Realistic Training Starts With You!

When assigned training dates for a required in-service training, do you look at your calendar and sigh with  disappointment or do you look forward in participating?  The truth? Everyone is well aware of all of our busy schedules and  life styles. Keeping that in mind, trainers are challenged to get participants motivated or in “the mood” to train.

In order to take full advantage of the training prepared, it’s important that participants come prepared. Not only mentally, but with the required equipment requested to accomplish the training goals.   With all of the current events, we are focused more and more in providing training that will prepare everyone to deal with societies trends.

The call for more and more training is heard everywhere, however no one answers how to accomplish that with the manpower shortages many agencies are experiencing.  As a result, we realize how valuable training actually has become.

Training Tip – If your attending training with a gun belt that was specifically purchased for training, your setting yourself  up for failure!  Train as you fight and where the gear you wear on the street.

So, the next time your looking down at your calendar, making arrangements around your training dates, take advantage of the opportunity and make sure you have all of the necessary equipment and the right mind set.




Retired Military and Law Enforcement, Author and current business owner of 1st Responders Tactical and Safety Training. Providing updated training and consultations to both the first responders community and the civilian community. Certified evaluator/instructor for Defensive Tactics, ASP, Firearms, Vehicle operations, Advanced Taser & Taser X26, Chemical munitions, less-lethal, flash bang and Aerosol certification. Basic submachine gun certification and Basic SWAT school certification. Retired SFC/E-7 after 21 Years of military service with the United States Army, Military Police Corps, and 24 months in Afghanistan in support of combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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