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Does Your House of Worship Need an Armed Guard?

Does your house of worship (church, synagogue, temple, mosque, etc.) need an armed guard to protect members from an active shooter? This excerpt from How to Survive an Active Shooter addresses some of the issues related to protecting houses of worship from possible attacks. It is geared primarily to organizations that do not have the budget [...]

Why You Should Never Try to Call a Loved One in an Active Shooter Situation

You want to know as soon as possible if they’re safe, but why should you never try to call a loved one who is in an active shooter situation? Because that could get them killed. In news stories following the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, worried parents talked [...]

How to Survive an Active Shooter – 2nd edition

Do You Know What to do in an Active Shooter Situation? How to Survive an Active Shooter 2nd Edition Now Available The motives are varied and not always known but the numbers are clear: Active shooter incidents are on the rise. Even more frightening is that attackers are using a variety of weapons: firearms, knives, [...]

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Training on How to Survive an Active Shooter Helps School

On April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, CA, a man walked into a classroom where his estranged wife was teaching and opened fire on her. He killed her and an eight-year-old student, wounded another child and then killed himself. This was not a terrorist attack, but a case of domestic violence. It did not appear [...]

Survive an On-Campus Active Shooter

Are you a teacher or student? Would you know what to do in an on-campus shooting situation? Mark Gordon, chief of police at Oakland University (Rochester, MI), recently spoke to the school’s professors on how to handle and survive an active shooter. According to a report by Laurel Kraus in the Oakland Post, Gordon offered [...]

Excerpt: How to Survive an Active Shooter

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you have four basic action options: Flee Defend Oppose Defeat This excerpt from How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life discusses the first option. How to Survive an Active Shooter is based on an [...]

How to Survive an Active Shooter

Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. As the number of incidents rises, so do the chances you’ll find yourself in the middle of one. Do you know what to do? In How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life, we set the [...]

Do You Know What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation?

The number of active shooter incidents—that is, when someone with a firearm is attempting to kill others in mass numbers—is on the rise. Knowing what to do before, during and after such an attack could save your life and the lives of others. If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you will likely [...]

Publishing Scam Alert: Major Subsidy Publisher Has New Owner

Authors are getting smarter and avoiding publishing scams. On Dec. 31, 2015, a small blurb in Publishers Weekly announced that Penguin Random House sold its Author Solutions division to a private investment firm. Author Solutions is a major subsidy publisher and is the parent company of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, Wordclay, Xlibris and Booktango. Author [...]

Five Ways to Protect Your Company and Your Customers from Employee Dishonesty

Few things have more power to stifle entrepreneurial innovation and creativity than having to deal with employee dishonesty. One of the most damaging things that can happen to a company is for an employee to commit a dishonest act, whether it’s stealing from the company or a customer, deliberately lying or doing something else that [...]