Expertise with all levels of education; Pre-K, K-12 and Higher Education
All levels of government; GSA Contracts, Military, Local Government and Public Safety
Public and private companies; Shopping Malls, Office Buildings and Movie Theaters
Master Planned Communities, Property Management and Home Owners' Associations
Tribal Nations and Gaming
West Coast Consulting Group provides safety, security and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery services to education, government, commercial business, residential communities, Tribal Nations and non-profit organizations. Our consultants are experts in the field, offering a collegial approach, with a balance of experience in police and fire services critical incident management, instruction and student/academic services, university and municipal emergency preparedness, and academic professional development. Our services ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and reimbursement requirements to decrease liability and increase safety.
West Coast Consulting Group can develop industry specific 30-day online emergency preparedness courses (SEMS, ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700 & IS-800) with weekly progress reports generated by our proprietary course management system.
Our online and classroom courses fulfill all course objectives, instructional standards and instructor qualifications outlined in the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) NIMS Training Program.
As the Director of Emergency Planning and Preparedness for the California Community College Chancellor's Office, I highly recommend Tom Plotts and West Coast Consulting Group, Inc. to education institutions for emergency management services. Their comprehensive services are focused on mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery and include development of industry specific Emergency Operations Plans, on-line and classroom training, interactive workshops, and facilitation of table top and field exercise. The firm has a track record of demonstrated success working collaboratively with clients, governmental agencies and industries to increase safety and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations to maximize disaster recovery funds after declared emergencies.Peter Wright, Director of Emergency Planning and Preparedness, California Community Colleges
I am pleased to recommend Tom Plotts based upon his demonstrated expertise in campus safety and security. Moreover, Tom has successful experience as a college administrator in both academics and in supervising college security. He and the team that he has trained are able to provide valuable service to colleges by assessing safety and security policies and procedures and then making recommendations for improvement. This is an area that college leaders cannot afford to ignore.George R. Boggs, President and CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges
I highly recommend West Coast Consulting Group, Inc. to public institutions for emergency management services. They provide training on the National Incident Management System, Standardized Emergency Management System and Incident Command System which facilitates inter-agency coordination. Their flexibility to offer online and classroom training allows us the ability to continually train personnel. Their interactive workshops keep staff engaged. Annual table top and field exercises help staff refine skills needed in real emergency situations and allows us to reinforce lines of communications with our university neighbor as well as the emergency responders and civic leaders in our community. The investment has been timely and worthwhile.Rosalinda Buchwald, Director of Fiscal Services at Citrus Comminity College District
I've known Tom for 13 years. For a period of time, we worked together planning joint operations for our respective police departments so that we could each capitalize from available opportunities by sharing resources to create efficiencies. Tom demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.Will Glen, Law Enforcement Executive
Tom Plotts and West Coast Consulting Group is comprised of dedicated and experienced professionals with the credentials and expertise in critical incident management. Their plans, training, and exercises are engaging, well thought out, and customized to fit clients' individual needs. West Coast Consulting Group should be your first - and only choice.Michael Drake, Media & Presentation Skills Trainer / Voice Artist
I highly recommend West Coast Consulting Group services to institution of Higher Education. They customized our Emergency Operation Plan at Gavilan College; provide on-going online and classroom training, and annual Table Top Exercises.Ana Garcia, Director, Security & Support Services at Gavilan College