Condor Ascent Issue #7 - PPCT DT Training


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Condor June 2012 | Issue #07 Ascent PPCT - 01 | Condor Yearly Training Calendar - 03 | Helping to Save Lives Event 2012 - 04 Employee Recognition - 06 | Condor Evolution - 07 | Level 3 Update - 08 FireSafe and Tactical Awareness Update - 09 | ASIS - 10 | Book Review - 11 Condor Watch - 12 | Condor Book List - 13 “PPCT DT Training”


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CONDOR COMMITMENTS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Condor Security strives to be a leading provider in specialized integrated security services; offering clients a combination of highly skilled security professionals and sophisticated security technologies. OUR CORE VALUES: Quality Service We provide effective, reliable and experienced security and protective services. Human Resource Focus We believe that our staff is an important facet of our work. We therefore recognize and hone their potentials as providers of quality service through training and other professional development initiatives. Client Oriented We strive to be of continuous service to our growing client base, understanding the market place and our clients needs is primary, therefore we are able to cater to any specific and generic client needs. Training We develop specialized training for our employees to match clients’ expectations and exceed quality standards in the security market. Forward Thinking We nurture our expertise as the ever changing needs of our clients develop and we are responsive to the present and are always prepared for the future. Social Commitment We enthusiastically liaise with our local communities and partners and we are involved in different public events through local community affairs and fundraising ventures. Condor Security is a full service security firm. We dedicate our work towards the delivery of various efficient, discreet and reliable security solutions to meet the needs of our clients including protection of people and properties. Our service is aimed at bringing safety and peace of mind to our clients and their communities. Condor Security: Positioned to Serve and Protect. QUALITY POLICY Condor Security is a provider of professional security services. Our company is committed to maintain and improve the effectiveness of our quality management system and customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous supervision of staff performance and upgrading our locally regulated and evolving training programs. ISO9001:2008


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PPCT Management Systems, Inc. was established in 1980 and has become an internationally recognized authority on research-based non-lethal force subject control, tactical firearms, and officer survival training. It specializes in training instructors for police, corrections, security, and military academies throughout the world. Today, PPCT has become one of the largest use-of-force training organizations in the world - training an estimated 40,000 instructors throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, and Australia. PPCT is an acronym for Pressure Point Control Tactics, but the system has evolved since its original inception and has expanded to address the most commonl types of resistance officers encounter. PPCT’s training programs are based on documented tactical, legal, and medical research. Medical research was conducted on every PPCT technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance. Techniques are quick and simple to learn, easy to retain, and reduce potential for major injuries. In line with its core value of Training, Condor Security incorporated PPCT into its overall training curriculum due to its reputation within the private security and law enforcement communities. “Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge,” one of the resources in Condor’s Book List, was written by PPCT founder Bruce Siddle. Mr. Siddle’s methodology on training resonates with all who seek methods to improve performance of “survival skills” under pressure and in life threatening conditions. Condor Ascent interviewed PPCT Associate Staff Instructor Doug Ashton on the merits of the PPCT system in the last PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor course. CA (Condor Ascent Magazine): enforcement industry? Where do you see PPCT fitting as a training standard within the law PPCT DA (Doug Ashton): Because PPCT has been around since 1979, it has been extremely influential in the law enforcement community for training. Within Canada we see it integrated into law enforcement programs across the country: everything from police standards, to security guard training, from municipal law enforcement to special constables. The research based curriculum has withstood legal scrutiny and forms a solid foundation for organizations as a standalone certification program or as a platform upon which to build. CA: How does PPCT influence the private security field within Ontario? DA: The private security field has grown significantly over the years, both in numbers and in expectations. The expectations of quality guards – guards that are able to be out there tasked with engaging in intervention techniques – requires a skill set. PPCT offers a skill set that fills that void; it is something that can be instructed within an organization or it can be tapped into through an external resource. PPCT should not be viewed as an all encompassing program. There are many sources of training that organizations can draw from, and PPCT is definitely a major part that can be utilized to assist in filling that void. 1 ISO9001:2008


