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CRI is licensed to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education

702-222-3489    888-260-7050




Duration:  4 days


Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada


Course Summary:  While working overseas, especially in the Middle East, Bosnia, Africa and Latin America, it is not always wise to solely rely on outsourced security for safety and protection against terrorism.  We have designed this course for contractors who want to put their safety in their own hands.  This course is fast paced with long hours, up to 10-12 hour days.


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Primary learning modules:  The course is broken down into SEVEN main modules:


Escape from Captivity

Tactical Medicine

Tactical Shooting

Countering Ambushes

Defensive Tactics

Suicide Bombers, Car Bombs, IED's and Alarms

Israeli Close Quarter Combat (CQB)


   Escape from Captivity:


Releasing from being tied by a rope, duct tape, wire and/or handcuffs

Learning to deal with emotional/psychological abuse

Surviving beheading attempts & execution attempts by firearms

Surviving drowning attempts & execution attempts by edged weapons

Stealth Tactics

Deceptive approach while escaping

Working in completely dark environments

Sabotage techniques in order to prevent enemy pursuit

Correct movement around motion sensors

Counter car-jacking & commandeering a vehicle while escaping

Starting a vehicle without a key

Physical attack while seated in a vehicle

Management of team hostages in order to escape successfully

Taking down enemy guards

Booby trapping an area for deception while escaping

Recognizing various types of explosives and devices

Manipulating electricity and other technologies against captors

Deceptive views of enemy transportation infrastructure

Escaping tactics in severe situations when convoy has been destroyed by the enemy

Deceptive communication techniques with other hostages

Fighting effectively after being partially immobilized or wounded


Tactical Medicine:


Tactical Medicine in a combat environment

Care under the most life-threatening conditions

Priorities of administering first aid under fire

HCAPER - Trauma Casualty assessment, body search

Basic and Intermediate airway management

Open and Closed chest wounds and decompression


Hemorrhage management including tourniquet use

Patient Assessment: Triage, Primary and Secondary Surveys

The realities of setting up an efficient triage system

Basic and Intermediate Airway Management

Hemorrhage/Bleeding Management–Tourniquets/Hemostatic Agents

Basic Life Support: Artificial Respiration & CPR

Cervical Spine Injuries and Immobilization

Musculo-skeletal Injuries and Splinting

Emergency Wound Care and Infection Management

Environmental Emergencies (heat, cold, drowning)

Burns and Blast Injuries

The differences between law enforcement and military field care

Best methods for transporting your gear while on the scene

Right equipment and supplies for a tactical medical kit

Medical kit development - Equipment for combat

Patient extrication/movement

Tactical vs non tactical decisions & Medical-Legal Issues


Tactical Shooting:


Tactical Israeli Point Shooting.

Basic & advanced pistol and rifle operations.

Sight Picture / Sight Alignment.

Simulative, instinctive and reactive shooting.

Procedures for drawing weapons.

Magazines changes

One hand magazine changes.

Shooting while kneeling.

Shooting from the prone position.

Shooting while failing back (surprise exercises).

Shooting at moving targets (side, front, diagonal).

Shooting while injured and disoriented.

Shooting while in motion (running, walking).

Shooting from and around cover.

Using cover while shooting:  left, right, above, below.

Shooting from a moving vehicle (static and dynamic).

Quick recovery from weapon jams (Immediate action drills).

Weapons transition (pistol to rifle).

Procedures for tactically exiting a vehicle.

Dynamic movement forward and backwards (bounding)

High to low and back to high position shooting (elevators)

Dynamic drills using handguns and assault rifle.

High emotional and mental pressure and tension exercises.

Basic weapons disarmament including handguns and assault rifles.


