This pro­gram was specif­i­cal­ly devel­oped for Fire Fight­ers and Para­medics. We lis­tened to your sto­ries, gath­ered your input and applied your feed­back. We have cre­at­ed a pro­gram that will enable you to feel safer in the work­place thus allow­ing you to focus your ener­gy and con­cen­tra­tion on the task at hand; sav­ing lives.

First respon­ders are often tar­get­ed for no oth­er rea­son than the uni­form they wear. First respon­ders sign up and com­mit to the peo­ple they serve. In order to ful­fill that com­mit­ment they have to main­tain their per­son­al safe­ty to be able to guar­an­tee that of the public.

Although the pub­lic is a pri­or­i­ty, you are “Num­ber 1”. The real­i­ty is if you go down, you are no bet­ter than the per­son you are respond­ing to. Let’s keep you up and in the game! We bet that you play hard­er off duty than you do on. Let’s keep you fit, healthy, and unin­jured to be able to enjoy the things you love in life!

The objec­tive of this pro­gram is to edu­cate par­tic­i­pants on how to avoid a hands on phys­i­cal encounter, to min­i­mize the oppor­tu­ni­ties of being the vic­tim of a spon­ta­neous assault, and how to de-esca­late a sit­u­a­tion using noth­ing more than communication.

Police, Fire, and Ambu­lance work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly to pro­tect the pub­lic. Let’s get on the same page to ensure EVERYONE goes home safe tonight.

Top­ics Included:

  • Define and iden­ti­fy aggres­sive behaviour
  • Iden­ti­fy trig­gers of aggres­sive behaviour
  • Explain and demon­strate pro­fes­sion­al presence
  • Explain and demon­strate verbal/ non-ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies to suc­cess­ful­ly de-esca­late conflict
  • How com­mu­ni­ca­tion can aid in iden­ti­fy­ing a poten­tial threat
  • Describe the applic­a­ble sec­tions in the Crim­i­nal Code of Cana­da that sup­port the use of force in cer­tain situations
  • Describe threat perception/ assess­ment in the con­text of per­son­al pro­tec­tion in the workplace
  • Explain spa­tial aware­ness as it relates to per­son­al safe­ty includ­ing rel­a­tive posi­tion­ing to patients/ clients
  • List fac­tors that affect proxemics
  • Demon­strate how to use the envi­ron­ment to your advan­tage to main­tain your per­son­al safety
  • Explain how to use the bud­dy sys­tem; con­tact and cov­er prin­ci­ples to max­i­mize per­son­al safety
  • Describe reac­tionary gap and its appli­ca­tion with the public
  • List pre-assault cues that are indica­tive of a poten­tial assault
  • Explain and demon­strate safer posi­tion­ing prox­i­mal to a client

Course Deliv­ery:

This pro­gram is an inter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tion that, although requires attendee par­tic­i­pa­tion, is not a hands on “self defence” class.

Course Length:

4 hours

Course Cost:

$1250 (plus GST)

Class Size:

Max­i­mum 25 Participants/ Class


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Inter­est­ed in bring­ing the “Num­ber 1” class to your team?

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Prices list­ed reflect pro­grams deliv­ered in the Greater Vic­to­ria area.  For those who are inter­est­ed in our pro­grams out­side of Greater Vic­to­ria, please con­tact us direct­ly for a quote.