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PPCT CA: With the new and proposed changes to regulations in use of force training and models within Ontario, where do you see the influence of PPCT within the confines of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act? DA: We will have to wait and see. We don’t know exactly what’s going to come out of it all, even though I have a good sense of it. My expectations are that once the Ministry comes down with standards in relation to this, we are going to see standards similar to that which is contained within the Police Services Act. For police officers there are clear cut standards; there will be for security as well. PPCT is an organization which offers training services at instructor and basic levels. In this case here, Rob ends up going through a training program as an instructor. The content that is learned from this course ends up being brought back and injected into training for Condor Security that will meet Ministry standards. I doubt very much that you’re going to see PPCT or any specific organization’s training systems recognized within the Ministry standard. It will be very generic in nature and then any organization can fill that gap, and PPCT can do that. CA: When it comes to litigation and being court defensible, where do you see PPCT compared with other use of force systems? DA: PPCT is probably the number one research-based organization in use of force training. The research that goes into it is extensive and there is a long history behind the organization itself making it very court defensible. There is a support system in place which goes through the instructors, through the instructor trainers ,through the associate staff instructors, right up to the staff instructors, and ultimately to Bruce Siddle. Anyone can come up with a technique, but all of a sudden when that technique is put to the test in court, someone has to stand behind it, someone has to speak to it and justify why it’s there. Rob Bayley, Training Manager, being tested on handcuff application PPCT Instructor candidates prepare to be tested on technique performance PPCT Associate Staff Instructors Doug Ashton and Jay Quinlan with Rob Bayley, Training Manager Doug Ashton is one of only 17 Associate Staff Instructors worldwide with PPCT. He is a full time consultant in Canada responsible for organizational needs assessments and risk analysis, and the research, design, and development of Confrontation Management and Use of Force training programs throughout North America. Mr. Ashton completed a distinguished career of 20 years with Peel Regional Police concluding as a Staff Sergeant teaching at the Ontario Police College. Since leaving policing he has focused the last 10 years in law enforcement training and regularly attends court as an expert witness. 2 ISO9001:2008


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Condor Yearly Training Calendar Course Date: April 28th, 2012 Time: 8:00 - 18:00 Cost: Condor Employee - $99.00, Public - $180.00 Pre-requisites: None Course Description: Course instructors and professional fire fighters Mike Cadote and Dave Lalonde will provide training in live fire suppression, standard building fire safety systems, the role of private security personnel and the fire services in fire emergency conditions. Course 1 Date: February 24th, 2012 Course 2 Date: June 15th, 2012 Course 3 Date: October 19th, 2012 Time and Cost: 8:00 - 18:00 | $12.00 Pre-requisites: Condor Employee certified in Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR Level 2 Level 3 Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR Course 1 Date: April 14th and 15th, 2012 Course 2 Date: August 11th and 12th, 2012 Time and Cost: 7:00 - 19:00 | $72.00 Pre-requisites: Condor Level 2 Employee certified in Verbal Judo Course 1 Date: February 18th and 19th, 2012 Course 2 Date: May 5th and 6th, 2012 Course 3 Date: September 22nd and 23rd, 2012 Time and Cost: 8:00 - 16:30 | $60.00 Course 1 Date: March 16th, 2012 Course 2 Date: July 20th, 2012 Course 3 Date: November 16th, 2012 Time and Cost: 8:00 - 18:00 | $36.00 Course 1 Date: June 29th, 2012 Course 2 Date: December 6th, 2012 Time and Cost: 8:00 - 18:00 | $99.00 Pre-requisites: None Pre-requisites: Condor Employee Pre-requisites: Condor Level 2 Employee or Law Enforcement Officer Course 1 Date: March 2nd, 2012 Course 2 Date: October 3rd, 2012 Time and Cost: 8:00 - 18:00 | $45.00 Pre-requisites: Condor Employee or Law Enforcement Officer 3 ISO9001:2008