Countering Ambushes:


Sharp shooting tactics to eliminate an ambush within 10 seconds

Enemy sniper detection and elimination

Counter Assault Team Drills

Ambushes & Counter/ Anti-ambush tactics

Location attacks

Surviving the kill zone

Assisting a team under stress

Surviving mob attack

Controlling multiple individuals

Techniques for taking down insurgents after the motorcade has been immobilized


Defensive Tactics:


Tactical thinking, weapons retention and disarmament

Weapons disarmament including handgun and assault rifles

Fighting in a professional and devastating way to an aggressor

Understanding pressure points and the weak points in the human body

Countering joint locks, grabs, punches, kicks and choking

Ground fighting and countering Brazilian Jui Jit Su

"Trick" fighting tactics and also how to counter them

Correct timing in a street confrontation 

Surviving attacks from Multiple attackers

Countering attacks with broken bottles, chains, batons, tire iron, etc.

Dealing with attacks involving axes, ropes for strangulation, etc.

Surviving in a vehicle surrounded by 3 to 4 armed hostile captors

Physical attack while you are seated in your vehicle

Fighting effectively after being partially immobilized or wounded

Handling expert and severe brutal knife attacks from multiple attackers

Knife throwing techniques

Disarming an assailant with a knife or sharp object

Physical & mental conditioning

Developing speed, coordination, stamina, strength, and flexibility


Suicide Bombers, Car Bombs, IED's and Alarms:


IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) constructing and recognizing

Understanding the mechanisms of the suicide bomber's device

Various methods of scanning a vehicle for booby trap explosives

Detecting booby traps on the roadways

Use of dogs and other animals as explosive delivery tools

Recognizing booby traps against police or military

Explosives & Letter bombs basics

Terrorist use of unconventional explosives

Israeli method of tripwire detection

Personnel searching techniques

Disabling enemy alarm systems


Israeli Close Quarter Combat (CQB):


Introduction to room clearing techniques

Tactical Israeli Point Shooting

Basic & Advanced CQB

Basics of stealth and dynamic entries

Clearing in limited visibility

Tactical planning, tactics and situational awareness

Single level building techniques

Individual to 12-man team deployment during entries

Evacuation procedures:  hostages and casualties

Hi-tech use and deployment for hostage rescue or raids

Evacuation procedures:  hostages and casualties

Rapid evacuation of hostages

Correct handling of enemy bodies

Dealing with booby traps in the building

Tripwire, step line devices detection

Tactical use of flashlight and laser in buildings

Silent communications & Silent/Noisy approach

Tactical handcuffing techniques

Stealth tactics and camouflage

Method of dealing with hostile dogs

Distraction techniques

Teamwork with limited communication



Israeli Counter Terrorism Training

For All Training Programs:


Student-Provided Recommended Equipment:  Notebook, pen and pencil, sunscreen, hydration system, shooting glasses, ear protection, appropriate clothing for seasonal inclement weather (hot, cold, rain or snow, no camouflaged clothing please), weapons cleaning kit, (knit cap and brimmed) hat, knee and elbow pads, hiking or tactical boots, pants with cargo pockets, shooting gloves, tinted glasses, multi tool, range bag, and thumb drive for class photos (note:  No Video Equipment or Shooting of Videos unless approved in writing by Administration). 


Provided by CRI:  Course materials, weapons (when part of the course - Glock 17 & AR-15), ammunition, ear and eye protection, soft body armor, knee and elbow pads, holsters, all other equipment as needed for instruction.  CRI will also provide transportation to/from designated pick-up points in Las Vegas, transportation to/from outside training facilities and snacks/bottled water during training. Lunch is provided by CRI every training day.  Please notify us of special dietary restrictions prior to the start of your class. 


Prerequisites that must be completed PRIOR to beginning the Training Course: Due to the extensive nature of the training during this course, a thorough background investigation will be conducted on all persons registering.  CRI School reserves the right to require any trainee to undergo a polygraph test regarding any possible affiliation to a terrorist and/or criminal organization. Persons who are convicted felons, have a documented history of mental illness, or have been convicted of domestic violence crimes (misdemeanor or felony) need not apply.


Forms: Registration Form, Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, Physician's Consultation, Background Check (please include photo ID copy).


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