Can people who carry a gun take your class?

Absolutely! Some people have said “Oh, I don’t need active shooter survival training, I have a concealed carry permit”, or “I carry a gun everywhere I go.” This is actually not true, because sometimes you have to leave your gun in the car when you go into the bank, or into your child's school, or anywhere where the business has posted that guns are not allowed. Also, guns may be taken away from you, or jam, ect. It is always a GREAT idea to have more than one plan in place, and you can always learn something new!

Can I start with the verbal de-escalation classes for my business and then decide later if I want to do active shooter survival training?

Yes! We would be more than happy to start your business off with verbal de-escalation training to get to know us. A verbal de-escalation class equips individuals with valuable skills that can contribute to a safer, more harmonious environment, both in professional settings and personal interactions.

I already took active shooter survival training in the past. Should I take it again with Split Second Strategies?

Every single time a class is taken you learn something new! Split Second Strategies offers training from a different angle than other active shooter survival programs.

What makes Split Second Strategies different from other companies that offer active shooter survival training?

We go into great detail regarding active shooter prevention, planning ahead for a gun violence event, greater detail on proper response and what to do after the event is over. We also follow the “No Notoriety Protocol”, meaning we do not show video footage of past active shooter events, use assailant names or video manifestos.

Can I choose if I want Julie or Mike as an instructor for my training?

Both Julie and Mike are highly qualified instructors. Both bring a unique perspective to their individual training classes. You are more than welcome to request one or the other, but it is not a guarantee who will be assigned to perform your training.

I am just so confused on what type of training would be best for my business. Can you help me decide?

We would love to help you decide! There are many things to consider when choosing what would be best for your business. Budget, multiple locations, and number of employees are just a few of the factors you may need help working through. We would love to have either an in person meeting or a zoom call to figure it out with you!

How old do you have to be to take the class?

18 years old.

Do you offer a class for kids?

There is a plan in the near future for a class for kids 17 years of age and younger.

Do you ever have open classes for individuals?

Yes we do! Classes will be offered once a month for individuals that want to take the class. Simply fill out the contact form and we will let you know when the next classes will be offered!

Can I save on my insurance premiums for my business if I provide active shooter training to my employees?

This depends on the insurance agency. Some insurance agencies require businesses to have active shooter survival training for their employees in order to renew their insurance certificate. This is a new trend emerging in certain areas of the country, and in certain industries. You will have to speak with your insurance carrier about the benefits to your business.

Will this decrease my liability as a business owner in case of a gun violence incident?

Providing active shooter survival training to employees can be a responsible and potentially life saving measure for a business. It demonstrates a commitment to employee safety and preparedness in the face of a potential crisis. While it may not entirely eliminate liability in the event of an active shooter situation, it can demonstrate that the business took reasonable steps to prepare and protect its employees. This could potentially be a factor in a legal assessment. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the effectiveness of the training, the thoughtfulness of the implementation, and the specific circumstances of any incident would all be considered in a legal evaluation.