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SOCIAL COMMITMENT Blood Donation Condor Security Inc. has partnered with the Canadian Blood Services for our next Social Commitment initiative. This August 13th, all Condor Security employees and their friends, family, and acquaintances are invited to register for and attend the Condor Office to take part in a valuable service to the community: the donation of blood. ALL PERSONS WISHING TO ATTEND MUST REGISTER!!! Contact Condor Security’s office to confirm your space at 416-665-1500! Presentation Condor Security will be scheduling a seminar with a representative from Canadian Blood Services to present the blood donation program and its merits. All Condor employees are encouraged to participate to gain more knowledge on the importance of blood donation and Canadian Blood Services. The seminar will be announced via memo to all employees. Please visit Condor’s Facebook page for continous updates. Did You Know? • Every 1 minute, someone in Canada needs blood • Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada each year receive blood • Blood is most often used to treat people in emergency or trauma situations, e.g. accidents, surgery, burn therapy, blood diseases, etc. • Average amount of blood in one person: • 5 Litres (10.5 Pints) • Each blood donation unit contains 450 ml of blood • On average, 4.6 units of blood are required per patient • In 2004/2005 Canadian Blood Services collected 850,000 units of whole blood • In Dec. 2010, there was a shortage of 22, 000 units More Info The Universal Donor! People with O Rh negative blood are considered universal blood donors. Patients of all blood types can receive O Rh Negative blood, however, all blood types are needed to meet the needs of patients. Medication? You can still give blood when you are taking some types of medications. In many cases, what counts is why the medication is being taken instead of what medication is being taken. Contact your local blood clinic if you have concerns about your eligibility to donate blood. Personalities! Some research suggests that our personalities are affected by our blood types. What do you think? You are reliable, a team player and may benefit from a vegetarian diet. Type A blood originated in Asia or the middle east between 25,000 and 15,000 BC. You are independent, a self-starter, and may benefit from a wholesome well-balanced diet. Type B blood appeared between 15,000 and 10,000 BC in the Himalayas. Type A Type B You are organized, friendly, and may enjoy a vegetarian or wholesome well-balanced diet. Type AB blood appeared 900-1000 years ago when eastern Mongolian invaders overran the last of European civilization. You are competitive, goal oriented, and a real meat eater. Type O is the oldest and most common blood type, originating in Southern Africa. Type AB Type O 5 ISO9001:2008


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Condor Security staff demonstrate quality performance with high standards in service. The Employee Recognition Programs are designed to showcase, reward, and demonstrate appreciation towards those individuals which exemplify the company’s values. Employee of the Quarter • Gift Certificate of $25.00 • Employee of the Month Certification • Recognition in company memo Requirements: • Exemplary performance Amarpreet J. • Gift Certificate of $25.00 • Book from Condor Book List • Free Elective Condor Training Course • Employee of the Quarter Certification Requirements: • In process of completing Condor Evolution Program • Record of consistent performance at or above company standards Amarpreet J., Level 3 Guard, and Rob Bayley, Training Manager “I feel honoured working with Condor. The level of professionalism, commitment, and policies that Condor follows is hard to find in today’s security companies. I am gracious towards Condor’s management for their hard work and commitment to provide excellence in the security field. The Level 3 course has changed me thoroughly: my way of thinking, my attitude, and my lifestyle has changed. I feel more professional and more confident. We were pushed to physical as well as mental limits during Level 3. I no longer think law enforcement is a profession. It is a life style. The courses Condor offers, like Verbal Judo, Tactical Awareness, and Fire Safe are great. I feel more professional in having taken them. I am sincerely thankful to Ben T. and Rob B. for always motivating me to make me believe that I can do it, helping me in each and every manner. Thanks to Jashan B. and Junior S. for always guiding me to go for more training. Without your motivation maybe I wouldn’t have been here. I feel honoured to be chosen as Condor’s Employee of the Quarter. Thanks Condor..” • Free Year Pass to Condor Training • 1 Year Gym Membership to Goodlife Fitness Club • Employee of the Year Certification Requirements: • Employed Full Time with Condor Security for minimum of 1 year • Proven ability to react and perform according to guidelines and standards in emergency situations • Record of consistent performance at or above company standards • In process of completing Condor Evolution Program • Involvement in Social Commitment activities 6 ISO9001:2008


