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Public safety, tactical training facility opens

JTFCanada trains the public and industry professionals.  - PHOTO SUBMITTED
JTFCanada trains the public and industry professionals. 
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JTFCanada seeks to provide the peace of mind to the public as well as industry professionals through its unparalleled safety and tactical training solutions.

With a new facility in Cumberland, JTFC opens its doors Jan. 11 with free classes in women's personal safety, kids safety, health, tactical training and a course specially designed for frontline operators.

Formed in 2009 by Vali Majd, a foremost expert in violence prevention, JTFC has developed a number of successful courses designed to mitigate risks that frontline professionals in certain fields take everyday. JTFC also has a social mandate, dedicated to donating a percentage of its proceeds to relevant charities. The Kids Safety workshop on Feb. 26 will benefit the Missing Children Society of Canada.

The clientele has traditionally included firefighters and first responders, paramedics, security professionals, close protection specialists, military and law enforcement personnel.

"Catering to agencies is where we started, but really there is a great demand for educating the public when it comes to them and their loved ones' personal safety," Majd said.

He noted that somewhere in the middle are professionals who seek to further develop skills that are hard to come by. What he refers to are some of the hard-earned skills he has acquired over the past 20 years of studying violence. From threat assessment to advanced communication skills, self-defence, weapon retention, combatives and martial arts, Majd spent many years learning from various instructors within various agencies including special operations and military intelligence.

While he usually teaches at host's facilities, he hopes to deliver a greater number of public safety courses and an ongoing personal safety training program at JTFC's Cumberland facility. All courses will provide a variety of individuals with the peace of mind and ability to secure their own safety.

He will run other more specialized courses throughout the year. Majd hopes when Thomas Diesch of Island First Aid Academy joins him, the space will be used for delivering even more unique training opportunities.

Join others who are taking responsibility for their safety Jan. 11 at the open house.

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