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About our Program



Logan Lee is a certified facilitator for this program developed by Dave Young. Dave Young, a Vistelar Director of Training and founder of ARMA Training, is the principle subject matter expert for this program. You can learn more about the origins of Vistelar’s tactical training programs here and more about Dave at http://www.armatraining.com and http://www.usfightingsystems.com and http://www.vistelar.com

Inspired after a bullet entered his son’s classroom, Dave developed this program for civilians, based on his 30 + years as a professional trainer in the Marine Corps and for law enforcement, as well as the decades of combined experience of Vistelar’s other subject matter experts in conflict management.

Dave developed one of the first active shooter training programs for the Marine Corps in 1990.

The content of this program is based on real-world experience, not academic theory (e.g., flawed strategies like “lock-down” are not discussed). And you’ll never see this training made easily accessible to potential attackers on sites like YouTube. This training was developed due to the gaps Dave Young saw in other programs available to the public.


  • Getting Started

  • Introduction & Goals — importance of remaining alert, being decisive, having a pre-planned practiced response

  • Identify, Log, Report — how to maintain a vigilant awareness of student behavior

  • Safety Plan — how develop a school and classroom plan for dealing with an active shooter; how to conduct school safety walks

  • Prepare — how to develop your tactical leadership skills; the basics of tactical emergency first aid

  • Escape — your first and best option; how to identify the best escape routes; managing movement

  • Barricade — your second option; how to prevent the shooter from entering your location

  • Defend — your third option; how to use weapons of opportunity, disarm the shooter or directly engage a shooter

  • Stages — what to do at each of the seven stages on an active shooter incident; how to work with local law enforcement

  • Conclusion — bringing it all together



  • Profiles and common traits of the active shooter

  • Conducting a threat assessment

  • How to develop a school/classroom safety plan

  • Understanding the role of the leader in a crisis

  • How to use hand and sound signals

  • Identifying possible escape routes

  • How to barricade a location

  • Selecting and using weapons of opportunity

  • How to move groups of students to a secure location

  • Basics of tactical emergency first aid

  • How to work with local law enforcement

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