Defenbaugh & Associates Inc.


This fast paced and thought provoking seminar is designed to help attendees understand the basic dynamics of a hostile intruder incident through historical events, make good decisions in the first critical moments, and take effective, lifesaving action even when immediate escape is not an option. It includes live audience participation demonstrations and is constantly updated to include the latest and most complete information available. Join us to find out:

  • How incidents develop
  • Why the most common countermeasures consistently fail
  • Why so many lives are being lost unnecessarily, and
  • How you can change the dynamics to deter and survive attacks.


This seminar is designed for school and college faculty, staff members and private industry managers and supervisors who may be called upon to help identify threats, issue warnings and lockdown orders, or serve in an emergency leadership role during an active shooter incident crisis. It provides actionable options for surviving an active shooter incident, even when escape is not an option.


  • The 5 phases of attack planning and execution
  • The active shooter “business model" - and how to break it
  • The critical difference between familiar social aggression and ruthless asocial violence
  • How a developing incident may be recognized before it occurs
  • The realities of police and EMS response
  • The "casualty calculator" - how many casualties can you expect with your current plan?
  • Why calling 911 and lockdowns are elements of a plan - and not a plan in themselves
  • How real people behave in real emergencies
  • Why potential victims are not helpless - unless they think they are
  • Could that be a gunshot? What now?
  • The crucial role of rapid response leadership
  • Securing shelter in rooms without locking hardware
  • How to protect yourself and others if you can't get away
  • Managing a shelter in place solution
  • Last resort defensive options in the classroom or office: what works—and how well
  • Why the Fort Hood attack was very different - and a harbinger of things to come
  • Creating a safe environment without turning the workplace into a prison


To get started, complete the Contact Us form with your information. We'll work with you to put the arrangements together.

If your organization would like to host a seminar open to others, free seats will be made available for some of your people. Contact us for details.

phone 214-674-6660
fax 214-276-1775
Defenbaugh & Associates, Inc.
Courthouse Square - 201 W. Mulberry St.
Kaufman, TX 75142
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