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||Includes bibliographical references and index.
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||Introduction -- Assessment and situational awareness -- "People detectors": using pattern matching and recognition to detect danger -- Security technologies and how they affect you -- Mitigation: reducing the negative impact of crisis situations -- Knowing the signs of violence -- Preparing your space -- The importance of preparing properly -- Programming your brain -- In self defense: is it logical for you to carry a gun? -- The first 30 seconds: the critical window of life -- Satisficing -- Active shooters: should you run, hide, or fight? -- Hope, confidence, and resilience as tools for survival: you can do this! -- Stress and traumatic stress -- How to cope effectively -- Words can hurt -- Conclusion. Life is a blessing.
||Mass shootings, home invasions, attacks on the general public... these are no longer the rare exception they once were. What can the average person do to stay safe? This book takes an honest look at the myths and truths surrounding mass casualty events, provides proven strategies for surviving violent incidents, and gives you safety concepts that can be applied to any emergency, man-made or natural.