Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT)

Empower Your Team to Save Lives

With AVERT – Active Violence Emergency Response Training – you’ll learn how to recognize the signs of danger, react appropriately, and make rapid survival decisions. AVERT goes beyond active shooter response training by also teaching how to control life-threatening bleeding.

AVERT gives you the tools to react in an emergency

When violence occurs, seconds count, and you can’t always wait for EMS to arrive. AVERT enables you to become an immediate responder by giving you the tools to prepare for potential violence and react quickly in life-threatening situations. After an AVERT training session, you and your team will be able to:

  • Recognize warning signs using situational awareness
  • Decide whether to Escape, Evade or Attack
  • Apply critical bleeding control techniques
  • Respond quickly and confidently in an emergency
  • Develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Intended Audience

AVERT is for all types of organizations and industries, including:

  • Corporations
  • Places of worship
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Schools
  • Venues
  • Retail
  • First responder

A man demonstrates how to disarm a shooter using an orange prop gun

Learn how to react in an emergency

Incidents can happen anywhere. Being able to react quickly to life-threatening situations is critical in any environment. With AVERT, your team will learn how to develop situational awareness and take fast action in an emergency.

Bleeding control – when time is critical

Uncontrolled bleeding is a serious emergency. Blood loss due to trauma is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If care is delayed, even by a few minutes, uncontrolled bleeding can quickly become life-threatening.

When active violence occurs, time is critical to survival. Being able to react quickly and with confidence is vital to saving lives.

A pair of gloved hands applying a tourniquet over a leg with blood on the jeans
A woman demonstrates how to apply a tourniquet to a man's upper arm

Developed by experts

AVERT was developed by professionals with expertise in law enforcement, private security and the medical field. The training takes skills that were once reserved for first responders and makes them accessible for teaching the public how to help themselves and others. AVERT has been taught in corporations, churches, government buildings, schools, healthcare facilities and venues—hundreds of organizations have trusted us to train their employees, members and students.

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