Bleeding Control Kit and Training Saves Anderson Teacher’s Life

Greenville, SC July 31, 2019 – In the fall of 2018, Anderson County District One Schools made what turned out to be a lifesaving investment. They gave every employee the opportunity to take part in Active Shooter Response Training from ProActive Response Group. The training included instruction on how to stop massive bleeding, and the […]

Preventing Workplace Violence: Office Security Is Not the Same as Training

A lot of employers are trying figure out if advanced security is an effective way to protect their employees from workplace violence. Putting your entire workforce through an active shooter response training course seems a little too intense. It’s not something employers want to even think about, much less ask their employees to participate in. […]

Do Your Students Feel Safe at School?

Things that make students feel unsafe at school can range from bullying in the cafeteria to an unconcerned teacher in the classroom. In a world where school shootings are an imminent and unpredictable threat, schools must do everything they can to protect students’ safety and also make them feel safe. Creating a safe and healthy learning environment […]

4 Things Teachers Need to Know to Be Effective in an Active Shooter Situation

A school shooting — It’s every teacher’s worst nightmare. Yet, school shootings have become so common that teachers cannot help but wonder how they might respond if such an event occurred at their school. But wondering about your response does no good when nightmares become reality. It’s critical that schools plan for active shooter events with urgency, training teachers and staff to respond […]

How Do I Make My School’s Active Shooter Drill a Positive Experience?

If you work for a school in the state of South Carolina, or you have a child who attends one, you are probably well aware of the law that was passed last year, requiring all public schools to hold two active shooter drills per year. Doing the drill is not up for debate, but every public school has some flexibility […]

ProActive Response Group’s Training Program Achieves SLED-Curriculum-Compliance, First Organization in the State to Attain the Title

Greenville, SC April 11, 2019 – ProActive Response Group, a local organization that provides Active Shooter Response Training to schools, companies, religious establishments, and industrial facilities, has received official recognition by SLED for its training curriculum, which is compliant with SLED standards. ProActive Response Group is the first organization in the state of South Carolina […]

Beyond the Bleed: How to Spot and Treat Injuries When There’s No Bleeding

Stopping the bleed is essential to saving lives during an active shooter event or any other type of emergency. But bleeding isn’t the only sign of a serious injury, and it certainly is not the only type of injury you could encounter after an act of violence. In order to treat injuries, you must also know how to […]

Debunking 4 Emergency Medical Treatment Myths

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, whether it’s an active shooter event at work or a car accident on the interstate, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of a fast response. Sadly, there are a lot of myths floating around out there that can squelch a civilian first responder’s confidence and even hinder their ability to provide life-saving […]

How should I respond to injuries if I encounter a car accident?

Many people go through their entire lives and never have to provide emergency medical treatment to save someone’s life. But what if tomorrow you’re driving home from the grocery store or to your son’s soccer game, and you witness a serious car accident? Obviously, you call 911, check to see the severity of injuries or […]

Best Practices of Tourniquet Application: Clearing Up the Confusion

Tourniquets like the CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet) have been around for decades, but the conception of tourniquet application was invented long before that. It’s no surprise, then, that over such an extensive timeline, rules about applying tourniquets have changed in ways big and small. Each tweak of the process and adjustment to protocol has been the result of dedicated research and […]

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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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