Course: TAC 1: Mass Shooting Survival

Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Course:  $135.00
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As the threats of terrorism and radicalization increase, so does the need for preparedness. A growing number of people are exposed to the possibility of being confronted by a terrorist or mass shooter someday.

In these incidents most casualties occur during the first ten minutes of the attack and help does not always arrive on time.

Our Mass Shooting Survival course teaches effective Prevention & Response.

In this unique course you will learn:

  • How to recognize behavioral, tactical and circumstantial Pre-Incident Indicators (PII)
  • How to detect early warning signs of preparation and staging for an active shooter attack
  • How to be an effective "On-Location Responder" during the initial moments of an active-shooter incident prior to law enforcement intervention
  • How to rapidly assess the threat and immediate response to attacks in a crowd
  • How to harden targets and use preventive security for your facility
  • How to provide timely Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR)
  • How to use cover and evacuate safely when possible
  • How to barricade your room and hide from the shooter
  • How to use Last Resort Survival Measures for fighting the shooter and taking control of the weapon
  • How to safely interact and communicate with Law Enforcement First Responders
  • And much more…

This course and certification exams are available online 24/7

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has CERTIFIED this course for onsite delivery.

Course Lessons (5)

Free (Registration Required)

Trends & Potentials

Most of us are not sufficiently prepared for mass violence and terrorism. Pre-incident training can save lives. Security and Survival are an individual responsibility.

Indicators & Warnings

Terrorist attacks and mass shooting are not random or unpredictable. The vast majority of attackers have provided distinct Indicators & Warning (I&W) that were ignored or misunderstood. In ...


Prevention is about being pro-active and anticipating potential risks and mitigating them before they happen by recognizing risk factors, identifying patterns of preparation for an attack, and issu...


Preparing to take action and knowing how to respond significantly improves your odds. Lockdown without considering escape or barricading is self-entrapment. Knowing how to evacuate and barricade ef...


The next tragedy can be prevented and more lives can be saved if we focused on training on what to ...

Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.
Related Certifications:
  • TAC 1: Mass Shooting Survival Exam

Lead Instructor

Alon Stivi

Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention and survival.

He is the founder of ACT Cert® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.