Does Your School's Level of Active Shooter Preparedness Meet National Standards? Following the Columbine High School attack in 1997, schools across the United States have adopted lockdown plans to protect students from active-shooter attacks. However, in the following...read more
Early Pioneers of Run Hide Fight Options-Based Training As one of the pioneers of Run Hide Fight (RHF), I am frequently asked why I created AlerT (Assess, lockdown, evade, resist, Tell). It was a major decision, but after much deliberation and research, I decided to...read more
The Washington Post reports that over 4 million children across the United States endured lockdowns during the 2017-18 school year. Washington Post School Lockdown Report According to the FBI, active shooter attacks continue to increase, and schools are the second...read more
Why Schools Need Scalable Best Practice Active Shooter Defense According to recent FBI reports, active-shooter type attacks continue to rise. Therefore, school districts must implement best practice active shooter defense to prepare their schools. Problem: Allocating...read more
5 Essential Elements of Active Shooter Prevention - Response, alone, is not enough Emergency preparedness efforts that begin and end with “response” are simply not sustainable. As emergency planners, we must account for the full spectrum of preparedness. We developed...read more
Active Shooter Defense Training hosted by SafePlans on March 7th, 2019 - Palm Harbor, FL (Limited Spots Available!) AlerT In-House Train-the-Trainer Seminar in Palm Harbor, FL The response to the launch of our AlerT website has been overwhelming – with hundreds...read more
How to Talk With Kids About Active Shooter Incidents [With Resources for Parents and Teachers] This post is a guide for how to talk with kids about active-shooter events. Additional Resources can be found at the bottom of this page. The truth is, bad people sometimes...read more
Situational Awareness s especially important in active shooter response training and why our system is called “AlerT.”
“Situational Awareness” is a term that is commonly referenced in active shooter response training and the Homeland Security “See Something – Say Something” campaign. While the phrase “Situational Awareness” or “SA” is referenced, rarely is it explained. SA is the ability to observe and interpret what is happening around you and project potential outcomes.read more
AlerT Active Shooter Defense Training vs. CRASE We are sometimes asked how AlerT (Assess, lockdown, evade, resist, Tell) is different from the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class. What is CRASE? CRASE was developed in 2004, through a partnership...read more
Why SenseMaking is an Important Element of Active Shooter Response Training There is no one magic response to an active shooter type attack; you first have to assess and make sense of the situation. This is why the "A" in "AlerT" stands for "assess" and just another...read more
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