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Cali Combat Systems is offering Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) Preparedness Workshops in the San Diego local area and globally. Based upon Active Shooter Accredited Certifications from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the FBI, OSHA, CERT, Israeli Krav Maga Experts and top Gun & Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Experts. We combined Active Shooter / Gun Self-Defense Principles from Israeli Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do-Kali / Rapid Assault Tactics and Grappling for the Street (Gun / Knife Grappling) as well as including Hostage Situations and Anti-Terrorism Scenario Defenses.


Everyone can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. Built with the assistance of national subject matter experts from the law enforcement community, this course is intended for any audience, at work, at home, in school. Participants will learn how to mitigate the impacts of an active shooter incident and how to develop an initial organizational emergency action plan focused on such incidents. For additional information and to schedule a training at your facility contact us.

Active shooter incidents have taught us some sobering truths according to

  • Despite the advice to run, shoot, fight; there are little to no options for victims to run or hide.

  • The shooter does not stop killing until he is engaged with force.

  • The longer it takes to engage the shooter, the more people are shot and killed.

  • Many people are shot and killed before police arrive, even when the response is only one or two minutes.

  • Most victims die before paramedics arrive.

  • Dont be a Victim


We need a proactive, citizen-based approach to mass shootings that is comparable to the training and equipment we utilize to address a variety of other emergency situations. Emergency responders cannot respond fast enough to prevent mass fatalities. We recommend an active citizen response as the best option to stop an active shooting event from escalating into mass murder. Why must it be the citizen? The answer is simple: time. Emergency responders cannot respond fast enough to prevent mass fatalities.


Specifically, citizens under attack need to do two things to save lives.

  1. Neutralize the attacker (Stop the Dying)

  2. Provide initial severe Bleeding Control to victims (Stop the Bleeding) and Airway management (Start the Breathing)


Understand the Effectiveness of an Unarmed Civilian Response

"In 21 incidents (13.1%), the situation ended after unarmed citizens safely and successfully restrained the shooter. In 2 of those incidents, 3 off-duty law enforcement officers were present and assisted."- ALICE Training

"Of note, 11 of the incidents involved unarmed principals, teachers, other school staff and students who confronted shooters to end the threat (9 of those shooters were students)."

"Police miss 70-80%of their shots in dynamic events. The “bad guy” is not usually a highly skilled shooter." - ALICE Training

46% of events end when Citizens or Police Apply Force. Source:- ALICE Training

According to Bill Barcher of "Victims resolved two and a half times more incidents than police did." ... "Victim-resolved incidents resulted in a almost three times fewer fatalities than shooter-resolved incidents."


Regarding a Civilian Response as you can seen statistically it's pretty common for an unarmed person to stop an armed person than another person with a gun due the simple factor of proximity. Also keep in mind there is a danger of crossfire inflicting casualties with armed responses. So make sure your armed personal art well trained and prepared for the Active Shooter / Mass Casualty / Home Grown Terrorist realities including Crowd Dynamics and Active Shooter situations. 


A large portion of people who are shot, live and make it to a Level One Trauma Center where they can be treated with lifesaving equipment and Drs. This doesn't mean you should dawn a cape and become a masked vigilante. However decisive aggressive direct action can mitigate the loss of life. There are inherent risks to yourself and loved ones. You may want to first makes sure your safe, then your family is safe before inacting a response, unless direct action is the only action that will prevent them harm. This training will help you to properly assess the risks and develop a safety game plan to save yourself, family, loved ones and community if exigent circumstances exist. 


An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.


The threat of indiscriminate gun violence hasn’t diminished. That’s why active shooter preparedness training efforts continue to escalate across the country. The goal is to help lower the body count by equipping people with the latest life-saving preparedness training.

​ASRT Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the history of significant Active Shooter Incidents through Survivor stories and Expert perspectives

  • Recognize potential Workplace Violence Indicators

  • If you see something, say something!

