June is National Safety Month, and it’s gotten us thinking a lot about the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In our lives, we tend to focus on the big threats and how we can prevent or at least minimize them from affecting us. But how often do we think about the little things we could be doing to every day to keep ourselves safe?
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.
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.
When she’s not heading up TASER Self-Defense marketing efforts, Jennifer can be found exploring the PNW trails near her Seattle area home or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. We talked to Jen and learned more about what keeps her going both at home and work, and her approach to self-defense and safety.
With so many changes happening in our day to day lives, we wanted to share some tips to stay safe and keep active during our time at home. Here are some of our favorite ways to keep our distance, stay active, and maintain our sanity during these strange times.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to experience the effects of a TASER device? Jeff Scholz, the newest member of the TASER Self-Defense team, gives you all the insights into his volunteer exposure. Want to see how it went? Watch the video below and keep reading for a Q&A with Jeff about his TASER exposure.