Presentations

Honoring Our Heroes

On these days, communities across the country come together to honor America's veterans and first responders for their service to our country. These holidays give Jason a chance to present to your audience the opportunities they have to recognize the contributions of our Nations service members.

  • National Nurses Week
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day / Police Week 
  • EMS Week 
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Patriot Day / September 11th
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Pearl Harbor Day

Excellence in All we Do

45 Minute Keynote
Jason was an Air Force Firefighter stationed at Lackland Air Force Base when the Twin Towers were struck. By the end of the day, his entire military career would be changed. He recounts stories of his experiences, how an ordinary young man found himself in extraordinary circumstances and how his military commitment to excellence helped him during the troubling time. 


OTHER TOPICS


Leadership

Being a professional firefighter, Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer, Civil Air Patrol Officer and Emergency Manager has taught Jason much about teamwork and leadership. He enjoys speaking to all types of groups (corporate, non-profit, religious or otherwise) about teamwork and effective leadership. He discusses the principals of servant leadership and how to succeed as a team.


Leaders of high performing teams consistently treat team members differently in 3 different skill areas, Jason believes that leaders looking for high performance from their team should:
1. Believe in them.
2. Hold them accountable.
3. Provide a supportive environment.


Most leaders use some degree of all three skills, but even in the best of times very few use all three in a manner that consistently gets the performance levels they want. The most common occurrence in normal times is to overdo accountability and under-do support - although sometimes the reverse is true. In turbulent times, this imbalance gets even more pronounced and performance slips rather than improves.

Safety

As the Director of Safety for a 3,000 person volunteer organization, University Fire Inspector and Safety Manager for a hospital system, Jason has experienced creative ways to ensure safety efforts remain effective.

Communicating safety through an organization is accomplished by looking at the truth about success. Effective safety procedures and behaviors are spread through an organization through the building of good relationships and safety awareness.

Jason has on-site experience and understands the importance of safety in the workplace. Jason knows that raising safety consciousness 100% of the time is the key to an accident free environment. He understands that change is not that difficult; it is the resistance to change that creates problems that can prevent long-term success.


Reduction of Fire Risk and Cost
1 Hour Breakout
In comparing fire costs to the perception of fire risk, it becomes clear that the views are not uniform from one to another. As fire safety professionals in whatever field that brings us in contact with subjects affected by these issues, we can hope that the lessons learned in the past can be used to help correct and implement safeguards for future events. Focusing on healthcare and educational campuses his presentation will provide insight into how the codes can be explained and fire safety professionals can utilize this information and trends to create safer campuses across America. This presentation will cover three topics of fire safety: Fire System Assessments, Fire Sprinklers and Fire Education. These issues if addressed can lead to a great overturn in the reduction of fire risk and costs related to mitigating those risks.
While serving as the Fire Safety manager at Southern Methodist University, Jason developed a fire system assessment matrix that provides a simple way to track fire costs and effectively communicate fire cost needs to upper executives and justify annual contract increases and new construction system maintenance. The matrix also assesses fire sprinkler depreciation, maintenance and insurance cost reductions. This gives fire safety professionals the tools to ensure a safer fire campus at a validated operational cost. 

Youth Groups

Jason has a zeal to win the hearts of youth and to influence them to become leaders, chase their dreams and build strong relationships. Testimony, youth retreat or youth conference he can provide entertaining foundational teaching with a little extreme thrown in for good measure.


Jason will give your youth group the tools for managing adversity. They'll learn how to use humor and attitude to access their full strength and keep problems in perspective. Youth will leave with renewed optimism and excitement for their lives. In addition to a substantive message, Jason uses a lot of humor and story-telling, ensuring the attendees will have a great time. This makes for a fantastic conference keynote, bible study, school assembly or other presentation.

Jason McClaren is a recognized expert in the field of safety and emergency management. A list of topics he regularly addresses in his public speaking engagements and workshops are listed below.

For speaking engagement fees please contact us with details of your request.
SEMINARS

  • Business Continuity: A Simple & Practical Approach
  • Emergency Preparedness for School Staff
  • Emergency Preparedness for Youth
  • Event Management and the Incident Command System
  • Facility Response Plans: A Critical Resource
  • High Consequence Infectious Diseases: A First Hand Perspective of the Dallas Ebola Response
  • Innovative Leadership in the Online Learning Environment
  • Improving Safety Performance
  • Opening a Presidential Library: Preparation and Coordination To Host 5 Living U.S. Presidents
  • Reduction of Fire Risk and Cost Through Enterprise Risk Management
  • Social Media Strategy for Emergency Management


WORKSHOPS

  • Active Shooter - How to Respond
  • Disaster Preparedness Training
  • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Warden Training
  • Hurricane Preparedness
  • Incident Command Boot Camp
  • Search and Rescue
  • Situational Awareness for Office Staff


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Leadership Challenge
  • Managing and Coaching for High Performance
  • Navigating Change with Personal Resilience


KEYNOTES

  • Excellence in All We Do
  • God, Family, Country 

Emergency Preparedness
Take action now - learn to make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Learn how to plan, how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.

Social Media in Emergency Management
One Hour Breakout
The world of public safety is one of constant staffing issues. These issues in collaboration with the rising populations and tools available to emergency managers make the decision to utilize social media a difficult one. The widespread use of social media by the masses also argues to the point for the use of social media in emergency management. As a former volunteer Social Media specialist assigned to the Texas Department of Emergency Management Disaster District 4 (Garland), Jason utilizes this presentation as a case study approach to identify the influence of social media within the role of emergency managers and how it was utilized during a major real-world incident regarding the Dallas Ebola response in October 2014. It also dives into the real world use of a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) and some of the challenges they face. The presentation utilizes data from documented research, hands on participation, the distribution of surveys and interviews determining the viability of using social media platforms in emergency operations.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar
Two Hours
What will your organization do when a disaster strikes? Are you prepared? Attend this seminar and learn how to evaluate your current business operation and how you can be better prepared to protect your assets and maintain operations before, during and after a major disaster.
You Will Learn

  • Why you need an emergency response plan
  • Typical emergency events and preparing for them
  • How to establish a emergency preparedness program
  • The planning steps for implementing the plan
  • How to establish the vision and direction to follow


Disaster Preparedness Workshop
One or Two-day workshop
​The devastation of Hurricane Katrina and Super storm Sandy confirmed that disasters are unpredictable and extraordinary events. This workshop is designed for non-emergency response groups such as small businesses, non-profits and corporate departments. Day One will provide a review of disaster planning and prevention, disaster response, setting priorities, and recovery. Day Two will cover salvage priorities and a consist of a demonstration/participation preparedness exercise