ABOUT G.O.T. Preparedness

"Education is in our individual and corporate DNA."
- Kathleen L. Kiernan, Ed.D
who we are

Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH) is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) built by practitioners for practitioners with extensive earned experience in the law enforcement, intelligence, military and emergency preparedness communities. We are able to navigate seamlessly at both the classified and unclassified levels. We examine threat spectrums impacting the public and private sectors to identify risk, mitigate surprise and build a platform of resiliency to drive organizational resiliency and liability decision cycles.

Preparedness Without Paranoia® is not simply active shooter training, we understand that Active Threat is not confined to active shooters; it includes insider threat, terrorism, and workplace violence. We believe that the best defense to any active threat is a prepared and engaged citizenry who operate in a soft target environment with a hard target mindset.

KGH employs Mobile Preparedness Teams (MPT) nationwide, consisting of experienced professionals with preparedness subject matter expertise. Our teams are regionally-focused, technologically savvy, and operationally agile. These teams provide comprehensive, tailored, and actionable solutions to achieve the desired level of preparedness.

what we do

G.O.T. Preparedness is designed to provide educational and training resources for individuals and organizations to prepare for, respond to, and recover from active threat situations which introduce fear and uncertainly in areas where we work, where we learn, where we worship, where we travel, where we serve, and where we play.

Preparedness Without Paranoia® is not your typical Active Threat training. We provide educational, metric-based state of practice knowledge to individuals and organizations through scenario-based training; stakeholder engagements; and interactive self-based learning developed by experienced practitioners with academic rigor. We identify and match your requirements to need, tailoring an approach that is in consonance with your organizational values, mission, and provide the knowledge-based skills which transcend the workplace. All offerings are in compliance with the national-level guidelines and/or standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ASIS International, the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Fire Protection Association, the Department of Education, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

A companion offering provides an end- to-end review process to enable business continuity decision cycles which include organizational investments in security, technology, and people.

why we train

We believe that preparedness is a mindset and the foundation for resiliency at an individual and community level which requires a holistic approach, not a single-threaded tactical solution. We know that in most active threat situations it takes an average of six-eight minutes for the first responders to arrive and that time can be best used to take the advantage away from an individual seeking to do harm. Replacing fear with confidence to react without hesitation can dramatically change the outcome when an ordinary day turns into an extraordinary one without warning.

why it matters

We believe that security sense is common sense that everyone can learn and apply, as ordinary really as fastening your seatbelt without thinking about it. It is a skillset that can be learned at a very early age and carried throughout life.

It matters first and foremost from an individual survival perspective should an ordinary day turn extraordinary. It matters from an organizational standpoint in recruiting and retaining personnel, reducing corporate liability, and protecting your brand. It matters from a community perspective to develop a shared sense of responsibility in awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Why do we shine?

We shine because we recognize that there always seems to be more to do than there is time available to do it with busy schedules. We designed training that is comprehensive, easy to navigate, continually refreshed, and supported by state of practice capabilities tailored to user needs. Your organization can meet your training requirements on time, online, and receive immediate feedback.

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