All of my readers who are interested in active killer response tactics will love this book.
The author sent me a pre-production draft looking for feedback before publishing it. I read the book, gave Alain a few comments, and was honored when he asked my to write a “blurb” for the front matter of his new book. This is what I wrote:
“I have been studying the problem of active killer response for more than two decades. I’ve read every book available on the subject and have both attended and taught countless classes on the topic. Without question, Alain’s book is the absolute best reference for active killer response available on the market today. His advice is both thorough and driven by industry best practices. If you want to learn how to prevail in an active killer attack, you need this book in your library.”
Nothing has changed since I wrote that blurb months ago. This book is still THE BEST reference guide available for surviving mass killing events.
What impressed me the most about the book is that it is so incredibly thorough. As you can see below when you peruse the book’s table of contents, Alain has left no stone unturned while providing excellent advice about every active killer attack contingency.
Chapter 1: History of Mass Killings
Chapter 2: The Problem Defined
Chapter 3: Active Shooter Prevention
Chapter 4: Your Mind, Adrenaline, and Mindset
Chapter 5: Active Shooter Response Models
Chapter 6: Escape
Chapter 7: Deny
Chapter 8: Attack Back
Chapter 9: Stop the Bleeding
Chapter 10: When Law Enforcement Arrives
Chapter 11: Develop Your Plan Now
A Final Message
Appendix A: Business Plan Considerations
Appendix B: Lawsuits Against Organizations After Active Shooter Events
Appendix C: Training Courses
Appendix D: Suicide Bomber Threats and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Appendix E: Surviving Terrorist Vehicle Attacks
Appendix F: Active Shooter Lessons from The 15:17 To Paris
Lots of books give very specific advice about certain aspects of the attack cycle, but no other book is as comprehensive in scope as Survive a Shooting. It truly covers everything you need to know in order to prevail against one of these spree killers.
I could go on for days about why Alain’s book set a new standard of excellence for all future authors who want to cover the material, but reading that would only delay your purchase of this book for a few more minutes. That’s cruel and unusual punishment, so I’ll spare you the trauma. Just go out and buy this book!
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