Survival isn't enough. Learn to PREVAIL!™ over an active shooter.

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PREVAIL! equips WORKPLACES to face the threat of an active-shooter. 

 

PREVAIL!™ is a unique active-shooter training experience that moves instruction out of the realm of the abstract and into the reality of the personal.

“If you take no action,” the narrator says, “YOU will die.”

Sollah Interactive commissioned professional actors, renovated an empty office building and sought the expert counsel of Strategos’ President Vaughn Baker. The result is something that redefines the concept of a training video. Real people face threats of life and death in the 9-to-5 grind of their workplace. Some rise to the occasion. Others don’t.

Equip your team to overcome the threat of an active shooter.

THE MAKING OF PREVAIL!™

A simple, practical solution
Many active-shooter trainings are centered around complex sets of principles that lack relevance to reality. PREVAIL!™is different. It’s built on the simple concept of Lock Out, Get Out, Take Out taught by Strategos International. 

Employees receive the benefit of reduced stress and increased confidence. Knowledge is power. Having a plan – and understanding that their employer has a plan – helps employees cope with potential threats and respond proactively to real ones.

But most importantly, the goal of PREVAIL! is to save lives. Your life. Your employee's lives. Your customer's lives. Is anything more important?

Surviving is defensive.
PREVAILING! is about taking action.

Achieving government compliance
In addition, PREVAIL!™ can help your organization comply with OSHA’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requiring employers to provide their employees with a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” PREVAIL!™ can prepare your employees to properly respond when faced with a workplace attack. This will improve the safety of your employees and help protect your company from lawsuits and OSHA violations.

How can PREVAIL!™ be used in your organization?
PREVAIL!™ was designed for clarity and simplicity. Organizations can use 1-, 2- and 3-hour training options. Instruction begins with the dramatic video, then shifts to training, discussion and opportunities for application in the workplace. Additional material is also available for managers to help inform and prepare them to discuss crisis planning with their teams.

Pricing
Our pricing is flexible and is based on the number of participants and the delivery model. Please contact us to discuss the program that is right for you.

PREVAIL!™ preview room
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PURCHASE PREVAIL!™

There are several ways to experience the PREVAIL!™ training, ranging from the comfort of your office to a hands-on, active-shooter drill (and many points in between).

PREVAIL! Standard Virtual Active Shooter Training System

This DVD/USB or E-Learning training package lets participants learn at their own pace and includes these training modules:

  • PREVAIL! Movie – This 14 minute, fast-paced film provides participants emotional engagement with the storyline, character development and plot of a Hollywood film. Due to the engrossing video, viewers learn without even knowing it.  
  • PREVAIL! “OUTS” – This module provides simple,  principle-based, practical responses to an armed attacker in a workplace or public setting. Using Strategos International's acclaimed 3 Out Response Model (Lock Out, Get Out, Take Out), participants discuss how to respond based on their proximity to the threat. Footage and clips from the PREVAIL! movie are also shown to illustrate points.
  • PREVAIL! Understanding the Adversary – This module discusses the psychology of attackers and how they see themselves as victims who want to become victimizers.  Understanding the attacker's psychology is critical to developing the right response and making the most of the 3 Out Response Model. 

PREVAIL!™ Advantage Virtual Active Shooter Training System

This DVD/USB or E-Learning training package lets participants learn at their own pace and includes these training modules:

  • PREVAIL!™ Movie – This 14 minute, fast-paced film provides participants emotional engagement with the storyline, character development and plot of a Hollywood film. Due to the engrossing video, viewers learn without even knowing it.  
  • PREVAILING!™ Is . . . – This module is played prior to the PREVAIL! movie to provoke thought and discussion about the mindset that is required to prevail in a crisis. 
  • Prepare to PREVAIL!™  – What does it mean to be "prepared to prevail" in a crisis? This introductory unit gains listeners' attention while decreasing their anxiety, putting them in a mindset for productive learning. 
  • PREVAIL!™ Outs – This module provides simple,  principle-based, practical responses to an armed attacker in a workplace or public setting. Using Strategos International's acclaimed 3 Out Response Model (Lock Out, Get Out, Take Out), participants discuss how to respond based on their proximity to the threat. Footage and clips from the PREVAIL! movie are also shown to illustrate points.
  • PREVAIL!™ Understanding the Adversary – This module discusses the psychology of attackers and how they see themselves as victims who want to become victimizers.  Understanding the attacker's psychology is critical to developing the right response and making the most of the 3 Out Response Model. 

