STOPS AND BSG, LLC PUT JOURNALISTS THROUGH NEW HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
BSG, LLC and Strategic Operations (STOPS) have developed a joint venture to provide Hostile Environment Training for journalists of a major international news network at the STOPS' 20-acre facility in San Diego, Calif.
(Media-Newswire.com) - SAN DIEGO — October 11, 2012 — BSG, LLC and Strategic Operations ( STOPS ) have developed a joint venture to provide Hostile Environment Training for journalists of a major international news network at the STOPS’ 20-acre facility in San Diego, Calif. STOPS is a San Diego-based company specializing in Hyper-Realistic™ training environments for military, law enforcement and homeland security. BSG specializes in security risk management services and training solutions in high-risk business environments.
The hyper-realistic training program is provided to prepare journalists to operate in high risk and potentially hostile environments and deals with issues as diverse as risk assessment and management to administering lifesaving first aid. In addition, the Center for Community Solutions, a San Diego non-profit group, provided some very pertinent and timely advice on sexual assault awareness and crisis management.
“Utilizing the wealth of experience of BSG instructors and STOPS hyper-realistic special effects the journalists are immersed in realistic scenarios to simulate some of the more dramatic events that can unfold in potentially hostile environments,” said Kit Lavell, STOPS executive vice president. “This training will enable them to carry out their primary role as journalists in as safe a manner as possible, to avoid potentially dangerous situations and how to extract themselves from those situations if they find themselves in them.”
“We designed this course to meet the specific training needs of journalists deploying into high risk and hostile environments. When we developed this course, we decided that it had to be as realistic as possible and with as much hands on training as we could muster in the time available. We believe we have achieve this goal by developing a strong relationship with STOPS and we are absolutely confident that our training will contribute to keeping journalists safe when they are on assignment in high risk and hostile environments,” said Duncan Turner, Course Director for BSG, LLC.
Over the course of the five-day training program, the journalists received classroom lectures and practical advice from instructors, all of whom have been deployed in numerous high risk and hostile environments. Lectures were followed by immersive hyper-realistic training scenarios within the STOPS training village, involving pyrotechnic battlefield special effects, combat wound special effects make up and interaction with friendly and enemy role players.
About BSG, LLC
BSG is a Virginia based small business with considerable experience in providing security risk management services and training solutions. BSG was founded in 2001 by Gary Oliver and has successfully operated around the world since that time. BSG’s Directors and Consultants have lived and worked in over 50 countries and have provided services to a wide spectrum of clients in a broad range of environments. For more information, visit www.bsg-llc.us
About Strategic Operations
Strategic Operations Inc., on the lot of Stu Segall Productions, a full-service TV/movie studio, provides “Hyper-RealisticTM” training services and products for military, law enforcement and other organizations responsible for homeland security. The company employs state-of-the-art Hollywood battlefield special effects, combat wound effects, medical simulation systems like the “Cut Suit,” role players, subject matter experts, and training scenarios to create training environments that are the most unique in the industry. Over the last 10 years Strategic Operations has provided Hyper-Realistic training support to more than 600,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guard personnel prior to combat deployment. For more information, visit www.strategic-operations.com.
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