Standing With You Against Violence.

  

 Experts for Emergency Events & Workplace Safety. 

Prevention. Training. Planning.

The Tactical Training Academy provides advanced training solutions & consulting for preventing violence, active shooter events, de-escalation, and other services for environmental health and safety. Our team works within every environment, from schools to hospitals to houses of worship to government agencies. We don't believe cost should be a barrier to saving life.

Empower your staff and change your community for the better.

We offer a complete safety strategy: full safety auditsRisk Assessments, customized Training & Exercise Options, & Policy Review & Creation. In addition, we provide a range of training courses for Law Enforcement & Security Agencies.  

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HOUSE OF WORSHIP

Kris- Owner, Finding Treasures Non-Profit

I can't begin to explain how informative and enlightening the training was. Our staff was very unprepared for an emergency that involved a threat, confrontation or intruder. They gave us practical and applicable strategies we could immediately use and we actually have!

You cant go wrong with TTA.

Melisa- Moses Lake School District, Teaching & Learning

Thank you Tactical Training Academy for all you do to help us be better prepared! The knowledge and training you have given us is power. I am totally excited to bring this to Eastern Washington. Your team knows their stuff. 

Al- Director of Risk Management, HARRP

This training is perfect- the best I have ever seen. Ten out of ten. I look forward to more training sessions and hope to see your team again in the near future. Thank you again. 

Some of our Current & Past Clients:

  • Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals

  • Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool (HARRP)

  • Department of Agriculture

  • Puyallup Tribal Health Authority

  • Longview School District

  • Oregon Affordable Housing Management Association

  • Philippine National Police

  • YMCA of Snohomish County

  • Edmonds School District

  • Forbes Media

  • Blacklake Elementary School

  • Recon Security

  • Guardian Real Estate

  • Tulalip Tribal Court

  • Gila River Health Care

  • Muckleshoot Tribal Court

  • Snohomish Community Church

  • Housing Opportunities of SW Washington

  • Treehouse NonProfit

  • Department of the Navy

  • Water and Sewer Risk Management Pool

  • California State Assembly

  • Stanwood-Camino School District

  • Tencate Composites

  • National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators

  • Tacoma Housing Authority

  • Winston-Dillard School District

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth Law Office

  • The Young Americans

  • Clark Pest Control

  • Finding Treasures Non-Profit

  • Income Property Management Co.

  • Liberty Baptist

  • County of Stanislaus Housing Authority

  • Little Doves Pre-School

  • United Grain Corporation

  • Yakima Housing Authority

  • Pacific NW Motorcycle Safety

  • Geneva Academy

  • Pacific Security

  • Curry Community Health

  • North East Oregon Housing Authority

  • Bellingham Cold Storage

  • Multifamily North-West

  • Taiyo Pacific Partners

  • Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

  • Blue River Pet Care

  • Unity Counsel

  • Catholic Community Services

  • Muckleshoot Family Services Division

  • Trident Seafood's

  • Shilo Ranch Church

  • Natural Factors

What can the TTA do for my Organization?
 
The TTA  consists of expert consultants, trainers and
assessors for violence (and other hazards). For every type of profession & attack, the TTA provides intervention tools that work. Click on a term below for more information.
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Recognize a Need but not sure where to Begin?
Follow the Safety Strategy: 
 
 
 
 
Violence Safety Strateg
Forged Through Fire

It is astonishing what happens to the human body under extreme amounts of traumatic stress, especially when facing interpersonal violence. The sad reality is that violent situations are dramatically escalating in the West. There is no assured way of preventing them, no way to avoid them, and no way to physically prepare for them.

It is a problem for which there is only one solution. It is a solution that whispers to us in every facet of our lives: we must be confident of who we are in light of a greater vision.


In Forged Through Fire: Developing Preparedness for the Perilous Encounter, Burns describes real readiness for the active shooter, the serial killer, or the intruder in your home. Perhaps even more importantly, he calls forth a deep understanding of who we are.
 

A Culture of Fear, A Community of Denial

Why You Must Take Ownership of the Safety Strategy

"Most disaster-related training is not at all exciting. It is downright scary, often traumatizing the participants and community more than they were originally, leading to even further denial and a lack of community coordination."

