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Active Shooter Survival Training for Individuals, Businesses & Organizations

You should be able to go to work, send your kids to school or take college classes yourself, enter a government building or healthcare facility, attend your place of worship, go to the movies or shopping at the mall, or see your favorite band play, without being afraid for your life.

But our society is becoming increasingly violent and less than 5% of Americans have taken any form of active shooter survival training. How prepared are you if violence suddenly forces itself into your world?

No one should have to worry about not seeing their loved ones at the end of the day because some coward decides to take their inability to cope with the world they’ve created, out on innocent people in the form of mass killing.

But right now, today, this is a fear that many Americans must live with daily and to me, it is unacceptable!

Michael Julian, Creator/CEO

What Is A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training?

A.L.I.V.E. stands for Assess, Leave, Impede, Violence, and Expose. These are the steps that anyone can take to more effectively respond should you ever be confronted with an active shooter situation, terrorist attack, violent attacker in the workplace, and other potentially deadly events.

In-Person Training

A live presentation by Michael Julian or other Certified A.L.I.V.E. Instructor on all aspects of the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Program with opportunity for the audience to ask questions related specifically to their mindset, life, workplace and how to react to situations specific to their daily activity.

Two In-Person training modules are offered:

  1. Classroom - The complete A.L.I.V.E. program including videos on the proper way to react to an active shooter, and past active shooter events to illustrate how not to react.
  2. Scenarios and Simulations - We walk you through active shooter simulations at your business, school, house of worship to show you how to apply the steps of A.L.I.V.E. to increase your chances of survival.

Online Training

20-Minute Lightning Course

  • A video-based program on how to survive an active shooter using the 5 basic steps of A.L.I.V.E.

1-hour Accelerated Program:

  • The complete 5 Steps of A.L.I.V.E. video training
  • More in-depth explanations of each step
  • A visualization exercise to prove you have what it takes to survive
  • Instruction on disabling the killer
  • Instruction on take-away and disabling handguns and long guns
  • Considerations of Control & Disarm
  • Guidance on When to Attack
  • Videos of what you SHOULD do
  • Videos of what you should NOT do

2-hour Power Course:

  • Everything taught in the Accelerated Course
  • Recognize the warning signs of potential violence to end it before it begins
  • The proper Survival Mindset and concept of being Proactively Reactionary
  • To have confidence in knowing how to respond appropriately to an active shooter and defeat the instinct to freeze
  • What steps to take to survive based on the situation
  • Empowerment to take those steps rather than believing you are going to die
  • To be ferociously determined to go home to your family at the end of the day by doing whatever it takes, instead of resigning yourself to never seeing your loved ones again
  • And if you are responsible for others— as an employer, manager, teacher, or caretaker— you'll learn how to help everyone survive!

3-hour Comprehensive Program:

  • Everything in the Accelerated Course, PLUS
  • What YOUR mindset should be
  • Why 10 Minutes is so important
  • Situational awareness and Proactive Reactionism
  • Active Shooter statistics
  • Inside the mind of the killer
  • Recognizing the warning signs of violence
  • Preventative measures
  • The visualization training exercise
  • Real-life active shooter event case studies and videos
  • Detailed practical exercises
  • Take the final exam to see how much you've learned
  • Get your own A.L.I.V.E. Training Completion Certificate
  • Free eBook you can download
  • Free 3-minute A.L.I.V.E. training video you can download and share with others
  • Get paid to share the program with others! Become an A.L.I.V.E. Affiliate to earn a percentage of revenue from any A.L.I.V.E. course you share with your family and friends!

Instructor Training

Become a Certified A.L.I.V.E. Instructor and teach others to stay A.L.I.V.E.

  • For Human Resource, Risk And Security/Safety Managers to train their own employees.
  • For Private Security Professionals to promote and teach A.L.I.V.E. as their in-house Active Shooter Training Program.

Upon completion of the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Program you will be better prepared to recognize potential violent events before they happen and respond to acts of violence by taking the A.L.I.V.E. survival steps, that may potentially save your life!

Following the steps of A.L.I.V.E. will make you better prepared for an active shooter.  Does is make sense to remain unprepared?  Ask the people that love and depend on you what they think.

For more information or to schedule training call 833-99-ALIVE (25483)

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Michael Julian has developed an informational training seminar for schools, hospitals, utilities agencies, houses of worship and private businesses to train educators, managers, employees and the public how to respond effectively for themselves, their families and the individuals under their supervision during an active-shooter situation.

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Liz Moreno active shooter survivor

A Survivor's Testimonial from an A.L.I.V.E. Training Student

Mr. Julian,

"My name is Liz Moreno.… about three years ago you came in and gave us your A.L.I.V.E. training course… but I never in a million years thought I’d have to use it.

On October 1st I was in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival... when all of a sudden I heard what sounded like firecrackers… Everyone immediately got down in a big pile… in that very second… your training popped into my head. I told my boyfriend, “We need to leave!”

I truly believe taking your training is what told me to make that decision and say without a doubt that we have to run, which ultimately saved us. Had we stayed there we may have gotten shot, trampled or who knows what.

Thank you!"

Liz Moreno

You cannot always stop bad things from happening, but you can be prepared when they do!

Using a common sense approach based on what has been learned from prior events

Security expert Michael Julian, President of MPS Security & Protection and National Business Investigations, Inc., has developed the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program that teaches behavior and the perpetrator mentality, and security and survival mindsets to aid in recognizing possible signs of a pending attack, and reaction techniques that take the fundamental “Run, Hide, Fight” response to the next level.

You’ll learn to: 

  • Become more aware of your surroundings,
  • Prepare for such an event by being “proactively reactionary”,
  • Evaluate an active shooter situation more quickly and efficiently,
  • Decide and take the best action necessary for your survival,
  • Dominate the attacker, if necessary, using a kill or be killed mentality,
  • Navigate the chaos that comes after the event, and
  • Train family, friends, and coworkers how to do the same.

