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MERIT Active Shooter Response

This 4- or 8-hour training program is specifically designed to train participants on how to increase their chance of survival in an active shooter incident. It builds onto and works with the successful program of RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. MERIT focuses on instilling the mindset of recognizing and moving away from the violence and giving participants a plan of action.


MERIT focuses on instilling the mindset of recognizing and moving away from the violence and giving participants a plan of action.


Most people believe that during a crisis, such as an active shooter event, people panic and hysteria ensues. Studies have shown that people who lack training or a plan of action typically freeze or rationalize away what their senses are telling them as some kind of a nonthreatening event.


Our program does not consist of inappropriate photos or unnecessary gore. We rely on our experience as instructors and the science of the body’s response in a critical incident to formulate a comprehensive training program.


DPREP’s MERIT Active Shooter Response program can be taught in a four-hour or eight-hour block, with the eight-hour format including the “Stop the Bleed” training certification.


Attendees will be presented with case studies, training videos and a presentation. Attendees will leave with knowledge and practical skills to better prepare and respond to active shooter scenarios. Attendees will be certified in “Stop the Bleed,” immediate bystander care for the injured. Attendees may participate in a hands-on drill at the end of the presentation that will incorporate the tactics learned during the training session.