Presentation on theme: "Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Awareness Course"— Presentation transcript:
1 Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Awareness Course InstructorDennis KennedyDirector of Training
2 Active Shooter Defined- One or more suspects who assault or kill and continue to do so with unrestricted access to the victims.
3 Types of Active Shooters/Armed Intruder Locations Homes (invasions)MallsChurchesOfficesWorkplaceSchools & CollegesMilitary FacilitiesGovernment AgenciesOthers ????
4 Refer to Hand out and discuss Recent IncidentsRefer to Hand out and discussRefer to local hand out or other recent events and discuss
5 Situational Awareness Be consciously AWARE of your surroundings at all timesPosition yourself to be able to WATCH your surroundingsAlways visually locate TWO possible exits or escape routesHave a mental PLANConstantly WHAT IF in your mind everywhere you go
6 The Survival Mindset and Mental Preparation Decide RIGHT NOW if you will survive a deadly situation. Ask yourself these questions;Are you mentally and emotionally determined to save your own life?What are you willing to do to save the life of a family member?Would you have the emotional courage to use deadly force to protect yourself or others?
7 Response Models – American Vs. Israeli American ModelLeft over from Cold War Era DUCK & COVERDesigned by Academics not WarriorsCompletely PASSIVE in conceptNobody resists the attackDon’t OFFEND, startle, scare or upset the Killer(s)Hide & Wait for DeathLeave all defensive actions to the Police
8 Response Models Continued- Israeli model Created by Warriors following Ma’alot massacreEveryone present is responsible for each others safetyCreates the concept of ON Scene ResponderRecognizes help is not coming for awhileEncourages individuals to take appropriate actionTrains citizens, teachers, students to respond independentlyand defend themselves if required.Teaches citizens to respond together as a unit/teamEVERYONE attacks !
9 Have a Plan PANIC is not a plan Know what to do ahead of time Develop a Family Emergency Plan for yourself and your loved onesHave an Emergency Plan for your School, Office or Workplace
10 Escape FIRST!If you see or hear what you think is gun shots or other life threatening situation, GET OUT OF THE AREA BUILDING FIRSTGet away from the building as fast and as far as you canUse Fire exits, breaks window, glass walls or any other barrier to your escapeGet behind something solid that will stop or slow down bullets, if possible (COVER)If no cover is available at all, GET SMALL. Lay flat on the ground and stay stillIf approached by the police, show your hands and obey all instructions
11 Shelter in Place ( S.I.P.)If Escape is not possible or is not safe, consider the following;Get into a room with a door. One without windows is bestLOCK the door if possibleBarricade the door(s) with furnitureUse a door JAM if one is availableGet away from the FATAL FUNNELSpread out around the room.Turn OFF all lightsSILENCE all cell phonesCover any windows if possible
12 TAKE ACTIONIf escape is not possible and the Intruder enters your hiding place, you may have to TAKE ACTION to save your lives or the lives of others. That means FIGHT !. This is a life threatening event. Meek or half way actions will not be appropriate. Go ALL OUT with 100% aggression if you want to make it out of the incident safely.Team up with othersDiscuss and make an emergency plan of action if the shooter entersLook around, find or make improvised tools that you can use to defend yourself withIf your life is threatened, use whatever force is needed to protect yourself and othersThrow objects at the Intruders faceUse tables and chairsTackle and restrain him/her until police arriveDiscuss OODA Loop
13 Improvised Tools of Defense Things to THROW (OODA LOOP)Things that Ensnare & TripThings with an EDGEThings with a POINTThings that are heavyThings that RESTRAIN
14 The AFTERMATH Give first aid to yourself and others Call 911 and report your locationCall your family members if possible. Leave messagesCooperate with the police investigationSeek out professional counseling for your own mental health