Kevin Cyr (RCMP SWAT) joins Marcus with Echelon Front’s Codey Gandey. Codey is part of the Echelon Front staff and is the lead for their First Responder Training program. Codey has worked with a variety of agencies and has personally worked with Kevin’s full-time swat team in British Columbia. The group discusses common challenges agencies face and how Echelon can help your team succeed.
Participants will be tested in numerous courses of fire designed to replicate deployment conditions using a variety of skill sets and positions. All courses of fire will be completed as a 2-person team, and a winning team will be established during the event based on overall demonstrated performance. Most events will be conducted at 200 yards or less, but an extended distance event may be included. Attendees should bring a minimum of a scoped rifle, backpack, deployment gear, 100 rounds of factory-grade ammunition, a gas mask, spotting scope or binoculars, and a tripod.
An organization that tries to be in control of everything will not be successful in crisis. In our efforts to bring order to chaos, the overwhelming focus is to gain control of everything possible. We attempt to control the first responders: the police, fire, EMS and the bystanders who take initiative to help in the response. We intend to control the victims and the bad guys.
About a half-mile from the White House, a presentation on online extremism is taking place at George Washington University (GW). The precise setting, however, is unusual: The event is in the physics building, rather than one of the political science halls across the street, and the discussion is being led by a fast-talking and personable British physicist.
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