Welcome to The Academy, where we believe in empowering people with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves and others. We are dedicated to providing high-quality courses in a variety of fields, including firearms safety, first-aid and trauma care, self defense, strength & fitness, leadership training, and more. Whether you're a beginner who is just starting out or an experienced professional looking to enhance your skills, we have a course that is right for you. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of our students, and we take pride in offering the highest quality instruction possible.
We are proud to have a team of experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields. Our instructors have first-hand experience and are dedicated to providing practical, real-world training that you won't find anywhere else. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with others, and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is welcome.
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.
With over twenty years of military service, including multiple operational deployments, Dale brings a wealth of experience as a former Tier One Assaulter/Sniper. As an accredited law enforcement instructor and with private and corporate security background, Dale's expertise in situational awareness is unmatched. Leading Casca Group Inc., Dale is dedicated to delivering top-quality training, empowering individuals with the skills to enhance their situational awareness. Join Dale in Situational Awareness and benefit from his real-world insights and unwavering commitment to your safety and success.
Benjamin Hollins is a highly experienced law enforcement and security professional with a career spanning 23 years. As the Organized Retail Crime Investigations Supervisor for TJX Canada in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Benjamin is instrumental in the development and training of a nationally recognized use-of-force program, providing expert reviews and opinions on use-of-force incidents.
His extensive background encompasses roles as a law enforcement advisor, VIP Protection Lead, and Chief Instructor at Krav Maga Force. With previous service as a Calgary Police Service Constable, Benjamin refined his skills in interview techniques, use of force, and subject control tactics. With his comprehensive skill set and unwavering commitment to safety, Benjamin is poised to elevate your training to new heights. Join Benjamin in "Control and Restraint Fundamentals" to transform your expertise and enhance your impact in high-stress environments.
Hal is a 15 year veteran of the CAF, with operational experience in Afghanistan. One of his responsibilities overseas was functioning as a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Operator, which was his introduction to tactical medicine. After returning to Canada, he worked as a Military First Aid instructor, and was qualified as an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS Basic) provider in 2017. During his career he was also qualified and employed as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) defence instructor, and demolitions instructor - focused on Method of Entry (MOE) skills.
Since 2018, Hal has been teaching personal security and pre-hospital trauma medical skills to personnel from over a dozen NGO organizations who are heading into high risk locations such as Ukraine and Syria.
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