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Active Shooter survival

Tricia Haderlie

Senior Vice President – Springboard Social Enterprises

"I am writing to express our appreciation for the excellent presentation you delivered on May 9, 2018 to our group of managers and supervisors. My management team was begging me to find suitable training for our company. Your training was the answer.  You captivated all in attendance on how to survive an active shooter event, and we realized how very little we actually understood about being aware and prepared if an event ever occurred at our location."

Lisa Turner, LCSW

Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.

Michael was knowledgeable, engaging, and professional.  The training was valuable and we – a nonprofit community counseling agency – now feel better prepared for nearly-unthinkable scenarios.

Sandra Martinez

Sr. HR Generalist, West Pak Avocado, Inc.

"The A.L.I.V.E. training was impactful. It really demonstrated how vulnerable we can be if we are not prepared. I am more confident than ever that we made the right choice in selecting Michael for the A.L.I.V.E. training.  The knowledge we gained is priceless."

Dave Morrison

Safety Risk Officer - Rancho California Municipal Water District

"Thank you for a great presentation on Active Shooter Survival. Your A.L.I.V.E. program was easy to remember and had extremely positive evaluations. The days following the presentation, I had several District employees comment to me on how much they learned and they felt more confident on how to react in the event of an active shooter."

Rhonda Warner

VP Operations, Murrieta Chamber of Commerce

"It’s a topic I don’t like to think about but it’s becoming more and more common in this crazy world. It’s important for me to know how to help myself or others around me in the case of an active shooter situation. Michael Julian’s A.L.I.V.E. training was very eye opening. He gave me the tools to keep me more aware of my surroundings, reading body language and what reaction techniques I can use. Nobody really knows how they will react at that horrific time but I am definitely more prepared on whatever decision I chose to make and there is only three “Run, Hide or Fight”.

Thank you Michael Julian & MPS Security staff. You are making the world a better place!"

Muna Elias

Owner of Elias Shoes

“This was amazing and educational!”

Victoria Rausch

I.T. Consultant

“I learned so much by coming to this class. I feel much more equipped to handle a situation like this if an Active Killer event were to happen. Thank you so much for this education.”

Jessica Rigdon

Program Coordinator

“The presentation was great. My CEO is interested in you coming and training staff at our organization.”

April Vidal

Miss April’s Dance

“Michael Julian provides a complete and educated experience packed with valuable information. The A.L.I.V.E. Program can and will save your life if practiced in any home, business and large corporation. It is a dis-service to not experience this class and presentation. Stay A.L.I.V.E.-save a life. Be a sheepdog.”

Cynthia Estevez

Human Resources Manager

"Thank you very much for the valuable training on 'How to Survive an Active Shooter". The training was so useful and relevant. Your style and content was great and it truly had an impact. As I walked around the offices many who took the training were praising it and talking about it. All of them said that they all came away more aware and better prepared, they all left with something new and extremely valuable.

Thank you again and I will be contacting you in the future to schedule the next level of training. "

John Long

LongTime Solutions, Inc.

"What a great course. Having been in Law Enforcement and currently in the security field - you have done a great job in putting this together. Much more informative than the normal "RUN, HIDE, FIGHT" course of instruction. I definitely would recommend your course to others."

J. Johnson

“Finished the accelerated A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training course today.  I’ve taken several of these types of courses and this one is my favorite, plus it’s relatively inexpensive and far superior (IMO) to the Run, Hide, Fight that so many places teach.” 

Donna Wooten

Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

"The training was engaging, succinct, insightful and emotional.  I have verbally shared the highlights of this training with friends and family. I am very grateful for the this training and pray that I may never use it.  Thank you for providing this opportunity!"

Deena Berry, BSHA CPHRM

Encompass Health, Director of Quality & Risk Management

“As a new hospital, it is our top priority to ensure that all our employees are trained on workplace violence. Part of the training is to educate them on how to safeguard themselves during an active shooter event. We provided the A.L.I.V.E. training to all our employees and received excellent feedback on the content that was provided. Employees felt more equipped & confident responding to an active shooter following this training and sharing the lessons learned with their loved ones. Our organization is grateful for Mr. Julian’s expertise on this subject matter and putting together a presentation that addresses the realities we face, the fears from within and enhancing our survival instincts.”

RSS A.L.I.V.E. Podcast

  • Episode 14 | Hero of Southerland Springs, TX Church Massacre March 17, 2020
    Stephen Willeford engaged and shot the active shooter 6 times before chasing him to where he ultimately stopped and killed himself. The Sutherland Springs church shooting occurred on November 5, 2017, when Devin Patrick Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas, fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others during a mass shooting at the First Baptist […]
  • Episode 13 | Shot Detection System by EAGL Technology March 11, 2020
    EAGL Technologies Shot Detection System is being implemented in public and private facilities throughout the US and I spoke with their SVP and Sales Manager to understand the technology behind this life saving system. EAGL Technology was established in 2015 after acquiring gunshot ballistic science developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National […]
  • Episode 012 | Teacher's Unions Want to Shut Down Active Shooter Drills in Schools March 9, 2020
    The nation's two largest teachers' unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.  The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association joined with the advocacy group Everytown for […]
  • Episode 011 | Recent ALIVE Instructor Certification Course January 31, 2020
    In this episode we talk about the ALIVE Instructor Certification Course we held on Jan 24 and 25 at the ALIVE Corporate HQ. Security professionals from across the United Stated gathered to take the 2-day A.L.I.V.E. Instructor Certification Course to learn the A.L.I.V.E. program so they can teach this life saving information to their clients. […]

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