NOTHING IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN A CHILD. Yet in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, the pundits and politicians are completely ignoring or denigrating the one solution that will prevent this from happening again... allowing parents, administrators and teachers the opportunity to arm themselves, and with the proper training, eliminate this kind of threat before the first responders arrive. Despite what all the Ph.D's, talking heads, men in suits and politicians have been saying:
there is no amount of psychological profiling that can guarantee this won't happen again;
door buzzers, metal detectors and CCTV will not prevent this from happening again;
SWAT, FBI, State Police, local cops will not prevent this from happening again; and
a solitary armed security guard in a school of 200 students with 15 classrooms, a gym and auditorium and offices will not prevent this from happening again.
We have listened to too many so-called security experts, psychologists and pundits claim there is no easy solution. We disagree. There is one simple solution - allowing teachers and administrators to carry a weapon and defend themselves and their students. When you allow the teachers and administrators to defend themselves the odds are this doesn't happen again. Even if it does, at least these folks go down fighting for their lives rather than being slaughtered as they cower behind bookcases and under desks.
Pulse O2DA will teach your administrators, teachers and parents to defend the lives of the little ones. We start by teaching you how to eliminate the threat before the authorities arrive. We train you on exactly what to do from identifying the threat and the firing of the first shot, to the arrival of the first responders. You will learn three weapons systems - handgun, shotgun, and rifle, and the small unit tactics necessary to operate as a cohesive fighting unit. Our instructors all come from significant military and law enforcement backgrounds. The training you receive from us will be equal to, and in many cases better than the training provided to your local law-enforcement SWAT teams. How can we say this? Because we have trained SWAT teams, elite military units and high-threat private security operators.
Most firearms training groups and the US Government will not teach you what we will teach you. We train you the way a SWAT team is trained. We happen to believe that civilians have a right to be every bit as skilled and prepared as law enforcement when it comes to defending their life and their livelihood. Further, we believe that despite what the United States government advises, school teachers and administrators are under no obligation to sacrifice themselves in an active shooter scenario.
We credit both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security with being honest about the reality of an active shooter scenario. Both admit that law enforcement will not arrive in time to stop the carnage.
The FBI offers the following advice:
"Research has shown that many of these situations are over in minutes and law enforcement may not arrive in time. As a result, employees have to become stakeholders in their own safety and security and develop a survival mind-set comprised of awareness, preparation, and rehearsal."
The Department of Homeland Security via this training video advises you:
"Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Active shooters usually will continue to move throughout building or area until stopped by law enforcement, suicide, or other intervention."
We at Pulse O2DA will train a trusted group of your teachers, administrators and parents to stop the carnage before it starts.
We train our proprietary methodology - the Pulse Engine. Pulse O2DA has one of the most comprehensive training systems available today. We combine our live training with online videos, photos, and manuals to deliver a 360 degree 365 day training solution. We teach a devastatingly effective gun fighting methodology we created called the Pulse Engine, a method that quite simply unravels an adversary.
The Pulse Engine methodology, based upon the theory of maneuver warfare, integrates more than 30 concepts, techniques and principles into a powerful gun fighting methodology that enables you to dominate a lethal force confrontation. At it’s core, the Pulse Engine shapes conflict to your advantage, and to the disadvantage of your attacker. The Pulse Engine methodology focuses on rapidly exchanging initial disadvantage for advantage by increasing your interaction with your environment (cover/concealment, etc.) while simultaneously isolating and breaking your adversary down so that he is no longer a threat to you or others.
Your training is delivered in two phases - basic training and recurrent training. Basic training begins with a 5-day, 3-gun session conducted Thursday - Monday at your facility and a nearby live fire range. The following is covered or accomplished during basic training:
• Theoretical, strategic, and tactical fundamentals of gun fighting clearly explained
• Intensive handgun, shotgun, and rifle firearms training for both the individual and team
• Small unit tactical team organization, tactical fundamentals, formations, and maneuvers
• Individual and team live fire and dry practice drills
• On-site reality based training active shooter scenarios (utilizing Simunitions)
You and your team are taught all of the skills, techniques, drills, and concepts taught in our 2-Day Skill Mastery (for the primary firearm) and 1-Day Skill Builder (for the secondary firearm) courses. Additionally your on-site training is "preheated" via our 360 degree 365 day online gun fighting resources which will prepare you for basic training. Additionally, we offer post-course recurrent training which will help you manage your program from within while providing you with multiple options for improving and sustaining your team.
WARNING: This is not “team building” in the corporate adventure sense of riding zip lines and white water rafting. Pulse O2DA provides life threatening, crisis relevant team building skills with the end result of developing fighters who can win a lethal force encounter. You need to choose the team members on their ability to function in this situation.
BASIC TRAINING. These are the topics covered during basic training:
- Selecting team members
- Chain of Command and team control
- Handgun foundations and skill building
- Assignment of team roles and responsibilities
- Selection of weapons (rife and shotgun) to match assigned team roles
- Specific weapons system training and skill building for individuals and teams
- Intensive individual and team moving techniques and drills
- Establishing the armory, access points, and policies and procedures.
- Facility hard points, command and control centers, cover, concealment, safe rooms, fields of fire, etc.
- Basic small unit tactics used to engage active shooters
- Live fire drills and movement as individuals then team movement
- On-site reality based training for teams
- Communicating with authorities (designated role)
- Initial consolidation of forces
- Team formations in a hostile environment
- Moving to contact as a team while maintaining 360 degree security
- Locating and eliminating the threat
- Secure area, reconsolidate assets
- Activate medical response for all injured
- While maintaining security, conduct verbal and physical contact with authorities once they arrive
- Proper conduct for interfacing with Law Enforcement Agencies
- Dealing with the media
- Constructive After Action Reviews of each scenario
- Recurrent training schedules, drills and management.
Upon completion of the basic training you and your team will have the skills and the confidence necessary to effectively eliminate an active shooter threat.
RECURRENT TRAINING As part of your basic training we provide you with a suggested schedule for recurrent training including dry-practice and live-fire exercises. At minimum you will want to stage reality based training exercises every six months and from time to time you will need to replace employees who depart the company. We offer several recurrent training options from a monthly "stand-by" retainer to a "train the trainer" solution where we train and certify one of your employees to manage and deliver our training methodology. If you're facing a particularly tense period we can mobilize and deploy our own security specialists to augment your efforts.
COST OF TRAINING The fee for the basic training phase consists of a base fee plus a fee for each team member that participates. Expenses for basic training include travel, food, lodging, ammunition, production and miscellaneous items. In total, for a firm training 6 team members, the cost of basic training would run approximately $30,000 - $40,000. We would deploy 4 instructors for a 6 member team.
The cost of recurrent training is determined by the services provided. A monthly "stand-by" option provides for a security specialist to be on call for a specified period of time and scope of service deliverables. A 2-day reality based on-site training session every six months would be priced like basic training - adjusted downwards for the number of days involved. Our "train the trainer" option is designed for one team member who spends two weeks training at our facilities with our certified training instructors. The cost of mobilizing our security specialists to your facilities is based upon the urgency and nature of the threat and the required qualifications of the specialist(s).
Contact us directly either via email or phone (877.452.0951) to discuss your needs. There are many ways to structure this sort of training and we will be happy to provide you with a formal quotation after finding out more about your situation.