Training Programs

"The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead."
- Proverbs 21:16

At Threat Suppression, our passion is researching and providing scholastic, vetted safety and security training. There are many companies that claim to have safety and security experts. However, our staff have distinguished themselves, and made an international name for the company through our research and drive to provide quality training.


We have trained more than 250,000 people from the following; police/fire/EMS, 9-1-1 communications, United States military and NATO allies, educational institutions from preschool to universities, private businesses, hospitals and healthcare facilities, houses of worship, elected government officials, government insurance providers, and more. Threat Suppression staff have taught courses throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East. 


Each year, our staff present at more than 75 conferences around the world, as well as conducting numerous training courses for individual agencies. Courses are typically booked at least 90 days in advance. Courses that require multiple instructors require a minimum 90 days’ notice. International courses require 120 day notice. We currently have several conferences booked more than a year in advance. To see the conferences we have scheduled, please click here. To see a list of our previous conference, click here.


As a testament to our training, 95% of our courses are booked from word-of-mouth recommendations. We have delivered our training to small groups as well as audiences exceeding 10,000. We tailor all training courses to meet the specific needs of our clients.


We continually update and revise all of our training programs. Each program is the results of hundreds (in some cases thousands) of hours of preparation and research. Some of our training programs are the result of more than 50,000 hours of research by Threat Suppression staff. Every training program is research-based and heavily cited with references. We use both data and passion to deliver award-winning presentations.


Approximately 75% of our training courses are covered by grants. These grants include EMS for Children grants, Department of Education grants, hospital preparedness grants, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants, law enforcement safety and survival grants, and emergency management grants. In addition, local businesses typically provide funding for many of the courses. In some cases, the host agency will charge a registration fee. 

To download a comprehensive PDF document listing of our courses, click the PDF below. You can also click on each course below for a full description. To book a course, or to receive more information on a specific course, email or call 1-800-231-9106.


"Threat Suppression's research and training is on the cutting edge of public safety.

-Federal Bureau of Investigation

"A world class presentation by world class presenters."

-United States Department of Homeland Security

"One of the best training courses that we have ever hosted."

-United States Department of Energy

"Threat Suppression leads the nation as experts in school shooting prevention, mitigation and recovery."

-Willis Towers Watson Insurance Trust

"This training provided the solution to a problem that we have faced for years. Incredibly timely training."

-University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

"This training has created a virtual awakening throughout the Department of Defense."

-Department of Defense

Course Descriptions

9-1-1 Communication Considerations at Terrorism Events

9-1-1- Communicator Response to the Active Shooter/Active Assailant

Active Shooter Capable Guardian-Instruct, Evacuate, Shelter, Defend

Active Shooter in the Workplace

Active Shooter Incident Command: Beyond the 60-Minute Mark

Active Shooter Tabletop "Game"

Active Shooter Rescue Task Force Train-the-Trainer

Active Shooter Community Implementation

Adolescent Active Shooter: Psychology, Neuroscience, Motives, and Attack Indicators

Asymmetric Perpetrator Tactics and Counter-Assault Response

Complex Coordinated Attacks Community Readiness

Creating a Behavioral Assessment Team

Crisis Communications for Public Safety Agency Leaders

Crisis Management APR3: Assess, Plan, Rehearse, Respond, Recover

Emerging Trends in Terrorism

Evolution of Mass Violence Attacks

Hospital/Healthcare Active Shooter Response

Hospital/Healthcare Workplace Violence

Joint Public Safety Response to the Active Shooter

Joint Public Safety Response to Fire-as-a-Weapon

Joint Public Safety Response to Large Scale Civil Unrest

Law Enforcement and Fire Department Integration at Hostile Events

Law Enforcement Response to the Active Shooter Train-the-Trainer

Operational Rescue/High Threat Extraction Train-the-Trainer 

POWER: Place of Worship Emergency Response

Rescue Task Force Training

Rescue Task Force Train-the-Trainer

SAFE: Sanctuary Actions for Emergency

School Administrator Response to the  Active Shooter

School Resource Officer Response to the Active Shooter

Street Level Incident Command for Police Officers

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Train-the-Trainer

Tactical Fire Company Train-the-Trainer

Understanding Hate Crimes, Domestic Terrorism, and Homegrown Violent Extremism

WATCH: Workplace Awareness for Terrorism and Crimes in Hospitals

Wounding Patterns at Hostile Mass Casualty Event and EMS Best Practices

Workplace Violence Prevention and Response