G.O.T. Preparedness® Developing a Preparedness Mindset

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 on average six to eight minutes for law enforcement to arrive on the scene of an active shooter and by then, much of the damage has already been done.

Are You Prepared?

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 extraordinary. Security Sense is Common Sense.

Preparedness is a mindset. Replacing fear with confidence to react without hesitation can dramatically change the outcome when an ordinary day turn extraordinary.

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.

Preparedness Without Paranoia® seeks to foster an educated and engaged citizenry, from the kitchen table to the boardroom table. Security is personal.

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.

By replacing confusion with clarity, we mitigate the unforeseen costs of what has become a national crisis-immeasurable health, social, and economic consequences. The approach is both non-partisan and non-tactical by design. It is complimentary to the tactical concepts and operations employed by first responders; those brave men and women who deliberately run towards danger, not away.

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.

Active threat situations can occur where we work, where we learn, where we worship, where we serve, and where we play. Over the past several years, there has been an increase in the frequency of active shooter events. Our Active Threat Readiness (ATR) 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.

Preparedness Without Paranoia® provides educational, metric-based state of practice knowledge to individuals and organizations through scenario-based training; stakeholder engagements; and interactive self-based learning developed by experienced practitioners with academic rigor.

Enhanced situational awareness transcends every part of people's professional and personal life.

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.

Replace Fear With Confidence - Preparedness Without Paranoia®