Training

Training for Places of Worship

Would it surprise you to hear us say that firearms training is not the most important thing when it comes to church security? 22three’s safety team training uses industry best practices to increase safety of individuals and families and respond to real-world threats with valuable skills in prevention and deterrence; conflict avoidance and de-escalation; protection and crisis response.

While we are a firearms training entity that holds a variety of classes and private training sessions multiple times each week, we would rather you deter and avoid a violent encounter than be in one – so our training starts there.

And, yes, this training is equally valuable for businesses, schools, and anyone who spends time in public places.

22three’s Training for Places of Worship Includes:

  • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Seminar: This key seminar provides the foundation, helping your safety team generate and agree on a game plan, and it’s brimming with invaluable information, outlines and helpful checklists to get you started.
  • Law and Use of Force in Ohio: Ensure your team members understand legal criteria for use of force; and better yet, learn how to avoid it in the first place.
  • Emergency First Aid/Trauma Fundamentals: Another important facet of a comprehensive safety response plan includes Emergency First Aid and Trauma Fundamentals. This class will teach valuable skills, helping prepare students to deal with severe life-threatening injuries or illnesses when seconds count, and EMS personnel and emergency room are minutes (or longer) away.
  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals: We train in front of the firing line in a wide variety of moving and shooting situations to help prepare you for the requirements of real-world, fast-paced, imperfect defensive shooting scenarios.
  • Site Visit: We’ll visit your site to conduct our own safety review and make recommendations to better secure the premises, taking into account the physical structure as well as the types of groups, activities and “traffic” you experience at various days and times throughout the week.
  • Shooting Qualification: As part of this program, or independently if desired, we will run your team members through a non-biased, independent shooting qualification because “I’ve been around guns all my life” is not a quantifiable measure. If you choose to have members of your team conceal carry, you will have peace of mind knowing they have the necessary level of proficiency.
Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Seminar

Participants will gain knowledge and specific tactics that can be used to thwart active shooters in public spaces, businesses, schools and places of worship. Find out what has been learned from an in-depth analysis of 165 Active Shooter events since Columbine. You will be given a clear snapshot of these events and specific information to help you prepare to counter and survive an active shooter event. We will address many important topics, which include but are not limited to: gun-free zones and victim responses that make a difference; knowing the signs and creating an emergency plan; and learning specific how-to's so that you are not an easy victim.

Through specific physical and on-physical deterrents, you can work to prevent a violent incident before it occurs. This foundational seminar will also help your team develop an appropriate response plan to be implemented during a violent encounter and a plan to mitigate the threat and save lives.

Law & Use of Force

This class focuses on crucial aspects of Ohio concealed carry law that your security team needs to get right. This 2-hour module includes a thorough discussion of reasonable force and deadly force requirements that must be met before any use of potentially lethal force can take place.

Responsibly-armed citizens need to keep themselves physically, morally, legally and financially safe. “Is now a good time for me to draw my firearm and potentially shoot this person?” is a question we must get right.

Emergency First Aid/Trauma Fundamentals

Emergency First Aid/Trauma Fundamentals

This class will teach valuable skills, helping prepare students to deal with severe life-threatening injuries or illnesses when seconds count, and EMS personnel and emergency room are minutes (or longer) away. Whether from an accident or illness, active killer event, hostage situation, bombing or terrorist scenario, learning to quickly assess a patient and handle significant issues such as serious bleeding, chest injuries, a compromised airway, and more can buy time and save your life or the lives of others.

EveryDay Carry

EDC Training Modules

EveryDay Carry (EDC) is a mindset that incorporates awareness and preparedness into our daily routine. Shooting in a lane at a stationary target in a controlled, no-stress situation is great for what it is, but it does not replicate the demands and challenges of a real-world defensive scenario. Each EDC class teaches good technique of important, new skills needed; and 22three is committed to teaching the “why” behind them so that your future practice time is more purposeful and beneficial. And while EDC topics are serious, 22three makes learning them fun.

Site Visit

We’ll visit your site to conduct our own safety review and make recommendations to better secure the premises, taking into account the physical structure as well as the types of groups, activities and “traffic” you experience at various days and times throughout the week.

OPOTA/FBI Qualification

By running your security team members through a non-biased firearms qualification course (either FBI or OPOTA, which stands for Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy), you’ll know that your team members possess the right knowledge, skills and attitude to help serve in a safety capacity at your place of worship.

A non-biased, third-party qualification is a valuable training tool in and of itself, and it takes the pressure off your leadership when it comes to approving specific individuals to be part of your security team.