Ted Buffington’s

Command Leadership Effectiveness for Awareness & Response

C.L.E.A.R. Leadership Development &

Team Engineering for All Emergency Services


"This is helping our organization save lives!"

 "...In my role as an EMS manager and leader, I frequently have to make difficult decisions with limited time and information.  Ted’s workshop gave me tools to quickly find clarity in a situation and make the right decision under the gun. This is helping our organization save lives!"

Ted was able in a few short hours to deliver a toolbox full of clear, useful strategies and techniques for analyzing situations and making critical decisions under the gun.  Ted’s program should be mandatory for everybody who has to make difficult decisions.

He has developed an extremely powerful approach to figuring out what’s important and what’s not when making a decision.  His techniques have helped me make better decisions in my public safety role, and I strongly recommend them for anybody who has to make decisions.

                                 Kent McKenzie, Deputy Director
                                              Orange County Emergency Management
         Hillsborough, NC


  • Lack of clear communication is the major cause of dysfunction in a crisis

  • Awareness, flexibility, and absolute clarity are vital to successfully managing a disaster

  • Any disaster management system will only be effective if the personnel involved are trained, exercised, and trust the performance & communication of the other team members

WHAT IS C.L.E.A.R.? (click here for more details)

C.L.E.A.R. programs are the affordable solution to address the above issues and provide Rapid Readiness for you and your team.  Using a proven training methodology, C.L.E.A.R. programs increase individual and collective effectiveness, response ability, accountability, critical thinking, and decision making under pressure.  C.L.E.A.R. Training & Coaching programs focus on:

  • Enhancing the effectiveness of ICS, NIMS, and HEICS disaster management systems by teaching communication & teaming skills to prevent and mitigate team dysfunction during a disaster

  • Increasing team relatedness, communication and interoperability effectiveness

  • Focusing on the mental and behavioral aspects of all-hazards awareness, preparation & response


  • Fire Services, law enforcement, incident commanders, military special operations

  • All-hazards responders & support staff, emergency managers, support agencies

  • Hospitals, schools, places of worship, citizen corps, and other volunteer organizations


At completion of the Training Program or Coaching Sessions participants will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate skills for effective command leadership & communication

  • Increase IC & EOC interoperability effectiveness regardless of functional role

  • Demonstrate high performance communication skills for greater team effectiveness

  • Observe, think, make decisions, report, and respond with confidence and clarity

  • Quickly identify and remove clarity interference & dysfunction factors

  • Get clear, focused, prepared and in control of any situation

  • Be response able in any team or leadership role

Additional C.L.E.A.R. Programs & Details

The C.L.E.A.R. team is made up of an international network of highly skilled, experienced trainers and consultants led by Ted BuffingtonTogether they provide a perfect blend of skills for strategic, tactical operations, and human factors training. C.L.E.A.R. instructors and consultants are experienced, highly qualified professional subject matter experts in the following areas:

  1. Command Leadership & Decision Making Under Pressure

  2. Risk & Threat Identification, Evaluation and Control

  3. Training for Emergency Response Command & Operations - ICS, NIMS, NRP

  4. Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS)

  5. Developing High Performance Emergency Response Teams

  6. Table Top through Full Scale Exercise Development, Implementation & Analysis

  7. Exercise Observer and Evaluation Training

  8. Effective Public and Media Communications

  9. Emergency Response Professional Credentialing

  10. Community Preparedness & Disaster Management (CPDM) Education

  11. Training & Developing Emergency Response Volunteers - CERT & MRC

  12. Coordination With Public Authorities - Effective MOUs, MOAs

  13. Vigilant Learning for School's Staff & Students

  14. Developing Emergency Operations Plans &  Strategies

  15. Emergency Response / Management

  16. Emergency Medicine / Public Health

  17. Business Continuity Planning

  18. Risk Assessment / Management

  19. Security / Safety

  20. IT Disaster Recovery

  21. Emergency Communications

  22. HR / Senior Management

  23. Community Planning

  24. Disaster Relief & Assistance

  25. Environmental / Hazardous Materials

One of the most challenging aspects of any organization is getting all the people to be aware, prepared and trained to respond effectively during a crisis. C.L.E.A.R. best practices programs meet those human factors challenges by:

  • Working closely with first responders and emergency managers to help design, develop, implement and evaluate all types of emergency related training

  • Incorporating the most effective models and processes for training people to
    respond vs. react, focus vs. fold or freeze, and communicate information clearly and accurately vs. ambiguously

  • Dealing with employees’ concerns for safety and well-being and to prepare them before an event for potential emergencies of all types

  • Helping to train the emergency planning, response, management & staff to be effective under pressure and assist them in moving beyond potential 'fear' based mindsets and team dysfunction


"Your fate is in the hands of your leaders.
Your leaders are only as good as the training
they receive and continue to receive."



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