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Emergency Planning

How important is emergency planning? In 1937, 294 children died in a gas explosion caused by a fire at their school. In 1958, 95 children died in a fire at a school in Chicago.

Thanks to the fire-safety procedures adopted nationwide after those tragedies, not one single child has died in a school fire in America in the last 50 years. That's the kind of advance planning that saves lives.

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the vulnerabilities of the American workplace to natural, technological and intentional disasters have been front-and-center in the public eye.

Whether you just need a well-organized written document in order to fulfill Federal regulations, or want to go above and beyond with safety videos and collateral materials, we make the emergency planning process simple, efficient, and cost-effective.

Safety Training

It is a clinical fact that under high-stress conditions, the human brain diverts resources away from the higher-functioning cortex (responsible for reasoning, decision-making and coordination), and towards the survival-focused limbic system (responsible for following habitual routines and triggering the "freeze, fight or flight" responses).

In other words, in order to function effectively in a crisis situation, you need to already know what to do. However, one size does not fit all. Comprehensive safety training must take into account the type of hazard being faced (e.g. an earthquake vs. a terrorist attack), as well as the specific requirements of your facility and employees.

In a widespread emergency, there will never be enough first-responders to help everyone. That's why we've developed the Capable Civilian™ Training program. This modular series of hands-on classes will teach you and your colleagues how to take critical, potentially life-saving action, while you're waiting for professional responders to arrive.

Please note: while firearms training (including SLED-approved South Carolina CWP instruction) is available as part of this program, it is not required. Your training will be customized to your emergency plan, taking into account your needs, priorities, and comfort level.

Crisis Communication Coaching

During a stressful situation, how the leaders of your business communicate with employees and the public can either make the situation a lot better, or a lot worse. There are right and wrong ways to handle the media, and the more practice you have, the better you'll do.

Our fun and informative communication workshops are designed to help your leadership team make maximum progress in minimum time. By role-playing through a variety of scenarios with a simulated news interview - complete with lights, camera and muck-raking journalist - you will quickly learn what works, and what doesn't!

Topics covered include:

  • How to handle a hostile interview.
  • How to quickly create a "message" and then stay on that message.
  • How to ensure that your message is not distorted by editing.
  • The three types of microphones you'll encounter, and how to use them properly.
  • How to "work the camera" like a pro.
  • What to do BEFORE and AFTER the interview.