Warnick and Associates provides seminars for the professional and the novice. Whether you are looking for professional development of staff, meeting an insurance mandate, or just wish to gain understanding on a specific topic, we have exceptional instructors and presenters. Our seminars are based on your needs, and best of all if we don’t have expertise in the area you need, we will reach out to others that do have that expertise on your behalf. We will make sure that you get the training and understanding that you need to protect you in today’s ever-changing and litigious world.

Our seminars are not someone else’s rehashed old seminar; we do our own in-house research on the topic and base our learning objectives on the facts from empirical evidence rather than someone’s opinion. We have the facts to back up what we teach. We have listed our three most favorite seminars, with a basic synopsis.


Surviving an Active Shooter

Preferred number of participants: 20-50

Experience level: Novice to advanced

Length: 4 hours

Active shooters destructively participate in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated areas. They can occur in the workplace, a house of worship, a school, or any place people gather. According to the definition of an active shooter, this can also include use of other weapons such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s), which we also cover.

Recent incidents and extended media coverage have brought the issue of active shooters to the forefront. This has left many wondering how they could survive if confronted with an active shooter situation. This seminar presents the history, statistics, and common red flags that someone could become an active shooter. This seminar identifies the most common ways that attacks occur and what weapons are commonly used; it also covers where those attacks transpire, the average length of an attack. and some proven methods that can be used to reduce the chances of an attack.

You will learn actions that can reduce injury from an active shooter, including hands on demonstrations, and what to expect from police, fire, and EMS when they arrive on scene. Participants will acquire strategies that will assist police in securing the scene, and what actions should be taken after the active shooter is neutralized. While it is hoped that you will never go through an active shooter situation, the seminar helps you to plan to deal with the consequences of an active shooter and teaches organizations how to preplan dealing with the psychological effects.

This is the most requested seminar by houses of worship and hospitals.


I can survive the Zombie Apocalypse (or any disaster)!

Preferred number of participants: 20-40

Experience level: Novice

Length: 3 hours


This fun and interactive class for students (12 and up) and adults (up to 90) teaches the basics of disaster preparedness. Participants learn what items are needed to survive any disaster, even the zombie apocalypse. Participants learn how preplanning and mitigation measures really do pay off. From preparing a 72-hour go kit to making sure you can survive a tornado, flood, earthquake, or hurricane is all part of the lesson plan. We show participants how to prepare to be self-sufficient for over a month on a shoestring budget. We even discuss where to find the most reasonable food to have on hand. To add fun to the presentation, participants (as a group) respond “MORE BRAINS” (for no) and “here they come” (for yes) to answer questions about preparedness. Amongst all of the fun, they learn the basics of disaster preparedness in a manner they will never forget!


Preparing to keep Disabled and Elderly Individuals Safe in a Disaster!

Preferred number of participants: 20-50

Experience level: Novice to advanced

Length: 4 hours


Disabled and elderly populations (also identified as Access and Functional Needs populations) are among the most at-risk populations during a disaster. In many communities, the local emergency management agency does not have the knowledge and/or the resources to effectively protect and save those with Access and Functional Needs. This was never more evident than during Hurricane Katrina where 71% of those that died were from the Access and Functional Needs population, yet they represented only 15% of the overall population. Documented cases provide information how disabled populations died in Hurricane Katrina because the were not able to board a bus or in some instances they made calls begging for evacuation but nobody ever came.

This seminar provides information on how each individual and each disability requires different preparedness methods. We show you how to understand their (or your) specific needs and to put plans into effect that can reduce the potential negative effects. We share simple and advanced steps that can help ensure safety for disabled and elderly populations. This seminar is geared toward disabled and elderly individuals, their family members, and the advocacy groups that represent these populations.

Note: A separate companion seminar is available for public safety officials. The companion seminar covers understanding the population and building comprehensive disaster plans that build resilience for those with access and functional needs.


Other seminars available

Disaster Preparedness for Schools

Disaster Preparedness for School Buses

Disaster Preparedness for Houses of Worship

Disaster Preparedness for Business

Household Pet Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness in Rural America

How to Properly Volunteer for a Disaster

How to Survive without Electricity

How to be a Prepper without becoming a “Crazy Prepper”?