November 28, 2018

The short answer is simple. Yes. The long answer is more complicated: you might not be the person who recognizes those indicators, but still right in the middle of danger when the attack happens.

We’ve chosen a few well known and not-well know violent attacks. Based on...

July 1, 2018

Fact Checker: Acts of Violence

News outlets consistently report various numbers and statistics regarding mass shootings. Based on what sells the most product, they may or may not hit the actual mark.

    Here are five claims vs. verified facts that clear up the water reg...

June 4, 2018


Metal detectors. Razor wire. X-ray machines. Bars. Attack dogs. Tiger pits. 
This is the analysis you've been waiting for. 

     When you want to sound smart in Emergency Preparedness, you start spouting off acronyms like, “C.P.T.E.D”. Typically, folks who talk ab...

April 11, 2018

 Values vs. Causes

What is the relationship between incidents of mass violence and gun legislation? Is the US really a dangerous place to live? Do our national disagreements on gun-control have a statistical correlation on violence?

     These are all good questions...

March 4, 2018

 The Solution to Fear

What does it mean to be ready for the unexpected, traumatic violent encounter? Not just how to correctly respond in an emergency, mind you, or how to survive one, or even how to prevent one. I’m talking about something more powerful: how to live ev...

February 16, 2018

 Active Shooter, Active Killer, or Violent Intruder?

Imagine this: you’re in your office or school doing your normal, every-day tasks.  Suddenly you hear several gunshots from the hallway.  A breathless co-worker runs in.  “Someone is shooting!” she yells....

February 1, 2018

 Move, Evade, Defend: Survival Strategy

Professional SWAT law enforcement teams have less than a 20% shoot-hit rate in real life.  Active shooters have over a 90% shoot-hit rate.  What’s the difference? 

     The answer is simple: easy targets. Even from a clos...

December 23, 2017

Many small and mid-sized companies have never heard of an EOP.  This stands for an Emergency Operations Procedure, a plan that can be distributed, practiced, and evaluated to prevent and mitigate damage during a critical emergency.  Even if you have heard of an EOP, do...

December 23, 2017

No one wants to talk about it. No one wants to bring it up at the corporate meeting.   And certainly no one wants to discuss solutions.  Because it is a real problem, and its closer to home than all of us would like.

In 2015,...

December 23, 2017

 The Power of Justification

From violence to snapchat, misconduct requires justification. How does a person leave the norms of accepted behavior ending up entrenched in sexual misconduct, threats of violence, or worse? 

     Every problem comes with pain because pain (or...

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