SAN FRANCISCO – Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, today announced that it will be offering free access to active shooter training on its PoliceOne, FireRescue1 and EMS1 Academy platforms in an effort to better prepare departments across the nation to respond to the growing number of incidents nationwide.

“Our mission at Praetorian Digital is to help first responders and local government leaders better prepare and respond to the wide range of threats our communities face,” said Alex Ford, CEO of Praetorian Digital. “With the growing frequency of active shooter incidents and the recent tragedies like what we saw in Parkland recently and Las Vegas last fall combined with the lack of widely available training, we’re committed to not only providing insight and articles on our network of site but also opening up courses on the Academy platforms to help keep our communities safe.”

The course on PoliceOne Academy, Active Shooter: Phases and Prevention, covers the mindset and five phases of an active shooter incident, from planning through execution. Proper recognition, prevention strategies, behavioral studies and potential barriers faced by law enforcement are also covered.

The course on FireRescue1 Academy and EMS1 Academy, EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents, teaches recognizing and properly utilizing the terminology, the proper medical interventions associated with tactical medical response and covers the proper functions of a rescue task force and casualty collection point.

“What was unthinkable only a few decades ago is now frequent. The urgency and importance we place on proper training before these incidents occur will make an enormous difference in preventing and responding to these events and, we hope, will ultimately save lives,” said Ford.

The courses can be accessed through the following web pages:

PoliceOne –
FireRescue1 Academy –
EMS1 Academy –

The courses will be available free of charge for 30 days to all members of each site (verified members for PoliceOne), and membership to the sites is also free of charge.

About Praetorian Digital
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company and software-as-a-service (SaaS) training provider in the public safety and local government market, with a suite of properties dedicated to the distribution of trusted information and mission-critical training resources that help first responders and government officials better protect and serve their communities. Each of our properties – including,,, and – offer up to date news, analysis, workflow solutions and training as well as a grant assistance platform that has assisted departments and local governments in securing more than $150 million in funding to date.

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