BUSINESS • HEALTHCARE • HOSPITALITY • SCHOOLS
SMALL TO MIDSIZE BUSINESSES
We believe that companies owe their employees two critical things: the skills to avoid or survive workplace violence, and a long-term plan to stay in business so they can remain employed. Both are often overlooked for small businesses, so that’s why we created the “outsourced security department” that they need.
Our primary focus for a small to midsize business is on training & BCM, and our clients typically have revenue up to $25M and anywhere from 5 to 1,000 employees. Our services are critical for leased facilities like co-working office spaces, retail, local small chain restaurants, small warehouses, and boutique movie theaters or smaller entertainment facilities. We also work with non-hospital private practice and medical facilities such as dentists, imaging centers, private practice doctors, and pain management clinics. We offer a discount for nonprofit organizations as well.
SCHOOLS / YOUTH GROUPS
Securing the future is the heart of our business. We offer training for schools, students, youth groups and even small groups to give kids the knowledge they need to get home safely. Courses were created with consultation from youth mental health experts, NYPD Special Victims detectives, licensed therapists and other specialists. Courses are available online or in person. Parents are welcome to attend with students.
Our training is thoroughly researched and created in-house. For example, our Anatomy of Fear active shooter training teaches you to work with your instincts to increase your safety, rather than trying to make Natalie or Joe from Accounting into a ninja. Our Crisis Leadership workshop helps you create a stronger, resilient workplace culture that will save you money by reducing turnover and improving long term adaptability.
Our BCM consulting is based on the global gold standard from Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), regularly used by large companies. Small businesses miss out because they don’t have a dedicated BCM team. While there are free downloadable templates for BCM online they are incomplete and provide no path to create a robust, successful plan.
We do the heavy lifting of BCM while working with you to increase your resilience, all at small business prices.
First Defense Solutions is your one-stop-shop for rethinking security and long term resiliency planning. Contact us today to see how we can help you.