Ti Training LLC, an industry leader in interactive simulation and training systems, announces the release of a School Safety and Active Shooter Response Training Pack designed for use on all Ti Training systems. This is the first release of school-based training scenarios since the company partnered with the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriffs Office and John McDonald, executive director of security and emergency management at the Jefferson County School District.
The seven scenarios in the pack include training on verbal commands to deescalate potential threats, the use-of-force options in an active shooter response, and training for educators responsible for school safety.
“It’s a new reality that educators have to be trained and prepared for,” said McDonald. “When you can find a company that provides law enforcement training in a simulated environment and we can translate that into education, now we’re doing something that has never been done before and it’s thinking outside the box. The Ti software allows us to put teachers inside a simulator and start the “what if" process. They get to see their results, receive immediate feedback, and decide 'what are my options.'”
Since Ti Training believes training saves lives, the pack will be released to all existing Ti Training customers for free. Any Ti Training customer that has purchased a fixed system will receive the training pack as a bonus.
“The true value of a training simulator is that mistakes can be made without anyone getting hurt,” said Todd Brown, vice president of training at Ti Training. “It is the fastest and best way to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills for these types of incidents.”