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June 2019: "Active Shooter Preparedness"

June 13, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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HAS Project Management Office
111 Standifer Street
Humble, TX 77338

Active Shooter Preparedness

Paul Merritt
Fortress Consulting


  1. The way that many facility teams are training for an active shooter does not prepare them to respond to a real-world situation
  2. Discussion of the three most commonly used training methods and why they don’t work


  1. Active Shooter Response Preparedness Quiz
  2. What are you training for - understanding how to train for an active shooter
  3. Three Response Goals: Notification, Area denial, and Facilitating a rapid police response
  4. Stress Exposure Training:
    Lay the foundation
    Build the skills
    Test the skills
  5. Training for success:
    Safety first
    Qualified instructors



“Knowing how to respond at a moment’s notice can save the lives of people who depend on you for their safety.”

Paul is setting new standards in tactics and training for active shooter response and workplace violence. His career spans over two decades as a Police Officer, SWAT Officer and Certified Instructor in scenario-based training for law enforcement. Seeing a need for training and preparedness in the private sector, he launched Fortress Consulting.

Paul believes in providing training that can easily be applied to real-life situations. He works closely with our legal, financial and corporate clients.

Paul regularly speaks to medical organizations, corporate security organizations, insurance organizations and corporate clients on workplace violence prevention, response and personal safety.

He graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. He is currently a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt under Alliance Team founder, Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti. His favorite pastime is spending time with his wife and children.

Members $40
Guests $50

Price increases seven days before the luncheon.

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**Please note, IFMA Houston cannot make any refunds within 7 days of the meeting**


$40.00 Member
$50.00 after 11:59 pm June 6

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket
$60.00 after 11:59 pm June 6