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Consulting Solutions Active Shooter Prevention Training

The security industry costs approximately $94B annually for basic protection and response with little focus on prevention. Chris Grollnek provides training for Active Shooter Prevention and Domestic Terrorism Explosive Recognition. These training sessions can be a cost saver instead of a line item.  The annual security spend is increasing at a rate that soon, it will be cheaper to install “witness only” measures instead of any prevention or deterrent systems. By implementing our unique strategy into your business unit, typically thought of as a cost expenditure, instead can be transformed into a revenue generation item.

By leveraging life-saving training for corporations against their annual insurance binder as a “safety initiative” (good for three years), a security division can reduce the cost up to seven percent (7%) on binders year-over-year. This provides opportunity for a return on your spend in two years while realizing the third year in savings. This measurement is an example of typical terrorism or haphazard rider billed against corporate insurance binders. This training creates an [opportunity] to reduce insurance costs annually.

Save Money by Mitigating Risk and Providing a Benefit to Your Employees

I.     Active Shooter Prevention Seminar(s) 

Chris Grollnek Active Shooter Prevention Training 2022
Active Shooter Expert Chris Grollnek in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2022

The Active Shooter Prevention Seminar is built for large audiences and is the most popular of all of our training courses. As a Key Note Speaker on the phenomenon of Active Shooter Events and Preventing Work Place Violence Incidents, Domestic Terrorism Prevention is the nexus to mitigating threats and liability. Chris Grollnek incorporates a training seminar with an in-depth look back at events while incorporating his copyrighted material to assist the audience in surviving the unthinkable with a high participation rate from attendees. Workplace Violence Deterrence & Active Shooter Prevention and Response seminars are billed by audience size. 1-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-500, 501 and up – includes topics such as:

  • Active Shooter Prevention
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Workplace Violence and Deterrence
  • Situational Awareness
  • Adopting the survival mindset during times of crisis
  • Appropriate, rapid reactions when threats present themselves
  • Instruction on when to evacuate, evade or act during an evolving situation
  • Timing of reaching out to 911 and effective ways to communicate the urgent message using technology


II.  Active Shooter Prevention Training Workshops for Leaders | Employees

Active Shooter Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Workshops for Leaders and selected employees covers a broad range of topics through a holistic view of prior events.

  • Includes a 2-hour debrief of the safety and security assessment results with a discussion around how to mitigate the risks associated with identified areas of concern.
  • Includes a 2-hour workplace violence prevention and response training seminar covering topics such as:
    • Situational Awareness
    • Adopting the survival mindset during times of crisis
    • Appropriate, rapid reactions when threats present themselves
    • Instruction on when to evacuate or act against an active shooter
      • Note: Chris Grollnek does not advocate the commonly referenced “hide” option used by the federal government and law enforcement to respond to active shooter situations – people who shelter in place become easy targets for attackers.
  • Includes a 3-hour tabletop exercise that helps shape attendees’ internal response to threatening events while developing an understanding of how these types of incidents unfold. It will also help attendees discover obstacles to mutual aid and communications with both on-site and outside agencies such as Police, Fire, and other 1st responders to mitigate unnecessary chaos and uncertainty in the event of a critical incident.

III.   Vulnerability / Security Assessments and Policy Implementation

Violence mitigation starts with corporate buy-in to the belief there is something that can be done to reduce this risk by first developing and understanding what a pre-assaultive condition looks like.  Through a seamless vulnerability assessment, the ideal outcome is to identify three categories of preparedness: Prevention, Mitigation, and Response-Recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP).  Chris Grollnek clearly defines and teaches risk reduction processes based on best practices and the unique findings of each organization’s vulnerability assessment. Many companies purport to provide the same services, but “buyers beware.” Not all companies’ personnel have the vast range of experience and knowledge associated with said offerings. Furthermore, there is a reason Chris Grollnek is interviewed following nearly every incident–his experience of being involved on a personal level in two (2) domestic active shooter events, in addition to his years of professional experience, which gives him a perspective few have experienced or understand.

The national average for police response times to an active shooter event is 12 – 17 minutes.  The average incident lasts no more than seven (7) minutes.  With these facts, we must decide who are really the true first responders to incidents… If you answered, “Me and others around me!”, you are correct. God forbid such an event should ever occur in your vicinity, but making you and your employees feel safe and prepared is the goal and key result of a customized training program.

