Active Shooter/Threat Response Course

About the Course

The Active Shooter/Threat Response training provides participants knowledge and skills for before, during, and after an active threat to increase survivability based on the Escape-Deny-Defend Triangle.

Training Topics

We begin with approximately 2 hours of detailed classroom knowledge, background and strategy, then transition to 2 hours of hands-on training. Topics include:


  • Active shooter response triangle
  • Gun-disarms
  • Barricading techniques
  • Dealing with knife attacks
  • Ambush techniques
  • Working as a team


  • Stop the bleeding
  • Understanding the difference between cover and concealment
  • Disaster response psychology
  • Combat breathing
  • How to develop a survivor's mindset
Alain Burrese Active Shooter training

Gain Confidence

After your course, you:
  • Can quickly identify which everyday objects can be used effectively to defend yourself so you’re never without options (and some may surprise you!)
  • Understand the essential active shooter situation facts so you know what to do to protect yourself in the moment
  • Know the simple methods for your group to take down an active shooter so you save as many lives as possible
  • Learn effective responses to attackers wielding different dangerous weapons (like knives, guns, explosives, etc.) so no matter what you’re faced with, you have a confident plan of action
  • Know how to find the best cover and concealment options (and the difference between them!) to save your life

at a glance

Sample Schedule

Sample outline of training that can be customized to your schedule and group.

8:00 – 10:00am

Active Threat Defense Training

(Escape, Deny, Defend – lecture and
discussion with a short break during lecture.)

10:00 – 12:00pm

Practical Exercises

with Escape, Deny, Defend

your investment


Active Shooter/Threat Response Course


Plus Travel Expenses from Missoula, MT:

  • Round Trip Airfare or Mileage from Missoula, MT 
  • Ground transportation/Parking
  • Hotel expenses
  • Meals (State Per Diem Rates)
  • Incidentals required for training

Free course upgrade

The Active Shooter/Threat Response course can be purchased by itself, or the Reflex Protect© User training and certification course can be combined at no additional cost.

The combined training includes Reflex Protect© training to certify participants in the use of Reflex Protect© which is incorporated into the Defend portion of the active threat response.

Looking for a shorter Active Shooter Response presentation for the keynote or breakout session for your conference?

Contact Reflex Protect and we can put together a program to meet your specifics.

Alain Burrese has presented keynotes and breakout sessions, as well as the longer courses all across the country.

Get Started

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