Security sense is common sense that everyone can learn and apply, as ordinary really as fastening your seat-belt without thinking about it. It is a skill set that can be learned at a very early age and carried throughout life. A preparedness mindset can be implemented quickly, cost-effectively, and nationally, it saves lives. Security sense is common sense.

Today, "active shooter" is top of mind for Americans-it is a threat that is real, pervasive and debilitating, leaving countless lives encumbered by uncertainty and fear. It takes an average of 6-8 minutes for law enforcement to arrive on the scene of an active shooter and by then, much of the damage has already been done. We believe that individuals are always the initial responders in a catastrophic event and can be better prepared to change the outcome when an ordinary day turns into an extraordinary one.


Preparedness Without Paranoia® fosters an educated, engaged, and empowered public, allowing Individuals to develop a preparedness mindset and replace fear with confidence.

Preparedness Without Paranoia®

Preparedness Without Paranoia® provides education and training for individuals to gain a heightened situational awareness and understanding of today's multidimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, and become empowered to take effective action without hesitation. By replacing confusion with clarity, we mitigate the unseen costs of what has become a national crisis-immeasurable health, social, and economic consequences. The approach is non-tactical by design. It is complementary to the tactical concepts and operations employed by first responders; those brave men and women who deliberately run towards danger, not away.

We understand that Active Threat is not confined to active shooters; it includes insider threat, terrorism, and workplace violence. We believe a prepared and engaged individual is the best defense to any active threat.

We take enormous pride in the fact that we have provided hundreds of preparedness workshops across the country. In the process, we learned that preparedness education at the K-12 level was a missing element. We developed an approach that integrates education, engagement and empowerment we call Preparedness Without Paranoia® which is applicable from the classroom to the boardroom.

Preparedness is a mindset and the foundation for resiliency at an individual and community level which requires a holistic approach, not a single-threaded tactical solution.

Six to Eight Minutes

We know that in most active threat situations it takes an average of six to eight minutes for the first responders to arrive and that time can be best used to take the advantage away from an individual seeking to do harm.

Replacing fear with confidence to react without hesitation can dramatically change the outcome when an ordinary day turns into an extraordinary one without warning.

G.O.T. Preparedness® is designed to provide educational and training resources for individuals and organizations to prepare for, respond to, and recover from active threat situations which introduce fear and uncertainly in areas where we work, where we learn, where we worship, where we serve, where we heal, and even where we play.

Our Active Threat Readiness Training (ATR) Course is designed to understand the nature of threat and prepare without paranoia should an ordinary day turn extraordinary. Threats can occur where we work, learn, worship, serve, heal, and play.

Over the past several years, there has been an increase in the frequency of active shooter events. This course is designed to help Prepare Without Paranoia, to be a survivor when that ordinary day becomes extraordinary.

This course is divided into 4 online training modules which make up the core Resilience Cycle.


The ability to recognize potential threats before they happen, and recognize risk factors that may lead individuals to commit a violent attack.


Comprehensive planning and rehearsal for threats posed by fire, natural disasters, active shooters, or other instances of violence.


A series of actions taken by organizations and individuals in response to an ongoing active threat with the intent of saving lives and ending the threat.


A range of actions after an event including medical care, changes in work environments, change in response planning, temporary relocation during restoration, and organizational and community support in the process of healing.