Staying Alive


How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters: Supplemental Material

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*New! Audio Scenarios for mental simulation – located under Chapter 8 resources below*

Resources by Chapter:

Introduction to the “Staying Alive” video series

Introduction Video:
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Chapter 1: Assessment and Situational Awareness

Abe & Erin’s Story:
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Chapter 2: Pattern Matching & Recognition

Pattern Matching and Recognition Video:
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Chapter 5: Knowing the Signs of Violence

Warning Signs of Violence with with Safe Havens and Dr. Dewey Cornell:
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Chapter 7: The Importance of Preparing Properly

Web Course Resource:
IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship

Click here to visit FEMA’s Independent Study training site to take a web course on Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents. From the FEMA website: “This course provides leading practices and resources to assist elementary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, and houses of worship in developing emergency plans for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from mass casualty incidents.”

Web Course Resource:
IS-139: Planning for Organizational Crisis Response with Exercise Design

Click here to visit FEMA’s Independent Study training site to take their course on Exercise Design, IS-139. From the FEMA website: “This course covers the purpose, characteristics, and requirements of three main types of exercises: Tabletop exercises, Functional exercises & Full-scale exercises.” The course also addresses evaluating and enhancing exercises as we as how to design functional exercises.

Chapter 8: Mental Simulation

Using Mental Simulation (Video): Youtube /
Scenario 1 for Mental Simulation: Youtube /
Scenario 2 for Mental Simulation: Youtube /

Audio Scenarios for mental simulation:

Scenario 1 (MP3, 409KB)
Scenario 2 (MP3, 570 KB)
Scenario 3 (MP3, 411KB)
Scenario 4 (MP3, 364KB)
Scenario 5 (MP3, 319KB)

Chapter 9: In Self Defense: Is it Logical for You to Carry a Gun?

In Self Defense: Implications of carrying a weapon (Video): Youtube /

Important Considerations for Carrying a Gun

Chapter 10: The First 30 Seconds and The Window of Life

Window of Life thumbnailThe Window of Life (Video): Youtube /

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Chapter 13: Hope, Confidence and Resilience as Tools for Survival: You Can Do This!

Combat & Lessons for Every Day Crisis Stress: Youtube /
The Power of the Mind (Video): Youtube /

Chapter 14: Coping with Traumatic Stress

Coping with Traumatic Stress (Video): Youtube /

Conclusion: Staying Alive in Today’s World

Conclusion to the video supplement: Youtube /


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