Trends & Potentials

Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
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There is a significant difference between the reactions of trained and untrained people. Trying to do something after-the-fact is too late.

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.

It is up to each and every one of us to be prepared.

We are an essential part of the solution.

Homeland Security Begins at Home!

This can be done successfully by adhering to Best Practices addressed in this lesson.

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. Course Introduction
  2. Tragic Reminders
  3. Active Shooter & Terrorism Trends
  4. Active Shooter & Mass Violence Definitions
  5. Needs & Gaps
  6. Solutions

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.