Development and Upcoming Release

CPPS is excited to announce the development and upcoming release of its newest video program “When Lightning Strikes – How to Recognize and Respond to an Extreme Violence Event”.

Since releasing the groundbreaking video, “Shots Fired – Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation” in 2007 after the Virginia Tech University tragedy, we have seen Extreme Violence evolve beyond an individual with a gun. Because the reality is that these events can happen to anyone, in any place, at any time, CPPS has created this latest program to prepare any individual to become situationally aware of their surroundings, pick up on early indicators that something might be wrong, and respond effectively if “Lighting Does Strike” and they find themselves in an Extreme Violence event.

Below is a short video segment from the upcoming program and more in-depth description of what will be covered once complete. We anticipate releasing the full program in late July.

When Lightning Strikes — How to Recognize and Respond to an Extreme Violence Event

Extreme Violence… it’s in the media daily. We know it can happen in any part of the world and in settings that might have seemed unimaginable in the past. Areas that used to be considered Safe Havens (Concert Halls, Movie Theaters, Sporting Events, Shopping Centers, and even Houses of Worship) have recently been targets of Extreme Violence. And in today’s world environment, the threat of Extreme Violence can come in many forms… someone with a gun, a knife, a backpack bomb, or even a vehicle.

But even though Extreme Violence is increasing in frequency and will probably happen somewhere on any given day, the odds of it happening near you are remote… similar to your chances of being struck by lightning… but how many of us would stand next to a metal pole in a lightning storm?

This video program is designed to help individuals, including children ages 12 and up, become stakeholders in their own safety and security by learning to:

  • Recognize early indicators that an Extreme Violence event may be about to occur
  • Understand how to become “Situationally Aware” of their surroundings without being paranoid
  • Understand the difference between how “trained’ and “untrained” individuals respond in a crisis
  • Understand the role individuals have in surviving the “Extreme Danger Gap” – the time-frame from the onset of violence until the arrival of Law Enforcement
  • Understand key individual response strategies for surviving an Extreme Violence event
  • Know what to do when Law Enforcement arrives