IV.  Media Contributor – Mainstream News and Print Interviews 

Active Shooter Expert Chris Grollnek on Vegas Mass Shooting Fox News Tucker Carlson
Active Shooter Expert on Vegas Mass Shooting Fox News Tucker Carlson

In the realm of Active Shooter planning, mitigation, and response, there has been a tremendous focus placed on law enforcement and first responders: tactics, techniques, and procedures for those answering the 911 calls.  While these are important aspects of an Active Shooter response plan, that emphasis does not lead to an optimally effective and comprehensive approach. Much more attention must be paid to educating and training civilians (or, more correctly, “the persons inside an event who are not professional law enforcement personnel”) on how to react should they be confronted with a hostile person intending to cause death and destruction.  Just as the populace now knows what to do in the event of a fire alarm, the importance of wearing seat belts, and to expect the presence of automatic external defibrillators, they must also be taught how to react if confronted by the Active Shooter.

Members of the media can help and have an obligation to be trained to understand better an Active Shooter event and how other critical incidents occur before, during, and after the action begins. Mr. Grollnek assists by instructing in a clearer reporting practice as coverage develops in these dynamic situations. Through a quick media tool kit training session, your investigative and reporting storyboard will be reinvented to better report upon these types of incidents.

NEW for 2023

Active Shooter Prevention Training | Active Shooter Prevention and Response

IED/VBIED Detection and Response Training and the Role they are playing in Active Shooter Terrorism Incidents

Explosive Device Prevention Training and Consulting with Combat-Related Response / Initiation Courses

Victim Initiated IED Backpack | Active Shooter Training
Victim Initiated IED Backpack | Active Shooter Training

I.  Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Seminar

The IED Awareness seminar is intended for all sizes of audiences and is very well received by civilians and Law Enforcement personnel due to the non-technical approach in which the subject matter is discussed. Chris Butler’s extensive experience in the realm of IED attacks provides many insightful discussion points on how criminals and terrorists think when they utilize IEDs. More importantly, lessons learned from attacks are thoroughly discussed, so attendees acquire the necessary situational awareness to recognize an impending IED attack. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • IED Components Recognition
  • Understanding Basic IED Types by Function
  • Criminal and Terrorist Targeting Procedures
  • IED Incidents Vignettes and Lessons Learned
  • Explosive Effects and their Impact on the Human Body

II. Counter-IED Techniques

This training course is intended for Law Enforcement Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians. The course focuses on IED threats relative to the student’s geographical region or threats that have been observed in the regions that could easily migrate to the student’s operational area. This training will enable the students to safely and remotely render safe IEDs with little collateral damage to civilians and surrounding areas.  Some of the topics taught are:

  • IED Emplacement Techniques
  • Threat Assessment at IED Incident Sites
  • IED Incident Site Control Procedures
  • X-ray Techniques
  • IED-Defeat Tools
  • IED Render Safe Procedures
  • IED Post Blast Procedures

III. Home-Made Explosives (HME) Awareness

This HME training course is intended for Law Enforcement personnel and will teach the skills necessary to identify and deal with HME and its associated hazards. The course is taught in layman’s terms and discusses a variety of common, easy-to-produce HME types and associated equipment needed for production. Some of the topics taught are:

  • Identify different types of HME.
  • Identify indicators of homemade explosives production.
  • Identify homemade explosives mixing facilities.
  • Describe dual-use precursors used in homemade explosives and narcotics.
  • Describe proper procedures following the discovery of homemade explosives or narcotics.

IV.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal SWAT Support

The training course is intended for Law Enforcement personnel. The intended focus of this course is to train Law Enforcement EOD technicians to directly support SWAT teams by providing them with immediate EOD capabilities on a SWAT site engagement. SWAT commanders and team elements will be invited to attend/observe classroom training as well as participate in the practical exercises during the course. The participation of SWAT officers builds a close working relationship between SWAT and EOD technicians. The participation of the SWAT leadership empowers the SWAT Commanders by providing them with a better understanding of EOD capabilities for use during SWAT engagements. Some of the topics taught are:

  • SOF/SWAT EOD Tools
  • Advanced X-ray Techniques
  • Hand Entry and Manual Neutralization Techniques
  • Detonator Diagnostics
  • Hostage Handling
  • Direct Support of SWAT Engagements Best Practices

V.  Small Arms Instruction

The Small Arms training course focuses on safe handling techniques of the student’s weapon as well as the fundamentals of marksmanship. The training is designed to enhance the student’s utilization of the pistol during everyday life from a concealed carry attitude. Training focuses on speed, accuracy, and engaging multiple targets as rapidly as possible. Ideally, small student bodies of no more than five individuals are recommended. Some of the topics taught are:

  • Understanding the complete functionality of the student’s weapon
  • Maintenance and care of the weapon
  • Proper wear and location
  • Drawing from overt and covert holsters
  • Improved accuracy
  • Speed Drills / Quick Sight Acquisition

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