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Condor Evolution Level 3 level 2 Level 1 Condor Security Verbal Judo Basic Course Standard First Aid & Level “C” CPR Condor Evolution Reward Program Employees who successfully complete all Condor Security mandated courses as part of the Condor Evolution, and, participate in at least 18 hours of volunteer activity as approved by Condor Management, will receive: 1. A refund for money spent on Condor Security mandated courses 2. A one-time bonus of $360.00 The Condor Evolution must be completed in an 18 month period starting from the commencement of employment to be eligible for the Reward Program. “Dare to Evolve.”


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Level 3 The most intense and challenging Level 3 course so far was conducted April 14th and 15th, 2012. It was a difficult course, but all participants were successful and were proud to have overcome the numerous obstacles presented by the course at completion. The experiences of the participants in the final drill were motivating and memorable. With an emphasis on determination, confidence, perseverance, and teamwork, Level 3 remains the most difficult yet personally rewarding course in Condor’s training curriculum. Mr. Nir Maman was impressed by the level of determination on display by Condor’s staff and at one point recorded one of the drills, saying that he had not seen such strong determination in quite some time. On behalf of Condor Security and its entire staff, congratulations Mike D.P., Ryan D., Yuri D., Jorge A.G.B., Amarpreet J., Nanci J., Slava L., and Mike Y. for reaching Level 3! The final Level 3 course of the year will be conducted on August 11th and 12th, 2012 and is open to all staff who meet the pre-requisites looking for an opportunity for personal development. All current Level 3 staff who wish to recertify must attend at least one full day. FINAL LEVEL 3 OF 2012 FINAL LEVEL 3 OF 2012: August 11th and 12th 9 ISO9001:2008


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Fresh off the energy of Level 3, the FireWise course, conducted by professional firefighters Mr. Mike Cadote and Mr. Dave LaLonde, improved the skills of all participants to increase the level of fire safety and response in their service locations. In addition to practising “stress-inoculation” fire drills with firefighters in a live condominium setting. Participants practiced extinguishing controlled live fires, tour building fire safety systems, and learned about the relationship between fire emergency services and private security service roles. Feedback from participants was positive, and Condor Security looks forward to conducting another FireSafe course in the near future. Tactical Awareness The Tactical Awareness course conducted by veteran police officer Mr. Al Grose imparted staff with skills and knowledge which career experience can ascertain. The recognition and articulation of “threat cues” is one of the most important factors in keeping both security guards and law enforcement officers safe – both in the field, and in court. In addition to receiving training in response to threat cues, participants of the course had the opportunity to experience a simulated courtroom environment and experienced the difficulties in defending actions in a court of law. Participants of Tactical Awareness courses are encouraged to share their experiences with other staff members in order to spread the message. Remember, “if you see a fin in the ocean, don’t assume it’s a dolphin!” By simply participating in the course you have done your part to increase the safety of all Condor staff. Mr. Al Grose will be back October 3rd, 2012 to conduct the final Tactical Awareness course of the year. 9 ISO9001:2008


