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1 Homeland Security Counter –Terrorism Detection, Prevention & Response Immersion Course for Homeland Security First-Responders & Emergency Management Policy-makers

2 “..Israeli law enforcement has more experience with modern terrorism than anyone else in the world. Any big city police force would benefit from joint planning sessions, exercises, training, and rotation with their counterparts in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. “ -- Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies-Army War College* *Cetron, Dr. Marvin J. & Davies, Owen (2008). 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Policing. Army War College , Issue 1, Vol. 1.

3 Our Company & Our Philosophy
Proactive Global Security is a security training company dedicated to producing and presenting an array of expert-driven immersion training courses and computer-based training courses to Homeland Security first responders, emergency management policy-makers and private-sector business interests concerned about the real and present threat of terrorism to their populations, employees and businesses throughout the world. Founded in 2005, Proactive Global Security has it’s clients the most unique opportunity for intensive “real world” training. All training meets DHS standards and can be funded through the following grant programs: UASI (Urban Areas Security Initiative) OPSG (Operation Stone Garden) MMRS (Metropolitan Medical Response System) grant programs. HSGP (State Homeland Security Program) LETPA-UASI (Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activity) TSGP (Transit Security Grant Program) FY2010 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Details: https://www.rkb.us/contentdetail.cfm?content_id=227109&GetAELSELCats=1

4 The Purpose of the Course
The purpose of this immersion course is to provide our clients direct access to the most experienced counter-terrorism experts in the world. The modern urban and rural security issues with which Israel contends daily, provide important insight and useful detection, prevention, and response tactics that are weighed against the varying landscape back in the United States. Participants will learn how to apply these skills and how to use them when they return to their job. Israel’s counter-terrorism strategies have been developed and tested by terrorist acts over decades. They are the most advanced of any peacetime country. The entire eight day courses uses world renowned subject matter experts in prevention, detection and response to terror threats and terrorist operations.

5 Why We Are Different Direct Interaction Practical Knowledge
The Counter–Terrorism Detection, Prevention & Response Immersion Course is the most unique immersion opportunity available anywhere in the world. Proactive Global Security couples two vital components: Direct Interaction Through the direct interface with experts from Israel’s core detection, prevention and response agencies, participants are offered an opportunity to interface with and receive first hand instruction from agency experts including those from the following fields: Intelligence Airport Security Law Enforcement Bomb Squad Border Security SWAT Hospitals Fire/ Emergency Medical Service Emergency Management Port Security (Rail/Ports) Practical Knowledge Experience and knowledge of the United States’ law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management culture shapes every discussion and presentation. Many of these experts have worked directly with United States law enforcement and intelligence agencies and are familiar with the agencies’ cultures. This added perspective allows for important scenario based discussion with seminar participants. Proactive Global Security presenters and instructors will show participants how to apply these lessons to their work.

6 Who Benefits From This Course?
This course is targeted toward professionals from law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, emergency medical system, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. Participants come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials.

7 Curriculum The curriculum for this course transcends theoretical training approaches currently available in the United States. It allows participants direct access to the leading counter-terrorism technologies, techniques and expertise currently utilized in Israel. Through extensive site visits, defined learning objectives and practical subject- matter expert instruction, the tactics and strategies will be applied in real time. The ability of participants to experience the actual impact of these lessons demonstrates how this knowledge can be used in their current positions as they visit an array of locations and participate in a variety of lectures and discussions. The Counter –Terrorism Detection, Prevention & Response Course is broken down into the following: Israel History and Politics: Understanding the Training Grounds Current Terrorist Trends & Tactics Securing Critical Infrastructure Strategies for Protecting Mass Transportation Operations: Marine, Aviation, and Ground Mass Transit Effective Interdiction & Management of Improvised Explosive Device Threats. Border Security Control Initiatives Implementing Effective Counter Intelligence & Information Exchange Processes Medical Management Of Mass Casualty Incidents Post Incident Emergency Response Protocols

