Active Shooter: Break the Freeze and Survive

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Strategies and Tactics to Help You Understand and Overcome Fear to Survive Active Shooter Incidents

Active shooter incidents have increased in both frequency and the numbers injured and killed in recent years. Columbine, the Aurora movie theater, Sandy Hook, and the Orlando nightclub are just a few examples of this terrifying trend. And on October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas shooting became the worst in U.S. history, leaving 58 innocent people dead and nearly 500 wounded. Already in 2018, shootings have been in the news and a school in Kentucky had the first students killed this year. When these unthinkable acts occur, every second counts, and unfortunately it will take police minutes to respond.

Workplaces, schools, and even citizens out at theaters and malls should have a plan of what they can do to stay alive during these critical minutes before law enforcement arrives. Don’t be frozen in fear during one of these unthinkable events. Learn how to break the freeze and respond to an active shooter attack.

This session by expert speaker, Alain Burrese, will provide critical insights, knowledge, and life-saving skills and strategies for dealing with the fear that you will experience during active shooter threats. You will learn what adrenaline does to people in high stress situations like an active shooter event, and how you can break the freeze and act to survive. The information you gain from this session can be adapted to business workplaces, government buildings, schools, hospitals, and medical facilities. It is also important information to know if you encounter a mass shooting in any public place.

In this session, Alain will focus on how fear affects us and how you can overcome the fear to respond to an active shooter situation and survive. You will learn how fear affects the body during an active shooter incident and how you can break the freeze and act. This session will provide information, strategies and tactics to help you understand fear and overcome it to survive active shooter incidents. This session will also include life-saving strategies for survival once the freeze of fear has been broken. The information presented will help you respond to any emergency while at the workplace and while out and about during your personal life.

Session Highlights

In this session, you will learn:

  • How fear and adrenaline affect the body
  • Different strategies to break the freeze of fear
  • What you can do, once you break the freeze, to surviveThings you can practice now to minimize freezing under fear
    • Escape
    • Deny
    • Attack back

Who Should Attend

  • Emergency preparedness coordinators
  • Safety, security & risk professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Administrators
  • Threat assessment teams
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Top management
  • HR directors
  • Human resource personnel
  • Anyone involved in the development or implementation of a workplace violence prevention policy
  • Anyone who is interested in learning how to identify, prevent, defuse or resolve violence in the workplace
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About Our Speaker

Alain Burrese

Alain Burrese is a leading authority on what to do during an active shooter or active threat event. He specializes in teaching ordinary citizens strategies and tactics to increase their survivability during these unthinkable acts. As a certified instructor, he has taught as part of a team to around 4,000 people in his community.

Alain is a former Army Paratrooper and...   More Info
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