Unfortunately, you’re being told all the wrong things.

 

When you turn on the news, you’re told that another un-preventable attack caused

horrific casualties. You’re told that a “crazy person” “just snapped” …and the message

behind the madness is fear and a lack of power to change the outcome.

When you research the topic of “Active Shooters”, you hear from the FBI that you’re

more likely to be struck by lightning than be injured or killed in an “Active Shooter”

attack. So why worry? The message is denial and a false sense of complacency.

 

Both of these claims, and more importantly the underlying message behind them, is

false. Did you know the FBI has a legal definition of what they can classify as an “Active Shooter” situation? Here it is, summarized: Three or more people shot in a single event, resulting from a random act of violence, excluding all acts of domestic violence, gang activity, terrorism or other forms of targeted criminal homicide. This definition doesn’t take into consideration any form of attack that utilizes knives, bombs, other commonly accessed weapons, all the attacks that are prevented, or any attack that results in less than three injuries.

No wonder I have a better chance of being struck by lightning. But I wonder… when we boil the problem of “active shooter’s” down to the real issue… which is violence between persons… what are the chances you’ll encounter it?

You know the answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

     Here is the truth: Not only is aggressive and violent behavior one of the most likely traumatic emergency events we will encounter throughout our lives, it is one of the most avoidable if we approach the problem correctly. The issue at hand, the problem that needs addressing, is that of violence. How can a human justify aggression toward others, and then escalate through that aggression until their only perceived option is using violence as a means to solve their problems?

       Sometimes it’s personal. A few years ago, a manager we worked with had been shot three times after a hostile employee came back into work for revenge (of course, that event didn’t meet the strict definition of an active shooter situation even though a firearm was involved). Other times, the violence is farther removed.

       Just last year, we helped consult an HR department that had some serious concerns. An employee at a remote facility was talking about shooting others. He said he carried guns in his car, which was confirmed by another employee. On top of it all, he didn’t get that promotional opportunity he thought he deserved. And now he was making veiled threats to take things into his own hands. They called the police, and Law Enforcement said,                                                                                                                       “Sorry, nothing illegal is happening that we can prove so there isn’t anything we can do.”

                                                                                                        What do you do with this person? Fire him? Ask yourself, will that really make it less likely                                                                                                                 for him to carry out his threat? It’s a tricky situation, and there absolutely is a right -and a                                                                                                                  wrong- answer.

      Do you want to change your workplace, your community and your culture? The right way to do it is here. Engage your team with correct information about how violence escalates and how it can be adequately addressed early, both through de-escalation and a corporate safety strategy. Empower your team with tools they can use during each stage of aggressive behavior: Anxiety, Testing, and Attack. Teach your team to identify targeted and reactive styles of aggression and which tools to utilize in each scenario.

     This shouldn’t be a scary conversation. It should be empowering. It should be fact-based. It should be effective. It is applicable in any industry, any facility and any community.  

 

        The Instructors at the TTA are tired of seeing and hearing about ineffective training methods. We’re aware of other training organizations that bring in simunition firearms, shooting people at random during a 2-hour training with the intent of teaching “stress inoculation”. Others offer you an online training course that can be completed in just a few minutes.

 

Both are ineffective extremes. Both do more harm than good and make our job harder.

       

        It seems to us like most “trainers” and “consulting agencies” for violence don’t actually understand the psychology of violence at all. Regardless, most do a very poor job of teaching every-day people in a way that works… and doesn’t scare the hell out of them.

As a leader in your community, you are the driving force behind an empowering attitude to prevent and act correctly during violent events. Effective Safety Strategies to address the problem of violence are within reach, easy to implement, and necessary for the safety and well-being of your team. Don’t wait for a close call to spur you into action. Take action now.

 

 

About the Author: Greg is a Washington State based emergency manager, best-selling author and founder of the Tactical Training Academy, an emergency preparedness organization. His goal is to empower you …and, thereby your family, schools, businesses, and community… to take a stand against violence.  Greg can be reached for questions or comments at Greg@Training-Academy.org.