Surviving an Active Shooter Incident

Active Shooter Training Increases Awareness, Enhance Preparedness, and Keep Your Employees Safe.

You are ready to provide the safest possible environment for your employees. You’ve come to the right place.

Your team faces a vast array of situations both at the workplace and off the job. You want them to be as prepared as possible. Give them up-to-date information and hands-on experience for an event that is unpredictable, unfolds quickly and one in which fast decisions and actions save lives. When your team feels energized and empowered, they are more productive, focussed and present.

From Columbine to the Clackamas Town Center, Sandy Hook and Umpqua Community College, the FBI reports Active Shooter incidents are on the rise. Training for such a situation, one of the worst case scenarios imaginable, is important because knowing what to do and making fast decisions save lives.

This workshop is an engaging one-hour presentation followed by on-site practice. Your team will get hands-on experiences where they work. This training enables faster decisions when every second counts. 

Silvia can work with your whole group or consult directly with your safety team.

Investment: $495/hour – 2 hour minimum

Travel: Negotiated beyond the Portland Metro Area.


Consider the four-hour hybrid Self Defense/De-escalation/Active Shooter workshop.

Your investment: $1695

Contact Silvia to discuss options.


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Finding Empowerment within the Upsetting Context of Mass Shootings – An Interview with SAC Kieran Ramsey, FBI Portland

This workshop covers:


Learn about Active Shooter Incidents in the US which put our current day situation in context. Time for questions and discussion give your team the space to process our changing landscape.

~ Knowledge is Power!


Learn the specifics about the strategic response developed by the FBI. This allows your team to breathe a little more freely knowing they have the most up-to-date information to survive an active shooter situation.

~ Be Decisive!


Hitting pads provides a much needed release after a presentation about this topic. Preparation and planning give your staff courage and mean they’ve got what it takes to keep a steady heartbeat and a clear head in any situation.

~ Peace of Mind!

Silvia’s Street Creds


Sixth Degree Black Belt – Over Three Decades of Teaching and Training

Master’s Degree in Education – Focus on Special Needs

National Women’s Martial Arts Federation – Certified Empowerment Self Defense Instructor

Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

FBI Portland CAAA Executive Board: Family, Safety, Community

When our safety committee was tasked with putting together an Active Shooter Preparedness Plan, I invited Silvia to come to our office to share her knowledge on this important topic. Her presentation was engaging and included all of the pertinent information necessary for our committee to create a clear and concise plan for our organization.

Kara Long, SHRM-CP, PHR

Senior Advisor - Human Resources, Education Northwest