Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRT). This is a broad term for a specialized subset of the security and protection industry.
Much like an executive protection team, a CIRT team is made up of sub-specialties.
Why is a CIRT team important?
Many workplace organizations face a significant array of challenges that can have an impact on workplace safety and wellbeing. This can range from life-threatening medical situations, suicidal ideation or attempt, acts of significant violence (lay-offs, firing, behaviourally unstable employee, to name a few) as well as mass casualty incidents like mass shooter incidents, and fire/bomb-related threats.
Why have a CIRT team when we can call the authorities?
Calling the authorities is always the safest option, and as they are commonly referred to as first responders. The challenge is real life and practical sense. Who is going to initially respond? Critical incidents can happen in an instant. Having a small group of specialized staff on-site ready, willing and prepared to respond can save lives, property, the public trust of corporate reputations, thus setting up the first responders with a high level of professional handoff.
How does SCOPE help with CIRT teams?
As CIRTs are a growing need of necessity, then building your skillset within this specialty can be highly advantageous. If you are effective as a patrol guard and seeking professional opportunities to rise to the occasion. While legitimately being of service to help others during critical times, then you want to start your training today.
What disciplines are recommend
As the world is an uncertain place, often referred to as VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, You need a complementary set of skills and education that bridges the gap between theory and reality.
Areas of Discipline include:
Tactical Emergency Critical Care - TECC (an upgrade to your existing first aid skills)
Verbal and Non-Verble identification and intervention ( understanding the stages of escalation and effective resolution)
TacComs (Tactical Communications, utilizing radio, in-person, written and digital methodology)
Physical Intervention (reality-based, evidence-driven training and education program that prepares you for physical intervention and critical resolutions)
We offer the course required towards a higher level professional path. By enrolling in the SCOPE CIRT courses, you will receive certification in TECC, CPI’s Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (2-day program) TacComs Level 1 and AVERT 2 Day physical program.
With this foundation, you will be able to provide your employer and clients with a level of value and give yourself a platform to grow as you develop additional skillsets within the security industry and specialties.