BUSINESS DEFENSE TRAINING: Firearms Training and Small Unit Tactics for Business Owners and Their Employees
AT PULSE O2DA, WE BELIEVE THAT THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS ARE GOING TO GET DANGEROUS. Disgruntled employees, organized gangs, domestic and foreign terrorists, union thugs, and rioting mobs have all placed businesses in their cross hairs. Half of the United States of America now view business as the enemy, spurred on by a political class fanning the flames of class warfare. Conventional mechanisms like law enforcement, the judicial system and business insurance coverage will not cope with these increasing dangers, and will no longer provide the level of security that business owners have come to expect. Prudent business owners understand that they need to provide for their own defense and security.
Pulse O2DA will teach you and a select group of your employees how to defend your lives and livelihood. You will learn three weapons systems - handgun, shotgun, and rifle, and the small unit tactics necessary to operate as a cohesive fighting unit. 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. Our instructors all come from significant military and law enforcement backgrounds. 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.
Why not hire security guards? Security guards and private security forces are used by many large and medium-sized businesses. But for the small to medium-sized firm there are several reasons why you should consider developing your own security force including cost, competency and self-reliance. The cost of maintaining a full-time, on-site security guard presence for a firm with 100 employees on a monthly basis will be $20,000 to $30,000. The competency of the security guards in an active shooter scenario will always be questionable - you are at their mercy. Most importantly, when you complete our training you will be self-reliant and have the skills and the confidence necessary to defend yourself and your employees.
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, business owners and their employees are under no obligation to sacrifice themselves in an active shooter scenario. Both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security advise businesses and their employees to "run" "hide" or "fight" should they find themselves in an active shooter situation. Their recommendation should you have to "fight" is to "yell" "distract" or "throw" something at the shooter.
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.
"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."
"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."
BUSINESS DEFENSE TRAINING
We at Pulse O2DA will train you and a trusted group of your employees to stop the carnage. We will teach you the skills and the mind set to eliminate a lethal threat.
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 its 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.
The Importance of Tactical Simulations or "Tabletop Wargaming"
When a lethal threat appears, and law enforcement response may be late or inadequate, individual skills and preparations are only a partial solution. 360 degree, 24/7 security is palpably, demonstrably beyond the ability of an individual to maintain for very long, and when you are protecting something bigger than yourself, the problems multiply. Whether your entity is a business, church, school, or community, your choice may someday be what Ben Franklin characterized as "hanging together, or hanging separately."
From Beslan to Mumbai, from Moscow theaters to Kenyan malls, and sadly in our own American schools and public venues, lethal threats are a fact of life in our era. The transition from the everyday routines of life to combat can occur suddenly, violently, in the midst of those we must protect; and it will be shrouded in fog, friction, and chaos.
If the fight comes to us on our own ground, we can leverage the priceless advantages of knowing the ground and rehearsing on it. We can prepare ourselves in advance for every specific contingency we can foresee, as well as those we cannot. So armed, we have a good chance to deter, disrupt or detect a threat before it materializes, or if the fight is on, we can retain the initiative or retake it swiftly.
With dedication, perseverance, and good training, you can learn how to dominate an adversary and win a gunfight. But just as an army can win every battle and still lose the war, the most formidable gunfighter can still fail catastrophically if he lacks situational understanding and the ability, based on study, rehearsal, and experience, to make timely, effective decisions above the level of individual tactics.
Through tactical simulations and tabletop wargaming Pulse O2DA's business, school, and community defense programs will help you to:
- Define your goals and mission;
- Derive your defensive strategy;
- Characterize your particular strengths and vulnerabilities;
- Characterize your potential threats;
- Develop a list of mission-essential and supporting tasks, hierarchically organized, to guide both your training before, and your decisions in a crisis. (What is most important? Most urgent? How do you task organize, and sequence your actions?)
- Prepare crisis response plans that are simple, based on shared understanding, designed for decentralized execution, and adaptable to changing or unforeseen circumstances
- Rehearse your response plans until, for all of your key personnel, appreciation of the situation, decision making, and appropriate action happen together in what Clausewitz called the coup d'oeil, or strike of the eye.
Or as T.E. Lawrence said, "Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex."
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
- Tactical simulations via tabletop wargaming
- 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 This training is designed for the small to medium-sized business excluding retail establishments (convenience stores, boutiques, restaurants, bars, etc.). Specifically:
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Manufacturing, distribution, service (non-retail).
TYPE OF FACILITY: This training is designed for a single location.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WORKING AT THE FACILITY: 50-500 employees (per shift if working shifts).
TEAM MEMBERS PER FACILITY: Minimum of 4 maximum of 10 per training session.
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 (union unrest, rioting, downsizing, etc.)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.