Choose The Active Threat Response Program That Best Fits Your School



Now that you have decided that working with Guardian Defense is the clearest choice for building and improving upon your current active threat procedures, how do you choose where to start?

Start by looking at some of the options available to you and then schedule an appointment to speak with us. Our specialists will first want to learn more about your school so they can make their recommendations for the best place to start.

Go ahead…read the options below then click on the button to schedule a time to speak so we can take one less weight off your shoulders!

Option 1: Full-Scale Active Threat Response Program: 6-Month Program for Administration and Staff


We are the only company in the world that offers a program and model like this for schools and workplaces. The Full Scale Active Threat Response Program for Schools is an in-depth, 6-month program that revolutionizes how administrators, staff and students respond to, and plan for, an active threat on campus. The 6-month course will work directly, and separately, at concurring or at different times with a Lead Administrator (typically Principal/Head of School), Safety Team (typically Security Officer Unit or appointed staff members), and all staff employed by the school. Each month is separated by the Action that is being taken, the Objective of each action, and the staff members who are involved directly in that lesson. Remember, our goal is to leave your school self-sufficient in threat response planning and training!

Option 2: Active Threat Response Program: 1-Day Training for Staff


The Active Threat Response Program for Schools (ATRPS) is a full 1-day training designed to give teachers and staff the confidence needed in order to protect and defend the students for whom they are responsible; in the event of an intruder, active killer, or other terror attack. The program is broken down into a variety of teaching models including an interactive lecture, practical application, and scenario-based exercise model facilitated through a low participant to instructor ratio.

Option 3: Trauma And Casualty Care for Civilians (TACCC) Course (3-hour)

Have you invested in trauma care kits or items for your school? TACCC is a 3-hour course developed for staff to learn how to administer self-aid to life-threatening wounds on the body. Through a mix of lecture-style presentation and hands-on demonstration, participants will learn how to utilize tools typically found in trauma kits; and how to make improvised tourniquets/materials when these items are unavailable.

Option 4: Reunification Plan Development

If an emergency situation occurred on site resulting in serious injury or death, relocation of students and staff to a different site may occur. Reunifying these individuals safely and effectively is top priority. GD will provide a comprehensive plan complete with worksheets and checklists for your school.

Option 5: ATRPS – Parent Session (1-Hour)

Do your parents wonder what is being taught to their children about lockdowns? Do they struggle with what to speak to their children about and how much to disclose? GD will present an overview of what is being taught to the staff at your school so they can feel comfortable also with the initiatives you are taking to safeguard your school.

Option 6: ATRPS – Student Session (1-Hour)

Do your students take drills seriously? Do they understand WHY we practice and what is expected of them? GD will present this information in an age-appropriate manner to ensure students feel comfortable with lockdowns. [Sessions are divided by grade levels: high school, middle school, elementary school, and early childhood].

Option 7: Refresher ATRPS Lecture and Mock Scenarios (4-hour)

To combat new hires and staff turnover, GD will provide the entire training in 4 hours. This will include the 2-hour Lecture and the 2-hour Mock Scenario hands-on training.

Option 8: Refresher ATRPS Lecture (2-hour)

New hires? Staff turnover? Staff wanting to learn the material again? A GD Instructor will provide the same Lecture again in a condensed, 2-hour version. All main objectives will be hit, and new hires will acclimate to the way your school practices and drills for active threats.

Option 9: Campus Active Threat Survey: Confidential Report for Owner


The Campus Active Threat Survey (CATS) is a confidential report. We generate this report after we complete an evaluation of the campus grounds. The report addresses security topics pertaining to various areas of physical security, and details of the security procedures in place. As part of the evaluation, our Security Specialist utilizes a security concept called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Therefore, this concept is used in all areas of security planning and design, and has proven to be very effective in creating safe venues.

Option 10: Mental Health First Aid for School Teachers (8-Hour)

“Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24.” The Mental Health First Aid for School Teachers course is designed to provide teachers and staff members with the tools to identify peers or students who may be struggling with mental illnesses and mental health disorders. This course is a crucial piece to any school violence prevention plan. Providing awareness to your teachers and staff members leads to assisting those who are struggling to get the help they need. It can also lead to preventing self-harm or harm to others.

*GD instructors are certified by Mental Health First Aid USA.

Option 11: Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents (12–18 year olds)

“1 in 5 young people ages 13-18 lives with mental illness.” The Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents course is designed to help middle and high school aged youth identify emotional issues sooner. Students will learn about resources available for them and their families to explore. This course is a crucial piece to any school violence prevention plan. Providing awareness leads to assisting those who are struggling to get the help they need. It can also lead to preventing self-harm or harm to others.

*GD instructors are certified by Mental Health First Aid USA.

Option 12: Consulting Services

Need something else not mentioned here? Contact our office and we’d be happy to put together a course or steer you in the right direction!

Let us help you feel empowered to manage this type of crisis, and protect yourself and the students in your school today.

Call us at (561) 419 – 8869 or click the button below to schedule a complimentary appointment with one of our Safety Specialists now!