Course Description

Client specific for adaptation to the specific needs of your organization, these seminars and scenario-based training from 2 The Rescue promote effective employee skills to improve situational security. They also enhance personnel safety when dealing with agitated or unmanageable individuals or groups in office settings, public forums and street environments. Approved by MCOLES, EMS and the Michigan State Tax Commission, these comprehensive courses explore proven techniques of awareness and recognition that emphasize de-escalation, avoidance over confrontation and how to respond. Courses can be taken individually or in combination. Areas that will be addressed include:

  • Developing de-escalation techniques
  • Enacting contact-and-cover measures
  • Enhancing listening skills
  • Improving situational awareness
  • Increasing drug, bomb and extremist awareness
  • Learning stance and positioning best practices
  • Optimizing active shooter responses
  • Practicing run-hide-fight measures
  • Reducing worker stress and burnout
  • Recognizing verbal and non-verbal indicators
  • Understanding preparatory and execution indicators
  • Utilizing the OODA (observe, orient, decide and act) loop
  • And more

Professions Served

The following professions are best suited for this course. If you have questions about using this course for other professions not listed, please contact us.

  • EMTs and paramedics
  • Employees at:
    • Government facilities
    • Entertainment venues
    • Private companies
  • Firefighters
  • Police and public safety officers
  • School administrators and educators
  • Tow truck drivers and wrecker personnel
  • Church safety teams
  • Security companies


“Just wanted to thank you for doing a tremendous job with the training on threat assessment and communications. I have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the content and knowledge of the material.” Darryl Lancaster, Metro Health Security Supervisor, Grand Rapids, MI

“Thanks for the beneficial but fun experience. It was truly a pleasure meeting you both as well, great job in keeping our attention. The interaction was phenomenal, and I would do it all over again and again. I can’t thank you enough for your time, efforts, and fun loving attitudes. You both are greatly appreciated, and truly a lifesaver.” Antonia Thomas Appraiser II, Detroit, MI

“Thank you so much for your impressive presentation you delivered to over 80 governmental employees at Southeastern Chapter Michigan Assessors Association continuing education class. If you develop any new classes, please let me know, our members are requesting your return.” Kim Miller SECMMA & WCAAO Board Member, Wayne County, MI

“Loved the class. Terry and Mike are very good instructors. Definitely learned valuable everyday life safety. I liked how they tied their jobs into our Assessing positions.” Debra R. Johnson Assessor Union Township, Grand Traverse County, MI

“THANK YOU for such an amazing training session!! I refer to it as “entertainment-learning with a safety twist!” I can hands down say it was the best training of any type I have ever attended. The knowledge you shared/provided was very well presented, and obviously backed by your own experience.” Elizabeth Zabik, Deputy Director & Property Appraiser Cheboygan County, MI

“The interactive parts were very helpful, as well as the videos. I loved that it wasn’t a rigid by the book class. These guys were funny and kept your attention all throughout the class. Best class I’ve taken yet!” Unknown, Kent County Learning & Development

“Your class was by far the most interesting that I’ve ever attended. No way you can sleep through this one. Loved it! Thank you for your service both on and off the force.” Lisa Finch, Mason County Assessors Association, Morton Township, MI

“You more than exceeded my expectations– but I already knew that based on my previous interactions with you both as well as the class. I had a blast– as did everyone who attended and I thank you again for making the very important subject matter engaging and involved for my staff and coworkers.” Jacqueline C., Amway Hotel Corporation Security Manager, Grand Rapids, MI

“Thank you for the excellent training you provided for our staff. We knew we were onto a good thing when nearly everyone who was scheduled for Friday’s session attended that day!” Julie V., Kent County Friend of Court, Grand Rapids, MI

“I attended the Threat Assessment class and thought it was the best and most relevant class I have ever attended. I have been an assessor for the last 20 years, past EMS first responder and current township supervisor. I would call this a “must attend” class for anyone who deals with the public. This was not a canned lecture and certainly gave me the skills to improve my safety.” Matthew N., Charlton Township Supervisor, Johannesburg, MI

“The two of you do a great job of making people aware of a lot of things they are oblivious to. I learned from your seminar, I enjoyed your seminar, and I have recommended it to the Ohio County Auditors (assessors) Executive Director for inclusion in one of our upcoming meetings. I enjoyed it and I would attend again.” Richard H., ASA, CAE, MAI, CRE, FRICS, Findley, OH

“My members have not stopped talking about your wonderful class! Thank you so much! Thank you for offering a must need class.” Kim M., President, WCAAO, Dearborn, MI

“Excellent class/training for keeping yourself and coworkers safer. The best class I’ve had since becoming an assessor! “Retreat is always an option” (until it’s too late). Thanks for making me “aware of being aware.” Mark R., Gaylord, MI

“Took your class on Thursday in West Branch. Six of the best CE credits I will ever earn. Thank you both so much!!!!” Julie T., Houghton Lake, MI

“You both did a great (FANTASTIC) job. The feedback I am getting is that it was awesome. Very detailed and very descriptive. Thanks to both of you for putting on such a great class.” Dino L., Whitmore Lake, MI