Why choose The SAFER Solution?

The SAFER Solution only utilizes instructors who have actual professional experience in dealing with real violence and as a result they are sharing skill-sets that they have developed in their specific fields of expertise, all of which relate to violence.   Regardless of whether they come to your location to provide on-site presentations or you are experiencing their exciting e-learning program, they are preparing you to proactively handle the threat of an active shooter event.  Since circumstantial and operational concerns vary in every new situation, The SAFER Solution provides options and classes that address the unique challenges that different organizations may face.  For more about your instructors, please click on “ABOUT SAFER.”

Our Mission Statement

To provide effective training and support that will make our clients SAFER by empowering them to prevent, eliminate and prevail against violent threats and conflict.

If an Active Shooter Suspect Walked into your Workplace Today:

  • Would you be ready to respond?

  • Do you know how you and your staff would react?

  • Are you aware of what recommendations would come from law enforcement and security professionals?

  • Do you believe that this cannot happen to you?

The SAFER Program

On-Site Course Outline

Introduction: Michael J.Clarke


Instructor: Michael J.Clarke

Sense, Assess, Formulate

Instinct vs Logic

Conduct vs Profiling

Red Flags

Potential vs. Imminent Threats

TMT – Threat Management Team

Hiring and Firing

TRO – Temp. Restraining Orders

Q & A

Instructor: Ken Good

Introduction to Mental Models
– SAFER Acronym
– Color Coding
– Boyd’s Cycle / OODA Loops

Imminent Threats
– Strategies and Tactics for Addressing Imminent Threats

Individual Considerations
– Availability and use of Improvised Weapons
– Pre-Determined/Staged Tools

Communication and Feedback
– Successful Team composition and function

Team Building Exercises
– Ad Hoc Team Leadership

Instructors: Clarke, Good, Westmoreland


Physical Drills for Immediate threats


Communication/First Responders

Instructor: Ted Westmoreland


The science of survival

Identifying imminent vs. potential life threats

How to use tourniquets, bandages, and Combat Gauze to stop bleeding

How to reduce deaths from other potentially preventable causes

The importance of a prioritized casualty assessment