8 Curriculum The training curriculum can be further tailored to one or more specific core functions depending upon the requirements of a given Agency. The Role of a Country’s History, Geography, and Politics in Shaping Counter-terrorism Strategy and Tactics Tel Aviv These briefings are important elements that will set the stage for the participants’ week of immersion with the expert teams on the front line of prevention, detection and response to Israel’s terrorism threat. This first encounter with experts from intelligence, academia, law enforcement and politics is foundational for the participants’ understanding of the strategy and tactics experts will address throughout the week. The Profile of a Terrorist Threat and Detecting, Preventing, and Responding to Suicide Bombing Attacks Tel Aviv Israel’s modern, urban society offers important lessons about infrastructure protection, prevention and response to terrorism that US policy makers and responders can immediately consider and implement upon returning home. Israel’s society offers similar targets to those in America, but have had to prepare Israeli society to successfully respond in real time to those threats. Learning objectives from this day include: History of Israel Geography of Israel Political Structure of Israel Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Structures Profile of Threat

9 Curriculum Magen David Adom (MDA) – Israel’s Emergency Medical Services’ Counter-Terrorism Roles and Responsibilities MDA Headquarters, Tel Aviv MDA and its team of trained volunteer and professional medical responders provide the entire nation’s pre-hospital emergency needs, including medical, disaster, ambulance, and blood services. The MDA National Blood Services Center, located in Ramat Gan, provides 100% of the blood requirements of the IDF and 95% of the blood needs for Israeli hospitals and the general population. The lecturers have responded to hundreds of terrorist events and have first-hand experience in the most effective tactics when responding to events in an urban, modern city that has experienced daily acts of terror. Learning objectives from this day include: Resource allocation of EMS in MCI’s Suicide Bomber Prevention Techniques Public And Private Sector IED and CBRNE Awareness Efforts IED Prevention Techniques Emergency Response Protocol at Suicide Bombings by Agency

10 Curriculum Fire Training Academy in Rishon Lezion – Israeli Fire Services’ Counter-terrorism Roles and Responsibilities Fire Training Academy in Rishon L-tzion   Serving the 223,000 inhabitants of the city of Rishon L-tzion, a Tel Aviv suburb, the fire training academy teaches participants how the threat of terrorism is integrated into the training of the fire service. Response protocol and training is described relative to other agencies’ responsibilities. Unlike in the United States, the Israeli fire service responds only to fire calls. This extreme focus is an aspect of emergency response that is common across agencies within Israel. It allows efficiencies about which participants can learn. Differences such as response protocol, building material and construction protocol offer participants opportunity for discussion and analysis within the response environment.

11 Curriculum The learning objectives of this training day at the Fire Training Academy include: First Responder Tactics and Protocols Understanding specific and unique roles of each agency that responds to a terrorist event or threat. Mass Casualty Incidents-Response teams and tactics Understanding the tactical differences between how first responders contend with the threats in an urban Israeli city close to the border, versus a city of tourist sites surrounded by a parameter Best practices for Israel to translate into threats within United States. Opportunity for ‘ride-alongs’

12 Curriculum Counter-terrorism Strategies and Tactics in Rural Communities – Securing Border Crossing, Responding to Rocket Attacks in Sderot, and Controlling Unrest in Hebron Site Visits - Sderot and Hebron Understanding who belongs in country and who is a threat is a challenging aspect of securing Israel. Entry points in Gaza and in the West Bank represent two very different environments that require different daily analysis and tactics to determine and respond to potential threats from terrorist attacks. Contrast securing an Israeli city, Sderot from the external threat from the Gaza strip, versus the internal threats with which the city of Hebron contends on the West Bank. Each response team in each community understands their specific role in contending with and responding to a terrorist threat. Police Bomb Squad, City of Sderot Considered one of the most vulnerably situated Israeli cities, Sderot’s police stations confront the threat of terrorist rocket attacks every day. No other urban community has been faced with daily borages from rockets than Sderot. The officers serving this town will describe to the participants, the protocol for assessing and responding to these threats and will provide instruction about the response tactics and equipment used to contend with this threat environment. Police Station and Municipality, City of Hebron Situated southwest of Jerusalem, Hebron offers participants an extraordinary opportunity to see police and military agencies interacting in a municipal setting. Agencies encompassing medical care and response, tourist site security, parameter security, and municipal services offer participants insight into the strategies and tactics within an environment of elevated threat relative to other Israeli cities.

