Navigate360 strives for active shooter prevention, but we pioneered and innovated incident response. While protocols like ALICE Training are critically important, mindset is perhaps the largest factor in surviving a violent critical incident.
Fear is generally classified as an emotion. While panic is seen as a physical stress response, the two are connected. If they are combined, the experience is labeled extreme survival stress. This traumatic response is created by a combination of pre-existing conceptions and how startling the triggering event was. Thankfully, training can mitigate fear, and panic may be suppressed by situational awareness.
Watch as Brad Spicer, our National Director of Safety Preparedness and Emergency Management, introduces Navigate360’s new GAPS approach to prevent panic, manage stress and improve the probability of survival.
G: Goals. Learn the importance of setting goals and visualization.
A: Awareness. Learn how situational- and self-awareness prevent panic and improve response.
P: Panic. Learn to prevent the body’s stress response to panic.
S: Self-Talk: Learn how your internal dialogue drives success and counteracts panic.
GAPS provides tools to enhance your ability to respond to a critical incident and reduces the anxiety we all feel about the reality of active shooters and other emergencies.
National Director of Safety Preparedness and Emergency Management