  • Learn Direct Actions to take to Prevent and Prepare for potential Active Shooter Incidents

  • Learn how to Maximize Chances of Survival and Reduce Liability

  • Learn how to Overcome your Natural Instinct to Fight, Flight or Freight (Freeze)

  • Learn how to bypass the OODA Loop

  • Implement Civilian Response Options "Escape, Barricade, Defend" and "Stop The Bleeding / Start The Breathing"

  • Learn how to Defend against and Disarm Guns (Projectile Weapons, Long and Short), Knives / Sharp Objects (Edged Weapons), Baseball Bats / Balistic Batons (Blunt Weapons) and Kabuton / Dulo Dulo (Impact Weapons)

  • Learn how to Prevent Active Shooter Incidents by recognizing Behavioral Indicators on the Pathway to Violence

  • Develop Preventive Measures and Protective Measures

  • Learn how to Disarm an Active Shooter on Premises (for Schools, Corporations and Houses of Worship)

  • Learn how to use the E-PAD Protocol to prevent or mitigate an event at your organization

  • Learn Direct Actions to take when confronted with an Active Shooter and when responding to Law Enforcement Officials

  • Learn how to begin Civilian Response: Tactical Emergency Medical Treatment

  • Learn how to Facilitate Police, EMS and Fire Department Response

  • Learn how to Manage the Consequences of an Active Shooter Incident

  • Learn how to Develop an Emergency Action Plan with guidance from Subject Matter Expert Instructors

  • Begin to Develop your own Critical Incident Response Plan

  • Develop Communication and Incident Plans for employees

  • Set up a Emergency Notification System / Incident Communication System

  • Identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps in Physical Security and Planning Considerations via break-out sessions

  • Building relationships with local First Responders

  • Coordinate with First Responders before, during and after an incident; and

  • Integrate Public Affairs into Incident Management.

Individuals Will Discover

  • 4 Keys to Survive an ASE

  • 4 Ways to Mitigate an ASE

  • Solo & Family Extraction Techniques

  • The difference between Active Shooter, Mass Casualty, Hostage Situation and an Act of Terrorism

  • Public Places Security for Schools, Theatres, Houses of Worship

  • Stop the Dying: Active Shooter Combatives and Control Tactics

  • Understand the Driving Force Concept (LEO) during initial response to Stop the Killing, then Point-of-Injury medical care and evacuation to a higher level of care to Stop the Dying

  • How to use a gun as a Hot or Cold Defensive / Offensive Tool

  • Stop The Bleeding / Start the Breathing - After Crisis CareCivilian Response: Tactical Wound Management

  • How to move forward in the aftermath of an ASE

We will help your Organizations:

  • Develop a Mutli-Teared Action Plan

  • Understand the Three Responses: Denial, Deliberation and Decisiveness

  • Promulgate Public Places Security for Houses of Worship, Schools and Theaters

  • Plan to Protect your Organization in the event of an Active Shoot, Mass Casualty or Act of Terrorism

  • Experience an Active Shooter Response Plan (Policy) in Action: Evade, Prevent Access and Defend (E-PAD) Training

  • Run Regular Active Shooter Drills and considerations for conducting drills


We can build a customized course to meet your organizational needs based on the specific time allotment and the budgetary constraints of your organization utilizing our modular based program.


ASRT Core Modules:

  1. ASE Module 1 - ASE Facts & Statistics

  2. ASE Module 2 - Intro to ASRT

  3. ASE Module 3 - MTA: Facility Hardening

  4. ASE Module 4 - EBD: Escape Barricade Defend

  5. ASE Module 5 - PPS: Public Places Security (Schools, Theatres, Houses of Worship) (Campus, Outside Door, At Door, Windows, Inside Room)

  6. ASE Module 6 - Stop the Dying: Active Shooter Combatives & Control Tactics

  7. ASE Module 7 - Stop the Bleeding / Start the Breathing - After Crisis Care - Tactical Wound Management

  8. ASE Module 8 - Hostage Survival / Anti-Terrorism

  9. ASE Module 9 - LEO Active Shooter Response: Driving Force Concept - Team Formations & Room Clearing / Israeli Shooting Tactics / Control Tactics

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