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What is AlerT?

AlerT active shooter defense is an options-based preparedness training system designed to account for best practices in active shooter defense, outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, and FEMA.

AlerT was created to help protect good people from bad things by enhancing preparedness and situational awareness. 

Who is AlerT Active Shooter Defense for?

The AlerT active shooter defense training program integrates well with any organization’s emergency operations plans. We currently provide AlerT training for:


  • Private and Public Schools
  • Corporations and Businesses
  • Houses of Worship
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Government Offices
  • Retail Establishments
  • Hospitality

Is AlerT a Best Practice?

Yes.  AlerT is an active shooter defense program that clearly meets standard of care established by all leading federal response agencies, such as FEMA, U.S. Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health, as well as OSHA’s General Duty Clause.


What is the Standard of Care?

Standard of Care is a legal term that outlines the level of caution needed to meet this duty to protect.

In order to meet the Standard of Care, organizations must implement emergency operations planning and training that prepares staff to respond to an active-shooter type attack with options beyond a basic lockdown standard response protocol.


How AlerT Meets the Standard of Care

AlerT enhances existing lockdown plans while integrating them into a standardized, all-hazards, best-practice response framework – incorporating the following elements:

  • Part of an All-Hazards Framework
  • Addresses the need to run from or evade the attacker
  • Enhances lockdown concepts with impromptu classroom hardening
  • Trains staff to decide which option is the best option
  • Allows for deviation from standard response protocols
  • Trains staff to overcome panic
  • Prepares adults (not students) to resist as a last resort

AlerT is the only system that meets all of these requirements.

What Makes AlerT Active Shooter Defense Unique?

AlerT’s dynamic system is designed specifically to help organizations prepare for the growing threat of active shooters.

It is the only active shooter defense program that accounts for the full spectrum of preparedness – prevention through recovery.


How to get AlerT Training for Your Organization

We work hard to provide sustainable solutions for our clients – furthering our mission to protect even more good people from bad things.

Contact us today for more information on AlerT training options or register for access to our free active shooter preparedness resources.

Don’t wait – be prepared. Be AlerT.   

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