PREVAIL!™ Managers Module

The Leading to PREVAIL!™ e-learning training package is delivered by an online learning management system that participants can complete at their own pace. This is available as an add-on to educate and equip managers to discuss potential scenarios and options with their teams. It helps them address their roles and responsibilities before, during and after a crisis.


PREVAIL!™ 2-Day Champions Experience

Contact us for individualized pricing options.

The PREVAIL!™ Champions Experience is a comprehensive, in-depth training that combines the best of theory and practice. In addition to training you and your team, it will give you the skills you need to train your own employees.

This course is applicable to both beginners and those with experience in security.

Topics include:

  • Observing and understanding behavioral precursors to violent actions
  • Preparedness
  • The Three Out Response ModelGet Out, Lock Out, Take Out
  • History and demographics of armed and violent intruders
  • Statistics of violent intruder events
  • Psychology of the armed violent intruder
  • Differences and commonalities of the traditional vs. ideological attacker
  • Overcoming the Normalcy Bias phenomenon
  • Command and crisis communication leadership
  • Effective sympathetic nervous system response

Putting it into practice
Perhaps the greatest value of the Prevail!™ Champions Experience is hands-on application. Participants will learn how to Lock Out with a variety of doors and locks. They'll also practice Get Out and Take Out in controlled, expert-led scenarios. Applying these principles in a safe environment gives participants the confidence they need to train and lead others.

On the second day, students will be tasked with demonstrating to others a variety of Lock Out techniques using chair legs, rope, tables, and other items commonly found in work environments. Participants will take turns leading small groups through response scenarios. The Champions experience concludes with written and practical tests, allowing students to demonstrate, and improve on, their grasp of Prevail!™ skills.  

PREVAIL! Advanced Consultation and Training

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If you're serious about security and protecting your people and property, then an advanced Prevail! consultation is a logical next step. Strategos draws upon decades of expertise in law enforcement, private security, the U.S. military and education to help you create the most secure work environment possible.

You can choose one or all of the options to create the consultation and training experience that best fits your company's needs.

Intruder strategy evaluation
Do you have a strategy to prevent unauthorized access to your workplace? If you do, that's a good start. But what about someone who has a right to be there but exhibits warning signs of violence? Or, even if an employee is a model citizen, is there a domestic crisis brewing that could bring a gun-wielding boyfriend to the office? Strategos evaluates your policies and helps you bring them up to the highest standards of practice.

Physical security site assessment
We evaluate your buildings and property with the goal of making them intruder proof. After our survey, we provide a complete, user-friendly report explaining exactly what needs to be done. It covers:

  • Access control
  • Visitor management
  • Credential management
  • Safe rooms 
  • High risk termination processes
  • Workplace violence (including domestic violence) program review
  • Property-specific plans to Lock Out, Get Out and Take Out during a crisis

Active shooter and intruder training at your work site
You may have experienced active shooter training in a classroom. Or, possibly, you participated in drills at another location. The Prevail! Advanced consultation brings the practice to your workplace so that theory can match the reality of your physical setting.

Workplace violence program development
Violence is the leading cause of occupational injury and death at work. On average, 1.7 million employees are harmed each year and more than 800 die as a result. Is your organization prepared? Strategos International can help you develop a comprehensive workplace violence program that includes:

  • Development of a formal policy
  • Development of an implementation strategy
  • Workplace violence forms for incident reporting
  • Development of an employee hazard assessment
  • Education for managers and employees on warning signs and appropriate workplace behavior