13 Curriculum Learning objectives from this day in Sderot and Hebron include: Understanding the tactical differences between how first responders contend with the threats in an urban Israeli city close to the border, versus a city of tourist sites surrounded by a parameter. Understanding specific and unique roles of each agency that responds to a terrorist event or threat. Counter Terrorist Intelligence From “TIP To TAKEDOWN”-Disseminating actionable information across environments. Protection Of Mass Casualty & High Profile and Tourist Targets First Responder Tactics and Protocols Best practices for Israel to translate into threats within United States. Opportunity for ‘ride-alongs’

14 Curriculum Detecting, Preventing, and Responding to Terror Attacks on Government Institutions – Securing the Knesset Building Knesset Building, Jerusalem The Knesset, Israel’s main governmental body, is one of Israel’s most critical pieces of infrastructure, both for symbolic status and continuity of operations. Participants will travel to the Knesset to observe security measures in place and discuss the issue of terrorism with the staff and elected members. Learning objectives from this day include: Government Infrastructure Protocols IED Prevention Techniques and Response Protecting High Profile Targets Threat Management Policy Hard Target Assessment

15 Curriculum Securing an Urban Environment: Detection, Prevention, and Response Techniques in the Cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Haifa Israel’s urban environments offer law enforcement, first responders and intelligence experts’ enormous detection and prevention challenges. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa are each unique in terrain, target assessment and demographic make-up. Daily, Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens must get along, while living in close proximity to each other. Israel has created effective institutional and societal paradigms that have allowed this to occur successfully. Jerusalem is a high threat area for terrorism; the city is constantly at high risk for attacks. Tourism and indigenous populations, alike are at risk and yet, vigilantly involved in counter-terrorism efforts. With participants physically visiting these sites, and having the instructors describe the challenges and response each site offers, participants are able to thoroughly understand how the strategies for this unique challenge are used to create safe living environments. Learning objectives from this day include: Security planning and execution Highway IED mitigation efforts Suicide bomber prevention techniques CBRNE measures relating to securing filters in physical structures such as hospitals. Public and private sector IED and CBRNE awareness efforts Transit security: Bus design and search considerations. Soft target protection security - Jerusalem mall perimeter/buffer zone Commercial security and police integration IED/Firearms Interdiction

16 Curriculum Securing Public Transportation – Counter-terrorism Strategy and Tactics for Rail/Metro, Bus, Highways, and Airports Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv Israel has been very effective contending with the challenge of securing its airport. Possibly considered one of the most secure facilities in the world, Israeli officials have adapted to the threat of terror by assessing the threat relative to size of the country and the size of the airport. Participants will have unprecedented access to the strategies, tactics and technologies that have made Israel exceptionally successful in securing air transport. Airport experts will guide participants through the airport and describe the technology and tactics that have been adopted and used in Israel. Learning objectives from this day include: Describe the detection, prevention, and response techniques at the airport. Compare and contrast counter-terrorism strategies for rail, metro, bus, highway, and airport transportation. Breakdown and explain each security feature at Ben Gurion International Airport. Categorize threat levels for a given hypothetical scenario at Ben Gurion International Airport. Justify the role that plain clothes security plays at Ben Gurion International Airport. Transit security In a high threat environment

