AVERT

Active Violence Emergency Response Training

Active Shooter Training – Empower Your Team

Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) gives you the tools to understand how to recognize warning signs, react quickly in an active shooter situation, and learn how to control bleeding in life-threatening situations. AVERT is active shooter response training with the addition of techniques on how to stop the bleed of victims.

AVERT is even more than active shooter response training

When violence occurs, seconds count, and you can’t always wait for EMS to arrive. AVERT is an active shooter training course that also enables you to become an immediate responder by learning emergency stop the bleed techniques. AVERT teaches how to:

  • Recognize warning signs using situational awareness
  • Decide whether to escape, evade or attack
  • Apply critical stop the bleeding techniques
  • Respond quickly and confidently in an emergency

Why your organization needs active shooter response training with AVERT

Active shooter incidents are unpredictable, and they can evolve rapidly. During the chaos, anyone involved can play a vital role in lessening the impact of an active shooter incident. Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) prepares your team with active shooter training resources that help you and your organization understand warning signs and respond to a potential active shooter incident.

Recent active shooter incidents have shown the importance of a rapid response. Every second counts when active violence occurs and active shooter training with AVERT teaches you the tools that allow you to quickly react and make decisions on whether to escape, evade, or attack.

Active shooter awareness is a key training tool

Incidents can happen anywhere. Being able to react quickly to life-threatening situations is critical in any environment. With AVERT, you will learn situational awareness and how to adopt an active shooter response plan so you can take fast action in an emergency.

Stop the bleeding techniques for emergencies

Uncontrolled bleeding is a serious emergency. Blood loss due to trauma is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If care is delayed, even by a few minutes, uncontrolled bleeding can quickly become life-threatening.

When active violence occurs, time is critical to survival. Being able to react quickly and with confidence is vital to saving lives.

Developed by security experts and medical professionals

AVERT was developed by professionals with expertise in law enforcement, private security, and the medical field. The training teaches active shooter response training skills that are accessible for anyone. The active shooter training and bleeding control skills in AVERT have been taught in corporations, churches, government buildings, schools, healthcare facilities and venues.

Active Shooter Facts Infographic | AVERT Active Shooter Resources

Active shooter incidents can happen anywhere, and mass shooting incidents in the U.S. are at an all-time high. In 2021 alone, the U.S. had 3,543 casualties from mass shootings, as defined by the Gun Violence Archive.

When it comes to an active shooter incident, being able to quickly respond is vital to saving lives. AVERT provides training in both active shooter response and emergency bleeding control techniques so you and your team can gain the confidence to react appropriately if an active shooter situation occurs.

OSHA estimates more than 2 million people are affected by workplace violence every year. Yet, only 45% of employees say their organization has a workplace violence prevention program.

The majority of active shooter incidents happen quickly. It’s estimated that 70% of active shooter incidents end in 5 minutes or less, usually before emergency responders have time to arrive on scene. AVERT teaches how to identify potential behavioral risks, understand situational awareness, Escape, Evade, or Attack techniques, and how to become an immediate responder to help stop the bleed of those around you.

AVERT is for all types of organizations and industries

  • Corporations
  • Places of Worship
  • Government
  • Heathcare
  • Schools
  • Venues
  • Retail
  • First Responders
Certification Period

2 Years

Course Length

3 – 4 Hours

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