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Be a Hero

The Essential Survival Guide to Active-Shooter Events
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

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.

©2017 John Geddes with Alun Rees (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Foreword © 2017 by Don Mann.

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Powerful Title but Weak Content

A very powerful heading, but the content of the book is average at least. Totally aimed at the US market with some average words ion advice - many of which whilst it could be argued are good, are literally no more than common sense - Not a book I would recommend

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  • 06-07-19

Great book

All the information was very entertaining. Tactics were not rehashed and quite a few I have never thought about. This is coming from a veteran police officer. Hoping the author writes another book.

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  • Marquez
  • 25-05-19

This book was

This book was quite informative as an active shooter instructor I could relate to a lot of the information presented here.

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  • Charles
  • 17-02-19

what a great book. very well done

This is one of the most comprehensive active shooter response guides I have read focused on civilians. I am grateful 2 the hard work and careful analysis by the author. God bless you

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  • Tech Medic NJ
  • 19-12-18

A unique view on modern threats

this is a great starting point on thinking like a lion and not a sheep in dangerous situations. This will be best supplements by real life in person training, however the mental preparation is a huge step towards being ready for disaster.

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  • shepherd
  • 27-03-18

listen and learn how to survive

substantial amount of survival information here. great narration and detail of brave regular folks with courage to step up.