17 Curriculum Securing Religious, Historical, Environmental, and Other Tourist Attractions Old City of Jerusalem The Old City of Jerusalem presents an incredibly complex environment for terrorism detection, prevention and counter-terrorism response. There are varied populations representing numerous religions and contentious factions within a very small geographical area. Experiencing the physical size of the old city and the scope of the population tensions offers participants a unique opportunity to witness how Israel’s various agencies work in tandem to minimize if not eliminate the threat of terror. Instructors will highlight some of the prevention tactics and offer participants first- hand accounts of their experience in detecting to and responding to these on-going threats. Learning objectives from this day include: Defining active security measures and passive security measures and provide examples of each in the Old City of Jerusalem. Identifying cameras and observation posts throughout the Old City of Jerusalem. Comparing and contrasting detection and prevention techniques at religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem with the historic tourist sites such as Masada and the Golan Heights. Describing how access such as narrow streets, large crowds, limited visibility due to architecture impacts security planning in the Old City. Comparing and contrasting security measures at the Mount of Olives and the Church of Holy Sepulcher with some well known tourists sites back in the States. Applying the security measures to hypothetical scenarios and predicting the outcome.

18 Curriculum Designing a Collaborative Threat Management Policy: Improving Detection, Prevention, and Response Techniques by Cooperative Planning Among Stakeholders Upon successful completion of this lesson participants will be able to understand how to design an effective collaborative threat management policy; improve detection, prevention and response techniques by cooperative planning with other first-responders from various agencies from the public sector including policymakers, intelligence agencies, the military, hospitals, and law enforcement, as well as those from private sector. Learning objectives from this day include: Outline the elements of a threat management policy. Explain how first-responders, the public, private entities, policymakers, intelligence agencies, the military, hospitals, and law enforcement work together to in terror threat mitigation and threat detection. Describe the response protocols and give examples that illustrate cooperation between all parties that are involved in responding to the terrorist attack (e.g., diagram the chain of command, distinguish the roles of different responders, classify responders by the color of uniforms and insignia, etc.).

19 Who Has Attended This Course?
The following is offers a sample of some of the first responders and emergency management policy makers who have attended this course. Law Enforcement : SWAT Sgt. Michael Richard Holm – SWAT- City of Aurora, Colorado Police Department Sgt. Bradley Dale Johnson- SWAT- City of Denver , Colorado Police Department Deputy Peter Thomas Mills – SWAT-Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Sgt. Trevor Jerome- SWAT-City of West Minster, Colorado Police Department Law Enforcement : Municipal Sgt. Tony Abuan, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS/ Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department Jeffery Shipp, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS Michael Arthur Sanford, Seattle Police Department Lt. HLS-Donnie Lowe, Seattle Police Department Lieutenant Criminal Intelligence, Eric Richard Barden, Seattle Police Department Lt. ABS/CBRNE, Gregory Calder, Seattle Police Department Captain, Mitzi Johanknecht King County Sheriff Department Captain/ Assistant Chief, Michael Sanford, Seattle Police Department

20 Who Has Attended This Course?
Law Enforcement : State Patrol John Batiste, Washington State Patrol Paul Beckley, Washington State Patrol Gregory Miller, Washington State Patrol Mark Drew Thomas, Washington State Patrol Deputy Director / Captain, Robin Mills Taylor, Criminal Intelligence Section, Maryland Fusion Center Law Enforcement : County Director/Captain, Luther Thomas Reynolds, Special Operations Section, Montgomery County, Virginia Police Department Master Police Officer. Kenneth Gerard Brennan, WMD Special Ops, Fairfax County Police Department Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Lee Sellers-Fairfax County Police Department Deputy Sheriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department JJudy Murphy, Central Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department ames Heishman, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Chad Redinbo, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Shane Heiter, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Peter Mills, Arapahoe County, Colorado Police Department

