Our mission is a simple one.
To design and create seemingly ordinary furniture with the unique ability to protect groups of people and save lives in the event of an active shooting. When extra seconds can literally save lives, protecting students, service members, employees and the general public is our sole objective.
After seeing countless images like the ones below broadcasted and hearing time and time again from shooting victims and survivors that they were instructed to hide behind their desks, we were well aware that this direction offered virtually no protection.
In the current climate, there has become a need to provide an option for physical protection in learning and business environments. As we continue to hear reports from survivors of mass shootings in schools and ofﬁces, and them being repeatedly instructed to hide behind and under their furniture, we have realized this option offers little to no protection from gunﬁre. The First Responder is the only bullet proof table of its kind, capable of providing full frontal protection from projectiles ﬁred from semi-automatic, automatic and high velocity ﬁrearms.
These tables should be incorporated into monthly drills and active shooter trainings. Once a month, teachers, students and employees should practice rotating the tables up, inter-linking them together and ﬁling in behind them in timed drills. In a classroom setting, a separate table, the teacher’s desk, should be rotated up and wheeled in front of the doorway. The casters in locked position then restrains a potential threat from entering a classroom. The same strategy could be used in an ofﬁce setting. If an attacker directs their attention toward the back of the classroom or ofﬁce, anyone behind our tables will be hidden and protected.
The Department of Homeland Security recommends the “RUN” “HIDE” “FIGHT” strategy when confronted by an active shooter. We’ve designed our table to play key roles in each of these strategies and in these ways:
Our tables are mobile. Able to move when and where they are needed. We’ve incorporated custom handles for easy maneuverability when in the “shield” or ready position. The tables can then be maneuvered to always face a potential threat. They can be used as mobile shields while evacuating people from one area to another. They offer true physical protection from active shooter threats and minimize the possibility of a student, teacher or administrator being struck by stray fire from armed school personnel or law enforcement. They also offer various forms of protection and other purposes for responding security personnel or law enforcement if the event is still active upon their arrival.
Our tables very quickly and easily convert to full-size, protective barriers in under five seconds. Place three tables side by side across the back of each classroom, flip all three tables up and interlink them to create a nearly 4’ High x 15’ Long bullet resistant barrier in under one minute.
As a last resort, our tables can be used as a mobile battering ram. In this scenario, they offer full frontal or lateral protection while engaging a potential threat. They can quickly and easily be used to batter an offender.