Laura J. Kendall, MICP has worked full time as a paramedic since 1987 in both inner city and rural. She has encountered numerous gunshot and stab wound patients as well as active shooter events in the course of her career.
She is a retired state certified police instructor for the Passaic County Police Academy as well as a clinical educator for Wayne General Hospital.
She has the skills necessary to instruct in the classroom, during hands on practical’s and in real life scenario situations. Laura currently hold instructorships in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, National Safety Council First Aid, CPR and AED and is an instructor at Passaic County Community College for the Public Safety curriculum.
Laura is the author of several books including The Active Killer Survival Manual for Civilians and Active Shooter Response & Tactical Trauma Care for First Responders.
She has trained numerous EMS, Law Enforcement, Teachers and Civilians how to recognize, react, survive and aid the wounded in an active killer situation.
Dennis M. Riley, CPM is the owner of Riley Safety and Security LLC. Dennis is a retired police officer with over 23 years of experience. He spent his entire career as a police officer with the Independence Township Police Department in New Jersey. During this time, he performed in various positions; including, Patrol, Detective, Sergeant, K-9 Unit, Juvenile Officer, School Security Officer, and Chief of Police.
He is a graduate of Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree from Centenary College in Leadership and Public Administration. He also is certified in Supervisory Management and is a Certified Public Manager.
In addition, he is also trained as a New Jersey Firefighter I, School Shooting First Responder, Incident Command, IS-100, IS-700, IS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, High Risk Entry, Methods of Instruction, Safe School Resource Officer, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, Threat Assessment in K-12 Schools, Homemade Explosives, Critical Incident Planning, Communication and Leadership, Rescue Task Force member, Active Threat Response, IED Search Procedures and Bombing Prevention.
Dennis believes that all first responders, schools and school personnel, students, and private industry management and employees should be prepared for every situation. He believes that training, knowledge, and being prepared is vital to overcome these situations, should they arise. Dennis hopes that people should never have the attitude that “this will never happen here.” He hopes by offering this training and sharing the knowledge that he has accrued over his years of experience will help all those involved to be better prepared for all situations that they may face.