Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is confronting a violent intruder my responsibility?
A: No, not unless your job requires it. However, taking appropriate action when necessary is in the interest of self-preservation and helping others survive a deadly encounter.
Q: Could the training protocols increase the risk of injury?
A: There are no guarantees that no one will be injured or killed using the tactics and techniques discussed during this training. The training is designed to mitigate casualties and help you survive life and death situations that may be encountered with an active shooter situation.
Q: Will I or we be held liable, either personally for decisions made during an event or as an organization for using the training?
A: We are using federal response measures to an active shooter situation. However, there is no guarantee a lawsuit will not follow any critical incident. State and Federal guidelines refer to “best practices” and “standard of care” of what a reasonable court or jury would expect.
Q: How often should training be conducted?
A: Emergency response plans should be reviewed, updated, and practiced regularly. The more you exercise for a stressful situation, the more lessons learned, the more effective you will perform during an active event.
Q: How will I know when it is safe to evacuate?
A: Escape is always the best option ~ it denies the shooter a victim. Our training's main focus is the use of your five senses that comprise situational awareness. Unless directed by law enforcement or other legitimate officials, personnel should make that decision based on the current threat and ability to egress to the nearest & safest exit.