Peeling Back the Onion: A Multi-Layered Approach to Security

Adding video cameras, a new access control system, and the 15-minute active shooter training video will surely be the best approach to building a comprehensive security program. We had an all-hands meeting complete with doughnuts and coffee!! All bases have been covered. Implementing this initiative will keep us clear of any liability issues in the […]

8 Steps to Prevent Violence in Schools.

Many schools nationwide lack a formal threat assessment protocol. The best way to prevent an active attack is to see the warning signs prior. Below we have given you eight steps to help in the process. The 8 Steps to Creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan: Step 1 – Establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team. […]

How do you know when it’s time for a refresher training?

Wash your hands, wear your mask, 6 feet apart, just a few phrases that are now ingrained in our heads. You don’t even think about these things anymore, you just do them. Now let’s imagine an industrial accident at your plant. An employee has their arm stuck in a machine and is bleeding profusely, or […]

Are You Training Just to Check a Box?

For some organizations, such as South Carolina Public Schools, Active Shooter Training Drills are mandatory. They’re a task on a to-do list and essentially a box that every school administrator is relieved to check off. Depending on what company you work for, Active Shooter Response Training may be mandatory as well. Many organizations are now requiring […]

5 Characteristics of a Survivor

There are two types of people in a crisis — those who act and those who do not. At ProActive Response Group, we talk a lot about having survivor’s mindset. It’s an important part of our training because in order to survive a violent encounter, you must first have the will to survive. In today’s blog article […]

4 Things That Could Save Your Life in an Active Shooter Situation

Surviving an active shooter event doesn’t have to be based on chance or luck. Survival can be trained, and with the right skills and proactive steps in your back pocket, you can be prepared for something as unpredictable as an active shooter event. Let’s discuss four key pieces of knowledge that really could save your […]

ProActive Response Group Approved as SHRM Recertification Provider

Greenville, SC January 24, 2020 – ProActive Response Group, a Greenville-based business that provides Active Shooter Response Training to schools, companies, religious establishments, and industrial facilities across the U.S. has been approved as a SHRM Recertification Provider. As a SHRM Recertification General Provider, ProActive Response Group can award SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) to HR professionals who […]

How to Address the Aftermath of a Workplace Violence Incident

It’s amazing how quickly a story of a workplace violence incident will go in and out of the news. From the perspective of an outside party reading the news or tuning in, active shooter events seem to be forgotten almost as quickly as they happen. The thing is, there’s a lot of aftermath a company […]

Does Your Company Need Active Shooter Insurance?

A brick and mortar business wouldn’t think of operating without fire insurance. And yet, did you know that a workplace shooting is more likely to happen than a fire? The fastest growing type of murder in the United States is workplace violence. Most people are unaware of this reality, which is why the idea of […]

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Chad Ayers

Chad Ayers served as Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. He has worked undercover in multiple state and federal investigations and in high-pressure environments, including active shooter events and hostage negotiations. Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as assistant team leader and also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD and is a frequent guest commentator for FOX News, Law & Crime Network, and On Patrol Live.

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Andy Sexton

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. His experience includes serving as an assistant SWAT team leader, involvement in high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues and the protection of dignitaries, working in criminal investigations (including armed robbery and homicide), and serving on the training committee for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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