Category: In The News

Image depicting ISDA member Aristides Gonzalez teaching high school teenagers

This month ISDA member Aristides Gonzalez had the opportunity to pay it forward by teaching a course, in Houston, for teenagers who are in transition from high school to the College experience. Several Safety & Security topics were shared with teenagers and parents.

The course covered crime prevention, active shooter, responding to emergencies/crisis, and responsibilities as a driver.

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ISDA Training Directory

ISDA Training Directory

There is a core group of ISDA members who offer training. Their training programs cover EP, Protective Driving, Self-Defense, Firearms Instruction, Nightclub Security and Tactical/ pre-hospital medical instruction.

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Bikes and Bullets Mark James

The following video is from ISDA Member Mark James. It is an overview of Chapter 10 of Mark’s new book Defensive Handgun II. The video covers Bikes and Bullets and helps dispel some common myths about engaging a threat from your bike and understanding the tactical triad of cover, concealment, and distance within the context of your motorcycle.

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game changing incidents

One of the advantages of age – and so far the only advantage I have found – is that I have been a witness to some of the events that changed the way the industry works and trains. These were “game-changing incidents”–vehicle attacks that rewrote the rules for close protection and security driving.

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Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey Report

Consumer Reports just announced the results of its Annual Auto Survey based on data on reliability collected from the vehicles of over 500,000 Consumer Reports members. From this data, Consumer Reports can let shoppers know which vehicles are likely to have troublesome turbocharged engines, infuriating infotainment systems, and taxing transmissions, among other problems.

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chatter matters word of mouth report 2018

The authors 2018 Chatter Matters Word of Mouth report studied 1,001 people to learn how they make decisions.

No matter how many emails you send, how many Facebook ads you post, how high you rank in Google search results—all those marketing tactics pale in success when compared with word-of-mouth marketing.

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career-success-triangle esk triangle

For many, finding a career path or advancing a career is the most challenging task they face. There are no guarantees for success, but there is a path to it. Many may have the desire and passion for succeeding in a profession, but having a successful career requires a plan, a roadmap. A roadmap shows a destination, or one’s goals, and the practical steps necessary to get to the desired destination.

ISDA has created a protective services roadmap to success.

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