Be a Hero: The Essential Survival Guide to Active-Shooter Events

Be a Hero: The Essential Survival Guide to Active-Shooter Events


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Dealing with the unthinkable
It’s never going to be you. Then one day you hear the clatter of automatic fire at the mall. You have been drawn into the chaos and terror of an active shooter event. What do you do? Who do you turn to?

Be a Hero is the essential guide to terrorist attacks that will help you survive. Former Special Air Service terror expert John Geddes will explain how to cope with a life-threatening event. He shows you how to make clear decisions and beat the odds by:

Dealing with fear through simple and effective techniques to bring the chemical urges generated by terror at least partially under control
Escaping and evading when possible, using everyday objects and landmarks for protection
Fighting back if needed, with methods to disarm an active shooter and to use items at hand as weapons
Using a weapon if you are licensed to carry, shooting to kill without collateral damage or being mistaken for a perpetrator
Providing medical assistance to deal with traumatic battlefield injury and save lives

This is not a book primarily for survivalists and ‘preppers.’ Be a Hero is a book for ordinary men and women who could find themselves in the middle of an extraordinary moment. It will help them find the hero inside—and live to tell the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510721234
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 588,756
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Geddes is a highly commended ex-SAS warrant officer. He was a sniper specialist and patrol medic, and fought on operations alongside US Delta Force. Later he worked on high-risk protection roles for media clients in Iraq, and he now runs protection training regimes and consults with US state and federal law enforcement agencies. Geddes lives in Orlando, Florida
Alun Rees is a freelance journalist and author. He has covered conflicts across the globe in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He also covered the two most deadly active shooter events in the history of the UK. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Don Mann is a bestselling author and a former member of Navy SEAL Team Six (retired) who played a crucial role in some of America’s most daring military missions for more than two decades. His books include Inside SEAL Team Six, The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook, and the Thomas Crocker thrillers.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: The Big Picture 1

Chapter 1 The Fear Factor 11

Chapter 2 What If? 19

Chapter 3 The Question of Cover 33

Chapter 4 Disruption 49

Chapter 5 Confront and Attack 59

Chapter 6 Knives 79

Chapter 7 I Have a Gun Too! 83

Chapter 8 First Response 91

Chapter 9 Smartphones at the Attack Scene 101

Chapter 10 Lessons to Be Learned 111

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