What mission could be more important than protecting our children at school, where they are most vulnerable to a deadly attack? This hour-long course provides basic instruction on how to protect and evacuate a class of children in an emergency. The course focuses on teachers who do not carry firearms and offers common-sense evacuation procedures, basic medical skills and self-defense techniques.
12 seats a class, once a week
1-hour class, followed by a discussion about the safety of your school, your fears, stressors, risks and assets. The class covers the following topics.
This hour-long course provides basic instruction on how to protect and evacuate a class of children in an emergency situation. The course focuses on teachers who do not carry firearms and offers common-sense evacuation procedures, basic medical skills and self-defense techniques. The course also covers how best to communicate with law enforcement when they arrive.
Evacuation: A common misconception is that a barricade or “lockdown” approach is the best way to deal with an active shooter. However, since classroom doors and windows are not bulletproof and often easy to breach, staying locked in classrooms simply offers the attacker concentrated pockets of victims. Therefore, evacuation is the first option, especially since active shooter accuracy drops rapidly the more distance you can put between you and the shooter.
Medical Skills: This is another area often overlooked in active shooter training programs. It takes only minutes to learn to apply a CAT Tourniquet and having such tourniquets available can reduce the chances of suffering a fatality by over 50-percent. This is only one example of simple, life-saving medical knowledge.
Self-Defense: A final misconception is that it takes years to master self-defense techniques. By keeping things simple, it is possible to master a few, highly-effective techniques that could save your life in an emergency.