Macon non-profit’s book shares tips to stay alive during deadly encounters

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – All to often these days we report terrible stories of mass casualty attacks, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook or the Boston Marathon bombing.

A new book released by Safe Havens International, the world’s largest non-profit school safety center based in Macon, shares some advice on what you can do to stay safe. Executive director Michael Dorn stopped by Daybreak to talk more about the book.

Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters is written by the internationally recognized safety and survival experts at Safe Havens International. The authors went through a large amount of investigative data and testimony from eye witnesses that helps reduce injuries and casualties.

Some of the topics covered in the book include recognizing the signs of violence in an individual, situational awareness, “people detectors,” “crying wolf,” arming yourself, crime prevention through environmental design, active shooters—should you run, hide or fight, and creating a safe room.

Dorn said knowing how to sense danger, prepare for it, react to it, and recover from it is something everyone can learn from the book.

For more information or to get your own copy of the book, visit

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