What does Bravo Zulu mean?
Bravo Zulu means “job well done” in Naval Semaphore, and it is the guiding principal of the company. Safety is serious business and nothing less than a “job well done” should be expected by the customer.
What is Bravo Zulu LLC?
Bravo Zulu LLC is a safety services company located on New York City. We are dedicated to helping make the world a safer place to live through consultation, training and service.
Bravo Zulu provides its services to corporate clients, public and private organizations and individuals interested in safety. Our training programs are nationally accredited or conform to relevant federal, state or local requirements.
Why choose Bravo Zulu LLC for your safety training and compliance needs?
Bravo Zulu’s staff is comprised of highly trained and experienced safety professionals. They are a uniquely qualified group of dedicated emergency service providers, instructors and other safety specialists from the New York metropolitan area who insist on providing excellent customer service.
Through its array of services, Bravo Zulu can help meet your safety training and compliance needs in a professional and cost effective manner. We are about “getting the job done”! And the staff at Bravo Zulu pride themselves in providing training based on reality, supported by the most current science and industry trends. Our DOT compliance services and Article 19A Examiner services are delivered in a way that actually supports safe operation through driver education and keeps you in compliance with the regulations.
Where areas does Bravo Zulu LLC serve?
Bravo Zulu LLC is headquartered in New York City…but we have happy customers from Boston down to Boca Raton and from Milwaukee to Montauk!
A little bit about our boss…and the formation of Bravo Zulu LLC
Jim Braunstein is president of Bravo Zulu LLC.
Jim has dedicated his life to the service of others. In 1985 he joined the New York City Emergency Medical Service (NYC EMS) where he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). His assignments included a basic life support ambulance that operated out of the historic Bellevue Hospital Ambulance Station (Station 13), resource management duties in the Operations Command Center and EMT/Hazardous Materials Technician duties in the Special Operations Division. In 1996 Jim joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Upon graduating the academy with honors, he was assigned to the Transit Bureau. Jim was assigned to Transit District 2, patrolling the subways in lower Manhattan until his promotion to sergeant in 2002. His first supervisory assignment was to the 5th Precinct in Chinatown where he lead the Traffic Safety Team. This experience provided him with an opportunity to be assigned to the department’s elite Highway Patrol Unit 1 in 2003. While at “Highway 1” Jim was charged with the supervision of police officers and detectives who patrolled the highways of Manhattan and The Bronx, conducted speed and traffic law enforcement , motorcycle patrols and escort duties, intoxicated driver testing, motor carrier enforcement and collision investigation. Jim retired from the NYPD in 2008 after 23 years of service to the people of the City of New York…and a thrilling and fulfilling career in public safety.
Throughout his NYPD career, Jim remained active in the EMS world. He worked part time for the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY as an EMT on an ambulance providing emergency service in the New York City 911 system. He later became a part time firemedic for the Baldwin Fire District on New York’s Long Island where he still serves the emergency care needs of the community.
Throughout his public safety career it became overwhelmingly apparent to Jim that the training of bystanders in CPR, AED use and first aid was vital to the survivability of critical medical emergencies. No matter how fast an ambulance with highly skilled medical professionals can try get to the side of someone facing a life-threatening medical emergency, valuable time is lost during the response phase often with tragic results. Training lay-responders (bystanders) how to recognize an emergency, activate the EMS system and render basic emergency care until the arrival of EMS provides victims with the best chance of survival. And Jim wanted to take an active role in providing this training. So, in 2003 Jim created Bravo Zulu LLC to provide emergency care training to lay-responders in the community. Offering high quality onsite emergency care training for corporate customers, groups and organizations soon became his passion.
After Bravo Zulu became a trusted source for emergency care training, Jim realized that there was more he could do to support a safety culture; particularly in the commercial motor vehicle sector. While working with the NYPD Highway Patrol, it became evident that truck, bus and other passenger transporting businesses were often oblivious to the laws and regulations that pertained to the industry. This often resulted in carriers operating unsafely. This failure to comply with the safety regulations usually resulted in costly regulatory enforcement and crashes. Many of these collisions resulted in property damage, injuries and often death. Jim surmised that if transportation companies had access to consultants who could help them voluntarily get in compliance with the myriad of laws and regulations, through audit and education, that it would help these companies save significant money in fines and liability losses as well as help protect the motoring public. So, Jim expanded Bravo Zulu into the DOT compliance compliance realm.
Always looking for a way to make the world a little safer, Jim became involved with teaching defensive driving classes. The many years of responding to automobile crashes, rendering emergency medical care to the victims as an EMS provider and investigating these collisions as a police officer provided Jim with a unique perspective on the critical importance of driving defensively. So, he decided to bring defensive driving classes to the community as well as his corporate customers; all in an effort to educate drivers in driving skills and techniques, rules and laws of the road and perhaps most importantly, the mental mindset that gives drivers the best chance of “surviving the drive”.
Jim is proud of his staff of educators and safety technicians who help him deliver the various safety related services that Bravo Zulu has to offer. Together, they work hard to provide the finest customer service and the best overall product to their customers. Bravo Zulu means “job well done” and the entire team is dedicated to that sentiment.