21 Who Has Attended This Course?
Law Enforcement : Bomb Squad Technicians/EOD Joe Tennant- Bomb Squad-Denver, Colorado Police Joel White- Bomb Squad- Douglas County, Washington Sheriff Department Jon Vaala- Bomb Squad Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Rick Searle- Bomb Squad Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff Department Scott Pierce- Bomb Squad- City of Longmont Police Department Sgt. Daniel Boardley- Bomb Squad-Everett, Washington Police Department Christopher McOmber- Bomb Squad, Bellevue, Washington Police Department Timothy Shook-Bomb Squad, King County, Washington Bomb Technician Sgt. Verner O'Quin Jr.-Bomb Squad, Seattle, Washington Police Department Bomb Squad Deputy Sherriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles-Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Scott Little- Bomb Squad/EOD, Boulder, Colorado Police Department Shane Heiter-Bomb Squad, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Lieutenant Mike Jackson- Bomb Squad/EOD, Oklahoma City Police Department

22 Who Has Attended This Course?
Fire Service Battalion Chief John Donnelly - Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerome Hagen, Emergency Preparedness Officer, Seattle Fire Department Matthew Rush, Austin Fire Department Lieutenant Walter Webb- Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief, Joseph Michael Reshetar, Special Operations, Arlington Fire Department Deputy Chief/Special Ops, John Alan Burke, Fairfax Fire Department Fire Marshall/Assistant Chief, Carl Hadden Culp Jr., Community Safety Division, Prince William County Fire Department Assistant Chief, Scott Edgar Goldstein- Special Operations Section, Montgomery County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Steve Gervis, Safety and Training Division-Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Division UASI Tom Witowski, Coordinator, Denver , Colorado UASI, Liaison Captain, Jennifer Steck, Denver, Colorado UASI

23 Who Has Attended This Course?
Homeland Security Jeffery Stern, Homeland Security John Perry, RTD (Transportation) Emergency Management Steve Bailey- Pierce County Washington Emergency Management Richard Buell- Washington State Department of Health Peggi Shapiro- Washington State Hospitals Jody Woodcock- Washington State Office of Emergency Management Stephanie Hackett- City of Aurora, Colorado Office of Emergency Management Melinda Johnson- EMS Dr. Charles Little- University of Colorado Hospital   Kyle Roodberg- Denver, Colorado Health & Hospital Authority Steve Bennett- Westminster, Colorado Police Department EMS Liason           Jesse Weaver- Jefferson County, Colorado Public Health Department    Melanie Simons- Denver, Colorado Department of Public Health Director, John Joseph Brown- Arlington County, Virginia Office of Emergency Management

24 Who Has Attended This Course?
The following is offers a sample of some of the first responders and emergency management policy makers who have attended this course Fire Service Battalion Chief John Donnelly - Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerome Hagen, Emergency Preparedness Officer, Seattle Fire Department Matthew Rush, Austin Fire Department Lieutenant Walter Webb- Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief, Joseph Michael Reshetar, Special Operations, Arlington Fire Department Deputy Chief/Special Ops, John Alan Burke, Fairfax Fire Department Fire Marshall/Assistant Chief, Carl Hadden Culp Jr., Community Safety Division, Prince William County Fire Department Assistant Chief, Scott Edgar Goldstein- Special Operations Section, Montgomery County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Steve Gervis, Safety and Training Division-Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Division Law Enforcement: Municipal Sgt. Tony Abuan, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS/ Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department Jeffery Shipp, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS Michael Arthur Sanford, Seattle Police Department Lt. HLS-Donnie Lowe, Seattle Police Department Lieutenant Criminal Intelligence, Eric Richard Barden, Seattle Police Department Lt. ABS/CBRNE, Gregory Calder, Seattle Police Department Captain/ Assistant Chief, Michael Sanford, Seattle Police Department

25 Who Has Attended This Course?
Law Enforcement: State Patrol John Batiste, Washington State Patrol Paul Beckley, Washington State Patrol Gregory Miller, Washington State Patrol Mark Drew Thomas, Washington State Patrol Deputy Director / Captain, Robin Mills Taylor, Criminal Intelligence Section, Maryland Fusion Center Law Enforcement: County Captain, Mitzi Johanknecht King County Sheriff Department Director/Captain, Luther Thomas Reynolds, Special Operations Section, Montgomery County, Virginia Police Department Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Lee Sellers-Fairfax County Police Department Master Police Officer. Kenneth Gerard Brennan, WMD Special Ops, Fairfax County Police Department Deputy Sheriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department James Heishman, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Judy Murphy, Central Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Chad Redinbo, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Shane Heiter, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Peter Mills, Arapahoe County, Colorado Police Department

