Active Shooter events are rare, but can happen anytime & anywhere. Having a plan, and practicing the plan, is critical to saving lives if the unthinkable happens. This course provides the basic tools needed using our Safe – Secure – Survive strategy.
It’s unfortunate that this course is needed, but just like fire drills and evacuation plans, an active shooter plan is important to help save lives in case of this unlikely but very possible event. Taught by experienced SWAT officer Ben Cothran, this course aligns to the Active Shooter guidelines from FEMA and DHS, and includes links to additional resources from those agencies to help individuals and companies develop their Active Shooter / Emergency Action Plan.
These seven modules use a combination of dramatic re-enactments, on-location filming in real world environments, and Bigger Brains’ award-winning Teacher/Learner style to keep students engaged and help improve retention.
Bigger Brains Founder and President Chip Reaves is a serial entrepreneur who has started five successful companies. An Atlanta native, Chip began fixing computers for small businesses in the 1980's while studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech. After 10 years building a successful IT Service Practice in Atlanta, Chip founded the Computer Troubleshooters franchise system alongside Wilson & Suzanne McOrist, which became the world's largest computer service franchise and received multiple awards from Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, and AllBusiness.
Chip has been interviewed on TV and other major media on topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship, including ABC News, BusinessWeek TV, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and is a member of Jim Blasingame's "Brain Trust" on SmallBusinessAdvocate. In 2010 Chip was listed among the Top 150 most influential people in small business IT by SMB PC magazine.
Chip lives with his wife Maren and step-daughter Meg in Anderson, South Carolina where they also co-own a Computer Troubleshooters franchise location. In his spare time Chip is very active with his church and local charities, and consults with two aid organizations serving Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.