We know how hard it is to send your children to school when they, and you, are scared about the potential of an active assailant.
At Trident Shield, our mission is to replace that fear with confidence; we don't simply inform, we empower.
Our programs go beyond telling you "what" to do and teach you How, When, Where and Why to use practical, proven techniques to help your child survive any violent event.
You can ask your administrators what their plans are for an active assailant event at the school.
Listen for answers covering prevention, preparation, and response for firearm, vehicle, and edged weapon attacks.
Response plans need to provide clear guidance on an option to escape, hide, or defend against the attacker. A single option response (i.e. only lockdown) is not good enough.
Unfortunately, too many schools are poorly designed for lockdown and lack the proper infrastructure to be effective in a lockdown situation.
Unfortunately, many fire codes conflict with good active assailant tactics and techniques.
Each school is going to have to have to work with their local Fire Marshal to come up with common sense solutions to this problem.
Trident Shield is of the belief that doing something is better than doing nothing.
However, we do not recommend rock buckets and instead recommend coordinated action as a team with available improvised weapons.
This varies based on parenting style and the maturity of the child.
We feel we can safely recommend our current course for high school age children and above.
However, many parents of middle school children have had their children go through our course with no problems and are very satisfied with the level of preparedness their child now has.
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We teach from a place of empowerment and not fear.
Our training is done in a very specific manner to always show that it is a training environment and not a violent action movie.
You will see all of our actors and role-players laughing and having a great time while training. This is all done by design to relieve stress off of our audience.
Depth of knowledge, Emotional Intelligence and actual step by step actions within each component of Run, Hide, Fight or as we like to say Prepare, Escape, Hide, Defend.
Yes and no.
We teach a very in-depth step by step version that is very similar to Run Hide Fight but is far more in depth.
Our students learn exactly what to do to be maximally effective in each step of our Prepare, Escape, Hide, Defend.
All faculty and staff from pre-K through higher education should be trained on how to prevent, prepare, and respond to an active assailant.
In addition, we highly recommend that age-appropriate students are also offered this training.
We suggest high-school and college-aged students, but individual parents can make a choice to offer this training to a younger child if they deem it appropriate.
We would recommend checking the registry about once a month at least.
Our Instagram has some great information about the registry and how exactly how use it.
As parents, you have tremendous influence on your school administration when petitioning as a large group.
Rally other parents together to voice your dissatisfaction with the current plans and be prepared to provide researched suggestions of high-quality training providers.
We're happy to answer your questions with no obligation