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Women in Family Business - Situational Awareness and Travel Safety Class

  • April 25, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • The Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth


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Women in Family Business -
Situational Awareness and Travel Safety Class

Learn situational awareness to protect yourself, your family & prevent attacks!

Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB)’s Women in Family Business for this important program. Michael Mercer  is a Crime Prevention expert and a retired police officer.  He will teach our members about civilian safety awareness by providing a civilian safety plan. Attendees will learn how to identify and avoid dangerous encounters, discourage attacker, use verbal commands for self-defense techniques, and escape an attacker. The program includes the class and 1 can of pepper spray along with social networking time.

Over-stretched law enforcement budgets and troubling economic times typically result in an increase in violent crime.  Despite the increasing odds of crime against an individual, a majority of the public spend inadequate time, if any, on planning for a personal assault. Michael Mercer Consulting’s CSAP classes provide a critical personal safety plan. At the class, attendees learn how to: 

  • Identify and avoid dangerous encounters
  • Discourage an attacker

Unfortunately, all dangerous encounters cannot be avoided, so CSAP also teaches how to:

  • Use verbal commands & simple self-defense techniques
  • Effectively and responsibly deploy SABRE Pepper Spray
  • Escape an attacker

SABRE pepper sprays have been “Making Grown Men Cry Since 1975” and are used by law enforcement agencies worldwide including most Federal, State, and Local police agencies.

Spread the news about this event by downloading our flyer here, and send it around to friends and co-workers!

Guest Speaker:

Michael Mercer, President, Michael Mercer Consulting

Michael Mercer is a Crime Prevention expert who has over 30 years in law enforcement and community policing. He is a Certified Instructor through SABRE and has successfully completed the SABRE CSAP Instructor Certification Course. Michael will be providing these potentially li fe-saving skills and techniques to members of the community.  Michael developed the Chemical Agent Specialist Program for Mesa Police Dept. Now living in Maine, Michael's passion is to pass on CPTEA. A philosophy he developed and instills today. Crime Prevention Through Education and Awareness is an essential change of mind that we must all realize if we are to Have Freedom From Fear. 

For more information contact: Catherine Wygant Fossett catherine@fambusiness.org or 207.798.2667

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