U.S. Taekwondo Center Master Your Full Potential

Online Course for Active Shooter Preparation

Enable the Simple, Fast and Affordable Training of Everyone On Campus

Every campus (K-12 school, college, university) must prepare for an attack by an active shooter and must know how to respond should an attack occur.

Vistelar, the world-leader in conflict-management training, offers comprehensive live training programs that address both active shooter preparedness and response.

Other businesses provide similar training. However, over the years, we’ve identified a huge gap in the training that’s available: it’s almost impossible to get everyone trained — both initially and over time (especially with high employee turnover).

Although experts now recognize the critical importance of training everyone in active shooter preparedness and response (security team, all employees, volunteers), the time, cost and logistics of doing this via live training sessions is totally impractical.

That’s why we decided to apply our expertise in online training (see VistelarCollege.com) to develop an on-demand program that individuals can access via any Internet-connected device and take in a self-paced manner.

Click Play to view course introduction by Dave Young

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This program — Campus Safety: Strategies For Surviving An Active Shooter — has the same life-saving content offered in our live programs (see outline below). But, unlike with live training, students can:

  • Get immediate access to the training
  • Progress at their own pace via short modules
  • Work in increments (and, when they return, know where they left off)
  • Print progress reports
  • Download a training certificate upon completion

Example Certificate

The goal of this online program is to enable everyone on a campus to get this much-needed training — in an simple, fast and affordable way — to increase the chance of surviving an active shooter attack.

Each course Module consists of four Units: 1) few paragraphs of text material; 2) video lasting 5-9 minutes; 3) short text summary which, in some modules, includes downloadable resources ; 4) few-question quiz. Students can’t progress to the next module without passing each quiz.

The program is designed for anyone who spends some part of their day within a campus environment.

The program takes 1.5 to 3 hours to complete.

Course outline:Active_Shooter-Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Introduction & Goals — importance of remaining alert, being decisive, having a pre-planned practiced response
  • Identify, Log, Report — how to maintain a vigilant awareness of student behavior
  • Safety Plan — how develop a school and classroom plan for dealing with an active shooter; how to
    conduct school safety walks
  • Prepare — how to develop your tactical leadership skills; the basics of tactical emergency first aid
  • Escape — your first and best option; how to identify the best escape routes; managing movement
  • Barricade — your second option; how to prevent the shooter from entering your location
  • Defend — your third option; how to use weapons of opportunity, disarm the shooter or directly engage a shooter
  • Stages — what to do at each of the seven stages on an active shooter incident; how to work with local law enforcement
  • Conclusion — bringing it all together

Dave Young, a Vistelar Director of Training, is the principle subject matter expert for this program. You can learn more about the origins of Vistelar’s tactical training programs here and more about Dave at http://www.armatraining.com and http://www.usfightingsystems.com.

In developing this program, Vistelar drew upon Dave’s 25 + years as a professional trainer in the Marine Corps and for law enforcement, as well as the decades of combined experience of Vistelar’s other subject matter experts in conflict management.

Dave developed one of the first active shooter training programs for the Marine Corps in 1990. This course is the first time Dave’s expertise has been shared in an online program.

The content of this program is based on real-world experience, not academic theory (e.g., flawed strategies like “lock-down” are not discussed). And you’ll never see this training made easily accessible to potential attackers on sites like YouTube.