26 Who Has Attended This Course?
Law Enforcement : Bomb Squad Technicians/EOD Joe Tennant- Bomb Squad-Denver, Colorado Police Joel White- Bomb Squad- Douglas County, Washington Sheriff Department Jon Vaala- Bomb Squad Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Rick Searle- Bomb Squad Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff Department Scott Pierce- Bomb Squad- City of Longmont Police Department Sgt. Daniel Boardley- Bomb Squad-Everett, Washington Police Department Christopher McOmber- Bomb Squad, Bellevue, Washington Police Department Timothy Shook-Bomb Squad,King County, Washington Bomb Technician Sgt. Verner O'Quin Jr.-Bomb Squad, Seattle, Washingotn Police Department Bomb Squad Deputy Sherriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles-Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Scott Little- Bomb Squad/EOD, Boulder, Colorado Police Department Shane Heiter-Bomb Squad, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Lieutenant Mike Jackson- Bomb Squad/EOD, Oklahoma City Police Department UASI Tom Witowski, Coordinator, Denver , Colorado UASI, Liaison Captain, Jennifer Steck, Denver, Colorado UASI

27 Who Has Attended This Course?
Homeland Security Jeffery Stern, Homeland Security John Perry, RTD (Transportation) Emergency Management Steve Bailey- Pierce County Washington Emergency Management Richard Buell- Washington State Department of Health Peggi Shapiro- Washington State Hospitals Jody Woodcock- Washington State Office of Emergency Management Stephanie Hackett- City of Aurora, Colorado Office of Emergency Management Melinda Johnson- EMS Dr. Charles Little- University of Colorado Hospital   Kyle Roodberg- Denver, Colorado Health & Hospital Authority Steve Bennett- Westminster, Colorado Police Department EMS Liason           Jesse Weaver- Jefferson County, Colorado Public Health Department    Melanie Simons- Denver, Colorado Department of Public Health Director, John Joseph Brown- Arlington County, Virginia Office of Emergency Management

28 What People Are Saying “There is no way to replicate the benefit of being on the ground in Israel. The ability to observe the prevention tactics, ask experts questions in the field and review response tactics by visiting actual hard and soft targets within Israel offers participants an unprecedented degree of understanding. Being in the field allows for discussion between and amongst participants and experts and allows scenario-based discussions to uncover stateside techniques and tactics that may not be as effective as perceived. Meeting this challenge requires observations that can only be made on site in Israel.   ---Battalion Fire Chief, John Donnelly, DC Fire and EMS, Washington D.C.  “I was very fortunate to have been able to participate in this training program in its infancy and learn how the Israeli Police and Defense Forces have fought the war on terror. As a bomb technician, I was able to discuss specific issues with the Israeli Bomb Technicians, as it related to my field of expertise. More importantly, I developed relationships with my Israeli counterparts that will be valuable, both professionally and personally, for years to come.” ---Joe Tenant, Denver Police Bomb Squad It has helped in understanding the multiple levels of training and cooperation that must be done here in US. This training program has it all... in my opinion one of the best levels of advanced training available today.   ---Glen Rudner, CRA-USA Inc

29 What People Are Saying “As a professional trainer I highly recommend this training and the methods used by PGS for all disciplines. Nowhere else can you live and experience the threats and security issues faced by a community in constant peril of terrorism and learn the best practice methods to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from the threats.”  --- Michael Guditus, CEMA, MEP/ Emergency Management Specialist, Training and Exercise Analyst, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management "We sent twenty seven of our professionals to Israel last year. It was a diverse group of students from Medical, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement and Fire disciplines. It was an extremely valuable experience where we heard incredible speakers and had the opportunity to sit down and speak with groups of our peers. We were so impressed with the speakers that we are hosting several of them at our Denver UASI Shared Strategies for Homeland Security conference in December Their expertise and openness was refreshing and we look forward to bringing them in to share their knowledge with our first responder community.   ---Captain Jennifer Steck, Denver UASI

