to clearly communicate the goals, objectives and desired outcomes of your response is indispensible in managing an incident. We can facilitate this.

Grant Writing and Administration

We have extensive experience in obtaining and managing multi-million-dollar state and federal grants. We can aid you in applying for and managing grand-funded projects.

Specialized Training & Exercises

Plans are most effective when your personnel are accustomed to using them. We provide a number of training programs from entry-level to specialist-level. We can also conduct Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercises to test your personnel and plans. These exercises are also useful for documenting requisite improvements.

Specialized Policy & Procedure Development/Implementation

Properly documenting plans, policies and procedures is key to achieving goals and planning succession. We help you develop resources that will pay dividends for years to come.

Training Center Planning, Design and Inspection

Planning and design is indispensible in the construction of training facilities. Our expertise in public safety training and facility design helps you get what you need from your training props and facility. We also conduct a range of inspections and testing, including those in NFPA 1403 covering live-fire training structures and training props.
Quality Training Provided by Experienced Professionals

Plans are most effective when your personnel are accustomed to using them. Each of our Training Specialists has years of experience providing public safety services. They bring this real-world experience to the classroom in order to relate the training to your world.

We provide a number of training programs from entry-level to specialist-level.

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Training Programs Offered by PSS

Bystander Casualty Care Course (BCCC)

The Bystander’s Role in the Aftermath of a Hostile Event


Active Shooter/Hostile Events (ASHE) are no longer a matter of if, but rather when and where.  Civilian trauma and military combat experience have shown that bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death in victims of penetrating trauma.


These events evolve rapidly and end quickly, often before law enforcement can arrive. In the initial phase, civilian intervention and response can make a critical difference in who lives or dies.


The Bystander Casualty Care Course (BCCC) has been developed using the principles of civilian trauma care and modern combat medicine to teach basic medical care to individuals. This will allow them to act to save their own lives or the lives of others by taking action before professional medical services are capable of reaching injured victims. Participants will obtain the knowledge and skills required to control bleeding and provide other vital lifesaving procedures in those critical early minutes of an ASHE.

Rapid Assessment and Casualty Extraction (RACE)

Active Shooter/Hostile Events (ASHE) have become increasing common in recent years. The likelihood that Public Safety personnel will respond to an ASHE incident is ever more likely. These incidents can be chaotic and the volume of victims can quickly overwhelm even the best prepared personnel.


The Rapid Assessment and Casualty Extraction (RACE) course uses lessons learned from modern trauma and military combat experience to provide first responders with the skills and knowledge to allow them to act quickly and safely to save as many lives as possible.


Experience has shown that bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death in victims of penetrating trauma. Participants will obtain the knowledge and skills required to control bleeding and provide other vital lifesaving procedures in those critical early minutes of an ASHE.

Heartsaver® First Aid Training

Heartsaver® First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.


Designed to meet OSHA regulations, this course covers first aid basics, consisting of the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. This course also includes a review of the OSHA Bloodbourne Pathogen requirements.

This course is a step beyond the basic Heartsaver CPR course and is recommended for all laymen including parents, babysitters, daycare providers, pilots, fitness instructors, warehouse workers, office staff, lifeguards, teachers, church staff, safety committee staff, or most anyone who is not a health care provider.

Heartsaver® CPR/AED Training

This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course will teach you to recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until more advanced care arrives to take over.


This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. This includes new/expectant parents, care givers, babysitters,  daycare providers, warehouse staff, massage therapists, lifeguards, teachers, office staff, church staff, safety committee staff, fitness instructors, scout leaders, teens, etc. .

Violence in the Workplace, Recognition, Prevention and Response

Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today's workplace. This presentation will provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence and how to respond should it occur. Workplace violence doesn't limit itself to the scenario of the lone shooter in the workplace, it can happen in the form of domestic abuse, terrorism, and physical confrontations.


The training Includes: Defining Violence in the Workplace, The Law and Workplace Violence, identifying Threats, Factors of Workplace Violence, Workplace Violence Prevention Policy, A Personal Perspective, A Safe Workplace, Reviewing Prevention Points, Violent Offender Profile, Warning Signs, When Violence Happens, Responses to Avoid, The Company's Response, Active Shooter Situations and How to Respond

Basic Elevator Rescue

This course is intended for property mangers, facilities maintenance staff and front-line first responders who would be tasked with the initial response to persons trapped in an elevator. This course will cover the basic operation and reset procedures which are involved in the majority of the entrapments. This course does not address more advances and complex rescue scenarios which are addressed in our Advanced Elevator Rescue training.

Advanced Elevator Rescue

This course is intended for experienced first responders assigned to a truck company or technical rescue company who would be assigned the task of rescuing victims from more complex scenarios. This will cover lockout/tagout and other steps required to assure the safety of the rescuers and victims. This course will involve visits to facilities with various types of elevators.

Disaster Site Worker Training

The Disaster Site Worker Training Program is a training program for workers in a second responder role who provide skilled support services or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters.


Specifically, it is recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. The program will help management and labor understand that pre-incident training is essential for ensuring disaster site worker safety and health.

OSHA Outreach Training for Construction and General Industries

Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.


OSHA 10-Hour or OSHA 30-Hour

The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards. It is sufficient for many entry-level workers, but the actual requirements will depend on what your workplace warrants.


30-Hour OSHA training is generally recommended for supervisors, site leads or managers who will have any sort of safety responsibility. 30-Hour training not only goes a bit more in-depth on the topics but also includes a wider breadth of topics.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.


This course is required for many medical professionals including nurses, physicians, dental workers, EMT’s, pharmacists, hygienists, medical students or anyone working in a health care field.


Upon completion of this class you will receive a 2 year BLS certification through the American Heart Association. All of our instructors have years of experience in the medical field and offer real life experiences to better understand the importance of CPR training.

OSHA Fall Protection Training

Fall protection training is an important part of a worker’s overall safety training.  Identifying fall hazards and deciding how best to protect workers is the first step in reducing or eliminating fall hazards. Occupational fatalities caused by falls remain a serious public health problem.  Any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, or is working over dangerous equipment or machinery, the worker is at risk and needs to be protected.  The proper fall protection training will go a long way in achieving this.


This important safety course will show you a variety of methods to safeguard you from falling at height, including how to properly use fall protection equipment, as well as provide guidance on how safety managers can ensure a safe workplace for their workers, certifying you under OSHAs Fall Protection standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M.

OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry.  Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements.  This course features workshops on permit entry classification, instrumentation, and program development.  Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program.

OSHA Confined Space Awareness

This course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard.  Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards.  The course covers OSHA requirements; it  does not address entry into a permit-required confined space which is addressed in the  Permit-Required Confined Space Entry training offered separately. Upon course completion students will have a basic understanding of confined space hazards, evaluating and abatement of the hazards, and determining when a confined space shall be classified as a permit-required confined space.

OSHA Scaffold, Stairway and Ladder Safety Training

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with working on or around scaffolds, stairways and ladders in the construction industry. Students will have an opportunity to use various ladders and assemble a basic scaffold system.
Meet The Team


Ron Rogers, Director
Tony Lazzara, Sr. Training Specialist / Sr. SME
Bill Bailey, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Michael Guincho, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Richard Rigdon, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Doug Douglass, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Tim Donahue, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Annette Doying, Lead Training Specialist / Lead SME
Nathan Rogers, Sr. Training Specialist / Sr. SME
Jorge Vizcaino, Sr. Training Specialist / Sr. SME
Colin Tracey, Training Specialist / SME
Todd Angell, Training Specialist / SME