Corporate Active Shooter Training

Corporate Active Shooter Training

active shooter medical emergencies training videosAccording to the FBI, Active Shooter incidents are on the rise and private sector companies are urged to include Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) in their individual security and fire / life safety plans, training and drills. In late 2016, New York City became the first large municipality to require that ASRT be implemented in all high-rise buildings, hotels, and public assembly venues. The New York City Police Department also strongly suggests that corporate tenants in commercial high-rise buildings provide training to their employees as well.

Global Security Group, Inc. (GSG) is one of the nation’s leading providers of ASRT to corporate and other private sector clients, and has provided this training to hundreds of companies throughout the United States. Our instructors are all former US Federal Agents and senior officers from the NYPD and have unparalleled experience in training corporate clients in how to properly respond to an Active Shooter event. All protocols that will be discussed are universally recommended by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities. Furthermore, with respect to clients in New York City, this training program will be consistent with the FDNY/NYPD Active Shooter training requirements mandated under Local Law 26.

Corporate Training Programs

Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) for Employees (per session)

This is a forty-five (45) to sixty (60) minute informational session (lecture / PowerPoint) designed for all employees. This block of training will cover the following topics / areas:

  • Definition of Active Shooter
  • Understanding & Overcoming the Effects of Extreme Stress / Fear
  • Recommended Response Protocols & How to Decide which to Employ
    • AVOID (aka Run/Escape)
    • BARRICADE (sometimes described as Hide)
    • CONFRONT (Fight)
  • How to Evacuate Safely
    • Determining Safety of Exits / Stairwells / Elevators
  • How to Identify the Sound & Direction of Gunfire
  • How to Barricade
  • Cover vs. Concealment
    • Level of protection is provided by interior walls, furniture, doors, filing cabinets etc.
  • How to Identify the Safest Areas in a Room while Barricaded
    • Safest Places within Barricaded Room to Position Yourself
  • Improvised Weapons
  • Information to Provide while Calling 911
  • What to Expect when Law Enforcement Arrives
  • How to Safety Exit the Scene Safely

Cost: $750.00. For training outside New York City, travel related expenses may apply.

Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) for Employees plus Drill

This optional block of training will allow participants to simulate an Evacuation (Avoid) and practice how to Barricade a room. In addition, a more expansive discussion of the Confront option will also be discussed. The additional cost of this training will depend on the type of drills the client wishes to conduct and the length of time it will take to complete them and whether additional GSG personnel will be required. Please call for an estimate.

Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) for Employees (per day)

If the client wishes to conduct multiple training sessions, the daily training rate is a more cost-effective option. As many as five (5) to six (6) sessions may be conducted in a single day. There is no limit on the number of attendees; group size is determined by the size of the training facility.

Cost: $2,950.00


David S. Katz is the founder and CEO of Global Security Group. A former senior Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), he is an expert in conducting complex international conspiracy investigations, high-risk arrests, small unit tactics, defensive tactics, undercover operations, physical and technical surveillance, physical security systems, intelligence analysis and tactical planning. He is a federally certified firearms and tactical instructor who spent four years as a Primary Firearms Instructor at the FBI/DEA Academy in Quantico, Virginia. During that posting, he taught firearms and tactics to several thousand federal agents, state and local law enforcement officers, SWAT team members, military personnel and foreign military and law enforcement counterparts. A recognized authority in law enforcement arrest tactics, he has provided training to police units and tactical teams around the world including, among many, the Israeli General Security Service, the New York City Police Department Emergency Services Unit and the Marine detail assigned to HMX-1, the President’s official helicopter.

Former Special Agent Katz was also the DEA liaison to the Israeli Secret Service, developing a cooperative relationship with their field agents and training staff. In 2000, he provided advanced tactical firearms training to Israeli General Security Agency (Shin Bet) instructors in Israel, and firearms and tactical training to the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Agents and U.S. Marines guarding the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. Mr. Katz was also invited to observe and participate in training given to Shin Bet security officers, El Al Airline security agents, and operators from elite Israeli counter-terror units.

David’s unique skills and distinguished background have made him a highly sought after security consultant. He has prepared the risk/threat/vulnerability assessments and created the Emergency Response Protocols for more than 100 commercial properties, including many of the most prestigious buildings in New York City. His investigative expertise is in great demand in the private sector and he has conducted and supervised many high profile investigations for many commercial clients and well-known law firms.

David has lectured throughout the world, and provided security and safety training to senior executives and the executive protection personnel of some of the world’s leading corporations. His Active Shooter Training lectures have been widely regarded as the best in the industry.

David Katz is the author of “Executive’s Guide to Personal Security” (Wiley & Sons, Inc.), the author of “Personal Safety While Traveling Abroad on Business” (Loss Prevention Magazine September-October 2003) and approximately 50 articles on emergency planning, personal safety, investigative practice, protective equipment, terrorism and other related topics. Katz is a frequent guest on nationally broadcast television and radio programs including Fox News, CNN, CNBC and others. Mr. Katz holds a Law degree from Hofstra University Law School.

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