It’s spring, the start of vacation season. With the coronavirus still sticking around, more people are likely to hit the road for travel than risk it in crowded airports and airplanes.
TASER Self-Defense is excited to partner with the non-profit organization Protection From Abuse, led by founder and certified TASER instructor Steven Dana. Protection From Abuse is a charity that provides free safety and security services to victim-survivors of domestic abuse, stalking, and other violent crimes. Steven and his organization provide security services, safety guidance, and self-defense training to help hundreds of women each year gain confidence and feel safer in their communities. Learn more about Steven and the work his organization does in the Q&A below.
NAME & ORGANIZATION:
Steven J. Dana, Founder & CEO, Protection From Abuse
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
Close Protection, Victim-Witness Protection, Risk Management, Threat Assessment & Threat Management, Safety Planning, Tactical Driving, and Women’s Safety and Self-Defense.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE TRAINING SPACE AND WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT IT?
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE guides hundreds of women each year on critical safety issues affecting their very life and health. However, there is a considerable gap between receiving guidance and someone’s ability to reliably execute upon that guidance. Therefore, it became critical for my organization to enter the training space to bridge that gap, and as all things concerning the Organization, I lead from the front. It excites me to know that a single safety tip or strategy can be the tool in a someone’s personal toolbox that might one day save their life or help them avoid victimization.
Being prepared in a self-defense situation can make the difference between a safe getaway or an unthinkable outcome. We can't stress enough the importance of preparation and practice, and our user stories demonstrate how TASER devices allowed a safe escape from a scary situation.
Here’s a real-world story submitted to us from Kylie R., who was able to make a safe escape using a TASER Pulse+.
My husband purchased this [Pulse+ device] for me after a scary encounter one evening with my daughter at the park. We live in a pro 2nd state and we both usually carry. But my [sic] husband fights with "demons" from having shot an intruder at 2AM in our living room. The intruder passed away and my husband has struggled with it ever since. He is so persistent in letting me know he never wants me to feel [sic] that pain, and wanted to make sure I could easily protect myself and our daughter if something were to happen.
March is Women’s History Month. And despite Lean In and #MeToo and more attention to violence and harassment against women than ever before, we still live in a time when women can’t go about their daily lives without looking over their shoulder.
For many of us, the pandemic has only highlighted the importance of relationships and companionship. As you navigate the world of dating during the pandemic, here are ways to reduce your risk and stay safe while you search for meaningful connection.
The holidays are going to feel a little different this year. But that doesn’t change the joy of spending time with family and friends.
The holidays are upon us, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably just getting around to your holiday gift shopping. You could settle for another scented candle or gimmicky tie. Or this year, you could think outside the gift box and give the gift that keeps on giving: safety.
We understand that you and your family’s safety is a top priority. That’s why we are excited to announce we have partnered with Sezzle is a payment solution that empowers you to “Buy Now and Pay Later” with simple, interest-free installment plans. In this post we will talk about all the details of Sezzle including how it works and how to use it. So let’s get started.
Whether you’re attending the work costume party, bringing your kids to their school’s festival, or staying at home and dishing out treats – use these tips and make the most of this year’s Halloween. Here are 5 tips for your Halloween adventures this year.
As businesses return to in-person work, it’s going to take a little time for us to dust off our commuting routines and remember the little details that keep us safe as we get around.
You’ve probably noticed by now that we’re a little obsessed with safety over here at TASER Self-Defense. So as our people look into making their commute by car, foot, bike or public transit, we invited them to share their tips for safer commuting, no matter how you choose to get yourself from A to B.