Academic Online Training

Academic Online Training

Armed Violent Intruder Response (A.V.I.R.) Online Training

In 2012 there were over 80 incidents involving armed violent intruders in the United States. This translates to an incident occurring less than every 5 days. MDI defines an “armed violent intruder” as a person on school property with the means (weapon), opportunity (students, visitors, faculty and staff) and apparent intent (thought process) to inflict serious physical injury or death to others.

MDI classifies these incidents as "low propensity, high consequence." Once an armed violent intruder fires the first shot, the “Stopwatch of Death” begins ... and the consequences shock the conscious.

The armed violent intruder at Virginia Tech University murdered 32 people and wounded 25 others within 7 minutes ...
The armed violent intruder at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado murdered 12 people and wounded 58 others within 5 minutes ...
The armed violent intruder at Sandy Hook Elementary School murdered 26 people and wounded 2 others within minutes ...
Collectively these incidents equate to a murder attempt every 6-10 seconds ...

It is not likely that armed violent intruder incidents will stop in the near future. However, through the implementation of an effective policy, comprehensive training and the utilization of scenario-based drills, a school’s faculty and staff can significantly minimize the overall effects of such incidents.

Chief-Joe
MDI's tenacity is rivaled by few and I confidently support their life-saving efforts to ensure everyone goes home.
- Chief Joe Piccinini
Ret. Chief of Police |  
Lee’s Summit, Missouri Police Department

MDI has presented their lifesaving Armed Violent Intruder Response (A.V.I.R.) training curriculum to 1,000's of professionals across the United States. As a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to the dynamic lecture and breakout sessions, MDI has created an Online Training Series to further increase the likelihood that many others (who could not attend a presentation or workshop) will be able to benefit.

The A.V.I.R. online training segment has been specifically customized for the academic environment and exceeds regulations set forth by OSHA. It contains the core elements of MDI's principally-based doctrine that was created to empower education professionals through a series of reactive, principally-based action steps. Designed to be utilized as a quick response guide, it assists with proper decision making during the threat of an armed violent intruder.

Dynamic, lifesaving, proactive action steps, such as MDI's Out Principles, are discussed and demonstrated in detail. The various principles and strategies relating to restricting access and limiting the mobility of an armed violent intruder are also illustrated. This online training segment reveals various techniques that will enhance academic professionals’ existing skill set and further empower them to identify and recognize various danger cues in order to properly react.

Team MDI continues to employ extensive, real world, problem solving experience to create cutting edge training doctrine customized for academic professionals. The collective goal is to assist schools in providing a safe environment for all students, visitors, faculty and staff so they may continue to prosper in their endeavor to empower our children through learning.