The Academy is a place of purposeful learning. A space where students can gain practical knowledge and experience about topics that matter. Our cadre of instructors have first hand professional experience in subjects like firearms safety, first-aid and trauma care, self defense, strength & fitness, leadership training, and more.

The partners we select have experience you can trust, because we believe the credibility in the source of the material is just as important as the content.

Welcome to The Academy.


Shane Fitzpatrick

Shane has worked within the public safety community for over 20 years with experience in mountain rescue, avalanche forecasting, emergency medical services and tactical medicine.

Shane is dedicated and passionate about training the first responder community and the general public in Stop the Bleed techniques and empowering them to become the immediate responder prior to the arrival of medical professionals.




Glenn is a former Calgary Police Service officer, with experience as an undercover officer, with the K9 unit, and as a firearms instructor for the CPS. After he left the service, Glenn worked with the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) for many years, managing the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) for Alberta, training students and instructors alike.  He is also an NHL Security rep, and has worked as a firearms expert on film sets.

Unable to actually retire, Glenn now teaches the CFSC courses when he isn’t training his awesome dogs


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