According to CNN, the number of school shootings in America in 2018 averages to more than one shooting per week. And we have not event made the official halfway point for the year.
AEGIS Security & Investigations offers active shooter training programs specifically designed for schools. We look at what we do in our own active shooter training and evaluate elements to prevent future shootings in similar settings. We are an experienced security team that works closely with schools in the Los Angeles area to enhance their security tactics, especially those pertaining to active shooters. Getting your campus trained can make the difference between safe evacuation and loss of life.
For school environments in particular, we have found that in-person trainings are most effective. Our course, “How to Identify, Prevent, and Survive and Active Shooter,” is comprised of a lecture and workshop that inform participants on the best practices in responding to these situations.
How to Survive an Active Shooter Lecture – 1 Hour
Maximum Participants: 100
Participants will learn proven techniques on how to survive an active shooter taught by a security expert and professional instructor. This training is designed for civilians and private sector professionals to increase their personal resiliency and the likelihood of surviving an incident before the police arrive. By the end of the lecture, participants will have a thorough understanding of how active shooter incidents evolve by interpreting their individual threat profiles. Additional topics include: how to escape during an incident, how to barricade and lock down, how to report to law enforcement, and how to fight back using improvised weapons, if absolutely necessary.
How to Identify, Prevent, and Survive an Active Shooter Workshop – 2.5 to 4 Hours
Maximum Participants: 50
The second level workshop includes all of the “How to Survive an Active Shooter” program elements. In addition, case studies will be reviewed, prevention measures will be taught, and signs of impending violence will be discussed. Pre-planning, strong attention to detail, and environmental situational awareness is stressed. Additional information regarding statistics pulled from FBI and related reports will be discussed to support developing the threat profiles for the participants in their workplace. Included are immersive physical scenarios and table top exercises that test participants knowledge, understanding, and reaction to perceived threats.
Executive Level Identification, Prevention, and Survival of an Active Shooter Workshop – 8 Hours
Maximum Participants: 20
The third level workshop includes all of the above while introducing topics including target hardening, crime prevention through environmental design, root cause analysis, and deployment plans. International and domestic terrorism as well as individual actors and lone wolf sympathizers are are analyzed along with the eight signs terrorism will be discussed. This workshop is designed for top level directors and executives interested in adapting their current security programs to the prevailing threats in the world today. Following the workshop and guided discussion, other staff may be invited to the run, hide, fight active shooter and prevention modules.
Run, Hide, Fight Live Fire Demo/Drill Add On
Maximum Participants: 50
The live fire demo/drill adds on to any of our active shooter programs. It includes live fire exercises using realistic simulated weapons and “bad guy” role players. Students will learn how to deploy the concepts taught during their active shooter program in an environment that will test their skills and thought processes, challenging them to react faster under stressful situations.
Participants will experience simulated scenarios in their own environment (school, workplace, etc) in which they will be forced to think on their feet using the tools and techniques they’ve learned to survive when the bullets start flying. This kind of training is as real as it gets.
These workshops are designed for individuals from the public and private sector. The goal of this training is to establish a baseline reaction as a victim to active shooter incidents, retrain the instinctual reactions, and offer practical solutions to countering the threat. Participants will be required to in good health and to sign a liability and medical waiver prior to participating in this workshop.
AEGIS Security & Investigations is a Los Angeles region company that is licensed and insured in the State of California to provide high-end armed and unarmed regular and temporary off-duty police officers, bodyguards, security officers, loss prevention agents, and event staff. Additionally, we offer services for private investigation, consultation, people locates, and background investigations. Our trainings and workshops in the field of security licensure and counter-terrorism have been featured in news media and are renowned for their efficacy. For more information or to contact us, visit www.aegis.com.
By Chelsea Turner & Jeff Zisner