Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
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In order to survive Active Shooter or terrorist attacks, people at the scene must be able to work together and take immediate actions. In life threatening circumstances, we automatically resort to employing skills and a plan that have been practiced previously. We have no time, nor the presence of mind, to plan and execute a new course of action when under duress.

To survive we must rapidly adapt to the situation, think like a survivor, manage stress and follow through an effective plan of action. Clearly understanding the specific procedures to use to respond during violent attacks is essential to survival. Pre-incident training in effective response improves personal safety.

Lesson Specs

Lesson 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


  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Bookmark key points in the Lesson
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Chapters

  1. Ready Anytime
  2. The Reaction Cycle
  3. Leadership In Crisis
  4. Information to Action
  5. Encounter with First Responders
  6. Evasive Action & Evacuation
  7. Corridors Evacuation & Hallways Maneuvering
  8. Stairwells Escape
  9. Lockdown & Barricading
  10. Hiding in Plain View
  11. Hiding in the Ceiling
  12. Lockdown the Kitchen

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.