30 Our Team Yisroel Stefansky
Founder and Director of International Business Development As Proactive Global Security’s Founder and Director of International Business Development, Yisroel Stefansky plays a fundamental role helping organizations throughout the US understand terrorism from the perspective of the victim. He is an international lecturer and recognized expert in practical disaster response & relief.  A true veteran of the war between terrorists and civilization. Stefansky has worked with police forces, emergency response teams, and many other first-responders in various countries throughout the world as a consultant and response trainer. As a young man Stefansky found himself at the site of a violent terror attack in Jerusalem. Rather than turn away he took action and became part of the rescue effort.  This experience led him to found ZAKA, an organization that carries out the important and difficult task of recovering body parts for burial whenever and wherever a disaster or terror attack occurs.  The ZAKA foundation today consists of several hundred young volunteers who are stationed across Israel, poised and ready to respond to any disaster. Stefansky was sent to Houston when the Space Shuttle, Columbia, disintegrated and subsequently aided in recovering victims in the U.S. following hurricane Katrina. He established the Israeli civilian search and rescue dive team, and is a founder of the Israel SupportFund, a charitable organization supporting low profile hospitals, institutions and families that are normally overlooked by donors.    He has appeared on FOX News, Israel National News, Radio Israel and CFRB Toronto.

31 Our Team Mordecai Dzikansky
Director of Investigation & Intelligence Programs Mordecai (Morty) Dzikansky brings an unsurpassed level of global experience in the field of urban terror.  He worked 25 years for the NYPD and was their first Overseas Liaison to Israel following the 9/11 attacks.  He helped shape the current NYPD’s strategy on terror prevention by personally attending and analyzing over 2 dozen international terror events in five years including Turkey, Russia, Spain, Egypt and Israel.  His vast interactions with government officials, law enforcement agencies, and security personnel worldwide have helped him develop an expansive and in-depth understanding of the modern phenomenon of terrorism. Dzikansky is recognized by both Israel & the US as a highly respected expert in international terrorism.  He was the Lead Investigator for the legendary Torah Task Force for 10 years resulting in numerous convictions and the recovery of many sacred Torah Scrolls. He was awarded the Detective Bureau, Certificate of Achievement for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer and served over 20 years as a detective on the streets of New York.  He has been a featured expert on terrorism for such media outlets as: ‘CBS’s 60 Minutes’, The New York Times, The Boston Sunday Gloghfgbe, Esquire, the New Yorker, amongst others. Twenty-five year NYPD veteran – rank Detective 1st Grade. NYPD’s first Overseas Liaison to Israel, following the 9/11 attacks. Unsurpassed global experience at urban terror scenes. Expert in Risk/Threat Analysis, Security Strategies, Human Security Tactics and Emergency Response. Lecturer/consultant for worldwide law enforcement agencies and institutions including: International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel -featured speaker at 2008 annual international conference on global terrorism, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Columbia University, New York and Williams College, Massachusetts

