Active Shooter Training

AVERT is training developed by professional law enforcement, private security and medical experts.

AVERT is Active Violence Emergency Response Training. Through realistic training and situations, AVERT will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to escape, evade, or attack during an active violence incident.

AVERT is for any number of organizations, from healthcare organizations, hospitals, schools, colleges, businesses, churches, and event venues. Created by experts, AVERT goes far beyond what you will find anywhere else.

Our training focuses on skills once reserved for first responders, now adapted for the general public. Everything we do is informed by our direct experience in the trenches of emergency prevention and management.

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Effective Methods Of Bleeding Control

Darcy Leutzinger

Darcy has over 30 years of law enforcement and private security expertise.

He served in various positions including Field Training Officer, Undercover Narcotics Officer, Detective, and Patrol Executive Lieutenant before retiring from the position of Executive Lieutenant of the Special Investigations/Narcotics Enforcement for the Warren, Michigan police department, a municipality that borders Detroit.

During his tenure with the Warren PD, Darcy served as Commander of the SWAT team for 23 years.

Darcy was responsible for developing an executive protection team, investigation team, and training program for a Fortune 500 conglomerate. He is also a former Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT/Paramedic) and qualified as Fire Fighter 1 with the State of Michigan. He also previously served as Senior Instructor/Coordinator for the Macomb Emergency Services Training Center and SWAT Basic/Advanced School.

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Lindsay Gietzen

Lindsay is a professor and program director at one of the top research universities in the world where she specializes in simulation and educational evaluation.

As a physician’s assistant, she practiced in emergency/trauma medicine in Detroit, Michigan and then specialized in neurological surgery, leading a team that developed and performed many procedures for the first time in the United States.

She is a Member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant Education Association, and Director at Large of the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants.

Lindsay is currently serving an appointment to the American Council on Education, where she is an expert faculty evaluator for military medical programs on behalf of the Department of Defense.

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Trusted by clients

Here are just a few of our valued customers who have trained with the AVERT program. Appropriate for all types of organizations and industries, AVERT helps you plan for emergencies by dynamically teaching individuals and teams how to react in active violence and life-threatening bleeding situations.

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