Overview: Active Shooter Program


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[ADG] - Active Shooter Program:
A Certified Curriculum for Security Teams, Businesses, Organizations and Places of Worship

Our program includes 3 separate classes to ensure proper training, response and coverage:

  1. Critical Trauma - (Optional add another day for First-Aid, CPR and AED)

  2. Active Shooter Self-Defense Pistol

  3. Active Violence Emergency Response Training [AVERT]

All 3 courses will result in 3 or 4 National Certifications* and Course Completion Certificate from Alpha Defense Group & Mid-America Safety Services

This program is taught by former and active duty S.W.A.T. Officers, Tactical Paramedics, Military, Department of Defense contractors and NRA/KMA Instructors.

Please note:

- Each class must be taken in the order listed, as each class will build on-top of the previous class.

- The Active Shooter Self-Defense Pistol may be skipped if you do not wish to have an armed response (not recommended)

- The First-Aid / CPR / AED class is an optional day 2 class. Critical Trauma will be held day 1 and is required. 

*4th Certificate available from the American Safety and Health Institute if optional course "First-Aid/CPR/AED" class is attended.

#1 - Critical Trauma

Nationally Certified TECC Program + POST/CEU


Have the Knowledge and Tools to Save Lives!

Empower your organization with the tools, resources and training to save lives and avoid preventable death.

Your team will learn to:

  • Quickly assess the medical situation and the level of severity.

  • Evacuate injured to a safe zone and provide additional treatment if required.

  • Have the proper equipment on-site:

    • Trauma Kits, Tourniquets, Bleeding Control, etc.

  • Avoid preventable death by executing "Stop the bleed" controlling methods.

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#2 - Active Shooter Self-Defense Pistol

Defending Your Organization and Personnel

Defending your organization as individual or as a security team.

Gain the knowledge and tactics required.

Your team will learn:

  • When and how to properly engage a threat or multiple threats.

  • In-depth overview of your weapons, malfunctions and build muscle memory.

  • Engage in stress level drills, utilizing concealment vs cover.

  • Evacuating VIP personnel and working as teams.

  • Injury simulations and close quarters threats and much more...


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#3 - Active Violence Emergency Response Training [AVERT]

Nationally Certified AVERT Program


Warning Signs, Assessments and Emergency Plans

Be prepared both legally and proactively with a security assessment, plan of execution, understand roles and responsibilities. 

Your team will learn to:

  • Recognize warning signs of a potential aggressor.

  • Respond quickly in a violent or emergency situation.

  • Escape, evade or attack in the critical seconds during an event.

  • Gain the confidence needed to response.

  • Create an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and other legal considerations.

What happens after your course?
Once your done with your course, your security team and leadership will be empowered to identify, prevent, respond and recover.

Your course covered the following action items in detail:

  1. Prepare your legal documentation as part of your Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
    Your leadership must authorize the type of response, who can response and what the may do.

  2. Identify potential conflicts of interest within your security or response team personnel.
    Considerations must be taken with family and friends in public venues (restaurants, bars and places of worship).

  3. Provide a communication to your organization.
    Your training will include what you should tell your organization and what should not be said for security reasons.
    How to identify and handle armed friendly concealed carry holders in your organization.


  4. Acquire continued education and re-certification for legal protection from nationally certified instructors.
    You should not train your own personnel for legal coverage. Always go to a certified instructor.

  5. Finalize your Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
    These documents should be recorded as an official record.

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