32 Our Team Gil Kleiman Director of Public Information & Preparedness Programs Gil Kleiman, an Israel National Police (INP) veteran and foreign press spokesperson with over 23 years experience. He has an unsurpassed knowledge of on-site terror scene investigations, security assessments and media relations. With a BA from George Washington University and an L.L.B. in Law from Bar-Ilan University, Gil has a keen eye for analyzing terror crime scenes. In 1983, after serving in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as a Sergeant in the Combat Engineers, Gil Kleiman began his career in the IINP as a bomb disposal technician. Within a few,years Kleiman became an EOD instructor. While in law school, Kleiman joined the Nazi war crimes unit, assisting foreign law enforcement officers with the prosecution of accused Nazi war criminals residing in various countries by locating and interviewing Nazi crime victims in Israel. While serving in the Security Section of the INP from , Kleiman inspected, assessed and advised on the security apparatuses at government and public installations. He developed training and instructional programs for hundreds of security officers across Israel and served as an adviser at legislative planning meetings for Public Security Installation Law. During the period of intense terror attacks that struck Israel in September 2000, Kleiman served as the INP’s foreign press spokesperson, and quickly became Israel’s face and voice to the world. He was present at all the major terror attacks and suicide bombings, providing on- site interviews and press statements for media outlets including; CNN, Fox , BBC, SKY, al-Jazeera, El Arabia, RTV, RTL, NTV, amongst others. In addition, Kleiman provided background explanations, information and professional technical briefings to hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world. He presently consults about all facets of media and terror. Kleiman has given presentations at EUROPOL Hague in the Netherlands on “Media and Terror.”  He was part of the INP anti-terror team sent to Greece prior to the 2004 Olympics. He has lectured throughout the United States to both private and public/police organizations and is considered an expert on media relations, developing civilian resilience to terror, and understanding a Police officer’s role in preventing and responding to terrorist attacks.

33 Our Team Contact: Yisroel Stefansky: Joan Sammon:
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34 Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why go to Israel, why not somewhere else – for instance Iraq or Afghanistan?   Unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, Israel has a terrorist problem that more similarly mirrors that of the United States. PGS training in Israel offers participants an opportunity to explore the prevention, detection and response techniques that have most benefitted Israel. In addition, Israeli and American culture are more similar. We share familiar societal organization and cultural elements that ate not found in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These allow students to use the Israeli experience as a laboratory, observing how strategic and tactical changes can be implemented and what their effects are in a similar environment. 2. Why do I need to travel  to Israel to learn about terrorism and homeland security issues given the wide range of DHS courses offered in the US? There is no way to replicate the benefit of being on the ground in Israel. The ability to observe the prevention tactics, ask experts questions in the field and review response tactics by visiting actual hard and soft targets within Israel offers participants an unprecedented degree of understanding. Being in the field allows for discussion between and amongst participants and experts and allows scenario-based discussions to uncover stateside techniques and tactics that may not be as effective as perceived. Figure out which lessons from Israel apply in the United States, meeting this challenge requires observations that can only be made on site in Israel. 3. Is this a site seeing trip? No. While there is naturally many historical and tourist sites in Israel, class activities and the daily course schedule limit participants ability to visit these sites.   Nearly all tourist experiences occur after 20:00. Who should attend this course? The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience.  PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate.  How does diversity help the experience? In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals.  During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents.   As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class.  If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents. Is it safe to visit Israel? Yes, not only did we feel safe from terror attacks, we felt safe on the streets and in our visits around the country.  This in and of itself is an amazing lesson to carry back to our communities.  Many of us felt more vulnerable to a terror attack at home than we did in Israel. Why do I need to travel  to Israel to learn about terrorism and homeland security issues given the wide range of DHS courses offered in the US? Is it safe to travel to Israel given the recent issues and destabilization in the area  as reported by the media? Is the Israeli experience combating terrorism, securing boarders, and strengthening infrastructure useful and applicable within your local jurisdiction (city, state, federal, etc.)? Will there be take home materials available (PPTs, notes, outlines, etc) for the various instructors and site visits? What is the total cost associated with the trip, is the course a DHS approved and funded course,  what costs are covered versus not-covered, and how do I begin the application process? Are UASI grant funds available and permitted for this training within my region? What is the minimum and maximum course size?   Is DHS or UASI funding available for individuals? Do you have previous attendee contact information within my discipline that I can contact for questions about the training? Are pictures and video allowed of the instructors  during the training and at the different site visits?34

35 Frequently Asked Questions
4. Who should attend this course?  The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience.  PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate.  5. How does diversity help the experience?  In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals.  During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents.   As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class.  If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents.

36 Frequently Asked Questions
4. Who should attend this course?  The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience.  PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate.  5. How does diversity help the experience?  In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals.  During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents.   As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class.  If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents.


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