• Getting Started
• Introduction & Goals — importance of remaining alert, being decisive, having a pre-planned practiced response
• Identify, Log, Report — how to maintain a vigilant awareness of student behavior
• Safety Plan — how develop a school and classroom plan for dealing with an active shooter; how to conduct school safety walks
• Prepare — how to develop your tactical leadership skills; the basics of tactical emergency first aid
• Escape — your first and best option; how to identify the best escape routes; managing movement
• Barricade — your second option; how to prevent the shooter from entering your location
• Defend — your third option; how to use weapons of opportunity, disarm the shooter or directly engage a shooter
• Stages — what to do at each of the seven stages on an active shooter incident; how to work with local law enforcement
• Conclusion — bringing it all together
HERE IS JUST SOME OF WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:
• Profiles and common traits of the active shooter
• Conducting a threat assessment
• How to develop a school/classroom safety plan
• Understanding the role of the leader in a crisis
• How to use hand and sound signals
• Identifying possible escape routes
• How to barricade a location
• Selecting and using weapons of opportunity
• How to move groups of students to a secure location
• Basics of tactical emergency first aid
• How to work with local law enforcement
What Kind of Training do you offer and what do we need?
We offer 3 basic categories of learning. We offer education (just a sharing of information, fire talks not fire drills used for awareness of issue), we offer training workshops (used to sharpen a set of subskills used in our trainings), and we offer certification (meaning you have went through the trainings objectives and have done all required material to be vetted by a higher authority).
Certification: We recommend doing certification to key members of staff who are most prone to be put in a position to protect others, front line security type personnel, teachers, front office, and security, etc. Also, people who have been at your facility for a period of time to justify putting money into them (we understand due to employee turnover some positions the training doesn’t really make financial sense). Certification is good for 2 years.
Workshops: These are continuous training classes we use mostly for working on a set of subskills to be better proficient at a certain area such as gun disarms, moving of injured students, immediate aid of injured persons. These are normally done quarterly or yearly as a way to improve staff’s performance.
Education: Sometimes we are asked to talk about active shooter for groups, these talks are designed to bring awareness of the situation and is sometimes used as an introductory to get buy in from company executives, and its employees or members. Probably the cheapest option, and usually works for check the box training (which we frown upon as lives are depending on us) and can be used for new hires, temporary workers, etc. who may not fit the bill for certification.