Learn How to Survive an Extreme Violence Incident
When extreme violence happens, training is the factor that makes the difference.
Extreme violence can occur at any time and any place; incidents have occurred in workplaces, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and at special events.
Being aware of your surroundings and knowing what to do before an incident happens can mean the difference between life and death if you’re ever caught in that type of situation. Every second counts. People who are distracted or can’t believe what they’re seeing can be frozen in fear, wasting precious seconds by being too afraid to move.
“As dangerous as these situations are, there are things you and your family members can do to recognize warning signs before they occur and maximize your chances of surviving if extreme violence does occur,” says Randy Spivey, CEO and founder of the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS).
That’s why the CPPS security experts developed the training video, When Lightning Strikes: How to Recognize and Respond to an Extreme Violence Event.
The video teaches you how to:
- Recognize early indicators that an extreme violence event may be about to occur
- Understand how to become aware of your surroundings without being paranoid
- Understand the difference between how trained and untrained individuals respond in a crisis
- Understand the role individuals have in surviving the “Extreme Danger Gap” — that time frame from the onset of violence until law enforcement arrives
- Understand key individual response strategies for surviving an extreme violence event
- Know what to do when law enforcement arrives
“It’s important to know that when extreme violence occurs, however, it’s often over in a few minutes before help can arrive,” Spivey says. That’s “a time when you — and no one else — must be responsible for your personal safety and security” because what you do or don’t do can have a significant impact on the outcome.
CPPS security experts are the same people the FBI called on to teach 35,000 FBI personnel what to do in the event of an active shooter. CPPS is the leading developer and provider of scalable training and consulting solutions in the United States for Workplace Violence Presentation, Active Shooter response and International Travel Safety.
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