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Welcome to Personal Safety Systems, an organization dedicated to Professional Training for Today's Challenges

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Personal Safety Systems (PSS) was created with one goal in mind...to provide affordable and pertinent instruction for those who wish to make a difference in today's sometimes challenging society. From basic First Aid to Professional Investigation, our courses are backed by decades of experience, and carry with them the approval of many certifying bodies.

 

Please feel free to browse our current training sessions. If you are interested in signing up for one of our sessions you may register online through our calendar page. If you would like to schedule a training session for your group or business, please contact us for dates and pricing discounts. We offer many more seminars and classes, and will be adding them to this site throughout the coming months.

- Alberta Basic Security Training ( Approved by Alberta Justice)

As in other provinces, any person performing security services in Alberta must be properly licensed. This includes any person employed in security services, alarm response, loss prevention, executive protection, or as a dog handler.

 

Regardless of job title, all security professionals perform similar kinds of tasks. Some of the activities you will be expected to do in the course of your duties are

Patrolling of premises and/or grounds

Monitoring alarm systems and responding when appropriate

Limiting access to individuals or locations

Observing and reporting criminal activity or signs of a crime

Directing traffic

Responding to emergencies

Documenting interactions and events

Presenting a professional image

Arresting those found committing a crime

 

The first step toward working as a licenced security professional is to attend and complete an Alberta Government approved Security Training Course.

 

Our training is conducted over a five day period, with the provincial examination being held on the last day. Your training will cover the following subjects:

Introduction to the Security Industry

The Canadian Legal System and Security Professionals

Basic Security Procedures

Communication for Security Professionals

Documentation and Evidence

Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals

Health & Safety for Security Professionals...and much more.

 

Presented by instructors with decades of experience in law enforcement and investigations, this classroom based course is a solid preparation for an exciting new career.

$259.00 CAD (Group discounts available)   Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.

- Alberta Investigator Training ( Approved by Alberta Justice)

The role of a non-police investigator is vast, complex and largely unknown by the general public. Perceptions are formed by fictional investigators like those found in the popular media or legendary fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes.

 

The Alberta Security Services and Investigators Act defines an investigator as any person who undertakes to do the following for remuneration: investigate, conduct surveillance activities, or seek or obtain information about

  crimes, offences, contraventions of enactments or misconduct or allegations of same,

  the cause of an accident, incident, property damage, personal injury or damage to premises,

  the activity, conduct, character or repute of a person,

  the location of property, or

  the whereabouts of a person

As in many jurisdictions, any person performing such services in Alberta must be properly licensed. Investigators make inquiries, collect information and make reports for such groups as: private individuals

lawyers and law firms

insurance companies

corporations

government

professional associations and regulatory bodies

out of province and out of country investigators.

Using techniques such as surveillance, targeted interviews and collection of open source intelligence, investigators may become involved in cases that involve private family matters, allegations of insurance or other financial fraud, locating stolen property or financial assets, searching for missing persons, investigating allegations of harassment, discrimination or human rights violations in the workplace, and investigating incidents of internal theft of property, data or other assets.

 

Investigators may work for a professional association inquiring into allegations of professional misconduct; for insurance companies looking into possibly fraudulent claims; or for professional investigation firms that offer both general and specialized services. Regardless, investigations can be an interesting, varied and rewarding career.

 

The first step toward working as a licenced investigator is to attend and complete an Alberta Government approved Investigators Course. Our training is conducted over a five day period, with the provincial examination being held a week later. Your training will cover the following subjects:

Introduction to the Investigation Industry

Professionalism and Ethics

Health and Safety

Law and the Canadian Legal System

Use of Force

Investigations

Communications and Report Writing

Specialized Investigations

Business of Investigations ...and much more.

 

Presented by instructors with decades of experience in law enforcement and investigations, this classroom based course is a solid preparation for an exciting new career.

$300.00 CAD  (Group discounts available)    Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.

- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care- FCP (C-TECC Recognized training)

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for First Care Providers (TECC-FCP) teaches prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation. The course presents the three phases of tactical care: Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions. Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point. Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.

 

Designed to augment, and not replace traditional first aid training, the goals of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care include the following:

To balance the threat, civilian scope of practice, differences in civilian population, medical equipment limits, and variable resources for response to atypical emergencies

To establish a framework that balances risk: benefit ratio for all civilian operational medical response

To provide guidance on medical management of preventable deaths at or near the point of wounding

To minimize provider risk while maximizing patient benefit

 

The applications of the TECC guidelines for civilian, Fire/EMS, and medical operations are far reaching, beyond just the traditional application in tactical and law enforcement operations. The emergency response to almost any civilian scenario involving high risk to responders, austere environments, or atypical hazards will benefit, including active shooter response, CBRNE and Terrorism related events, mass casualty, wilderness/austere scenarios, technical rescue events, and even traditional trauma response.

 

Our hands-on TECC (FCP) classroom course covers the following topics:

Ballistic trauma

Blast injuries

Hemorrhage control (including tourniquet and wound packing);

Chest seals;

Basic trauma airway control;

Shock recognition;

Hypothermia due to trauma;

Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;

Techniques for dragging and moving victims to safety.

 

Class content and presentations are through Personal Safety Systems. All TECC courses are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC), and approved.

 

WARNING: Course content includes graphic images, videos, and other subject materials concerning real world traumatic injuries

$105.00 CAD  (Group discounts available)   Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.

- Emergency First Aid (Alberta OHS Approved)

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code directs that all businesses in Alberta have a specified number of certified first aiders on each shift. If you are working alone, you must have a certification.

 

This one day course is designed to prepare you to handle life threatening emergencies. A combination of hands-on practical sessions, films, and lectures quickly develops confidence and skill, resulting in a nationally recognized certificate.  The certificate is valid for three years.

 

Topics covered include:

         Emergency Scene Management

         Recognition, prevention, and treatment of shock

         Interventions for foreign body airway obstruction

         Care of severely bleeding casualties

         Eye injuries

         Burns

         Amputations

         Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

         Common medical emergencies

 

$100.00 CAD  (Group discounts available)   Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.
- Standard First Aid ( Alberta OHS Approved)

This two day course covers Emergency First Aid and then builds upon that base to develop your skills in further casualty care. A combination of hands-on practical sessions, films, and lectures quickly develops confidence and skill, resulting in a nationally recognized certificate.  The certificate is valid for three years.

 

Topics covered include:

Emergency Scene Management

Recognition, prevention, and treatment of shock

Interventions for foreign body airway obstruction

Care of severely bleeding casualties

Wound care

Amputations

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Common medical emergencies

Environmental Injuries

Fractures, Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations

The Secondary Survey

Burns

Eye Injuries

Chest Injuries

Ongoing casualty care

 

$140.00 CAD  (Group discounts available)   Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.

- Active Shooter Awareness

The threat of active shooter attacks against disparate targets ranging from military facilities, churches, schools, and movie houses to shopping malls is a persistent concern for all those tasked with protecting such facilities, and the victims who are directly and indirectly impacted by such violent rampages, regardless of their geographical location.

 

Most active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because most incidents are over within minutes, we must be prepared to deal with the situation until law enforcement personnel arrive.

 

This one day course has been designed to reinforce awareness of the best practices to use when the unthinkable happens.

 

Participants will study how to respond to an active shooter incident, how to prepare for an incident, and how to conduct a proper follow-up. What to expect when law enforcement arrives will also be covered, as will elements of the Occupiers Liability Act, and sections 34 and 35 of the Canadian Criminal Code.

 

$75.00 CAD  (Group discounts available)   Visit our CALENDAR for scheduled dates, or contact us to arrange a group class.