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Having to face an armed individual with bad intentions in your workplace is every person’s worst nightmare. You can’t stop crazy, you can only respond to it. The aggressor’s actions are not your fault; failure to plan and failure to train, is. All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active threat situations. Preparation can reduce the risk of one of these incidents and, if one occurs, can mitigate or reduce the number of potential victims. The Active Threat Citizen Defense workshop (A.T.C.D.) aims to enhance preparedness for citizens to “rise to the occasion” instead of “settle to the level of their training”.
This teaching will show you how to:
 Recognize hostile situations and attempt to diffuse them.
 Realize how items in your office can be utilized to defend yourself and save your life.
 Understand how the body reacts during stressful situations.
 Perform a “no-skills needed” maneuver to combat a gunman
Test your newly acquired survival skills during our hands-on, interactive, scenario-based training. In a time where workplace violence is becoming more common, we can no longer stand by and hope this never happens to us. Learning how to respond if confronted with an active threat is not paranoia, its preparedness.
 Intro
 Planning & Preparedness
 Recognizing hostile situations
 Dealing with hostile individuals
 Active shooter profile
 Active shooter dynamics
 RUN, HIDE, FIGHT video and training
 Cover vs. Concealment
 The body’s reaction to stress and anxiety
 Improvised weapons
 Recognizing gunfire
 Developing a survivors mindset
 Self-aid for traumatic incidents
 Coordinated Actions To Stop the Shooter (CATTS)
 Weapon Seizure Drill
 Scenario Based Practical Exercise
 Review & Questions
FREE vbpd workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, from 10Am-2:30pm. Hosted by grace Bible church, 2956 Ansol Ln, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Open to everyone. Limited seating. Rsvp is required. To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Master Police Officer David J. Nieves at dnieves@vbgov.com DO NOT CONTACT GRACE BIBLE CHURCH FOR INFORMATION
***Children who are able to comprehend and handle the subject matter are welcome to participate. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Food trucks will be located in the parking lot ***