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ASIS PSP Condor Security Inc. encourages its staff who seek to upgrade their skills in the security field to consider their possibilities with ASIS International as a Physical Security Professional (P.S.P.). Attaining the P.S.P. certification requires between 4 – 6 years of progressive security experience and specific knowledge in physical security, from Risk Assessments to Security Systems to Project Management. Tell Your Business Associates What You Already Know… Joining ASIS is the best career decision a security professional can make. So Reach Out! Today. Recruit five or more new members by December 31, 2012 and earn valuable rewards. Find complete details at or call +1.703.519.6200. For more information on ASIS, and to determine whether you are eligible to attempt ASIS’s certification tests, either email or visit the ASIS website at Condor Security would like to announce that any level 2 and Level 3 staff who are interested in attaining certification through ASIS and meet the ASIS pre-requisites are eligible for a grant to pay for the testing fees and will be able to use the required study materials at no cost. 10 ISO9001:2008


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BOOK REVIEW BOOK PROFILE Publication Date: October 1, 1995 Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survival stress, the heart rate and combat performance. Most importantly, Siddle explores the psychological and spiritual components which establish the warrior mindset. This pioneering test is a must read for present-day warriors, or anyone involved in use of force, combat, or martial arts training. Nanci J., Level 3 Guard, requested to borrow the book from Condor’s Library, which all staff may utilize at no cost to borrow books ranging from the security field to personal development to general interest. She was asked to share her thoughts on the book and its content for the Ascent. Nanci J., Level 3 Guard, during the FireSafe course Bruce Siddle, in his book “Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge,” explores the deterioration in normal functioning which occurs when a person’s heart rate soars too high under extreme stress. The effects are fascinatingly awful! The book underlines the importance of survival strategies for life-threatening scenarios, which are also applicable for general stress-proofing and performance enhancement to meet ordinary challenges. It is not difficult to identify numerous challenges we face as security guards, which can be very stressful yet ordinary to our line of work. Performing fire procedure in an alarm condition or dealing with verbal abuse from an irate person are examples which come to mind. If you are like me, these situations cause your heart rate to increase. In addition to training for skill confidence, Siddle promotes 2 techniques: tactical breathing and visualization. During the most recent fire alarm that I experienced at my work site, I noticed that my heart was racing as I made the first intercom announcement. During the 30 second interval before repeating the announcement, I focused on taking slow, deep breaths. From that point on, I was a smooth operator. Tactical breathing works, you just have to remember to do it. I recommend this book. Although not exhaustive in providing practical techniques for stress management, the book provides useful information which will motivate and perhaps inspire you to try something new or develop other strategies that work for you. It will also contribute to a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for the rigors of our Condor training. 11 ISO9001:2008


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Condor Watch Reminders Level 3 Physical Evaluation The next Level 3 course is less than a month away. It is recommended that those who wish to participate take this opportunity to work on their physical condition for preparation. Participants are required to pass a physical evaluation in order to qualify for the Level 3 course. Please schedule your physical evaluation at least 2 weeks prior. Licence Renewals All guards are reminded to ensure their security licences are renewed on time as part of their obligations under the PSISA (Private Security and Investigative Services Act of Ontario). Updated Availabilities Staff members who will be returning to school in September should send their updated availabilities for September onwards to the office as soon as possible. All employees with changing availabilities should update the office. Birthdays On behalf of Condor Security: April: Sumit A., Nicole C., Yuri D., Jody P., Nirav P., Sal T. May: Igor K., Kevin L., Slava L., Sagar N., Segundo N., Kaushikumar P. June: Vlad C., Erdogan K., Medhat M., Mike O. Jr., Eric S. Jr., Redae S., Stephen S., Jack Y. Inspiration Maybe it will inspire you, maybe it won’t, but if it will, it served it’s purpose! “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ” American film-maker, entertainer, and entepreneur Walt Disney 1901 - 1966 Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, one of the bestknown motion-picture production companies in the world. An innovative animator and creator of the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. Winner of 22 Academy Awards. 12 ISO9001:2008


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Condor Book List Employees may order the books below by contacting the office through email. Please inquire for prices. These books are great reading material for anyone wishing to learn more about the security field and personal development. ISO9001:2008



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