10 Minutes To Live: Surviving an Active Shooter Using A.L.I.V.E.


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Active shooter mass killings have become a horrible reality in our society and no place is immune to them.

In his book, Michael Julian, CPI, PPS, CSP shares how essential the appropriate actions you take in the first ten minutes of an active shooting can be for your survival. How every second counts to stay A.L.I.V.E.

Julian’s survival guide provides simple tools to help you in the event you find yourself in this type of scenario. He teaches you how to prepare yourself using a security mindset, and fight through your fear with a survival mindset so you can evaluate your situation and react appropriately.

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“This is one of the most concise and professional books I have read on active shooters. Easy to read and understand, this book is excellent and straight to the point on ways for any individual to take action and provide for their own safety.”
– Amazon Customer and Reader

“A compelling and uplifting read. This is a different twist to the DHS ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ philosophy, developed by a seasoned practitioner. This was put together in an easy to read, easy to follow format. Well done, Michael!”
–  ANTHONY TIEGER, California

“This book could very well save your life. Well written and thoughtful. You clearly understand what you need to do to have a chance. I highly recommend every parent read this book.”
– LIZ, Reader, Student and Parent, Illinois

“Sadly, I purchased this book the day before yet another mass shooting at a public school unfolded. Mr. Julian has laid out a straight forward and practical method for surviving. I can already see from reading this book and the news reports, how more lives could have been saved had the victims practiced what this author lays out here. I plan on carrying this book with me on vacations, business trips and to large gatherings.”
– Amazon Customer and Reader, California

“Thank you, Michael. Clearly written for those who perhaps may need a small nudge of encouragement to do or say the right thing in the face of danger, this may just be the inspirational tipping point they need. Well done, sir!”
– EUGENE F. FERRARO, Security Consultant, Colorado

“No one is too young or old, strong or weak, to follow the advice in this book. No special training – just a very strong mindset. Every school administrator, teacher, student, and parent should have this book as required reading at every grade. The evil that people will do to themselves and each other is never a surprise – it is a dark reality.”
– CHRIS STORY, Trainer, Investigator, Consultant, U.S.A.

“Excellent read and right on target. It is a must read for Security and Police Professionals.”
– DEAN A. BEERS, Professional Investigator, U.S.A.

“A very good read in explaining how to survive an active shooter/active threat situation for the novice. Having years of experience from the military, law enforcement and now Executive Protection, I found that Mr. Julian breaks down the information in an easy to read and understand fashion. It will open the reader’s eyes to be more situationally aware. With all of [the] past decades of mass threat incidents, I highly recommend this book. It may just save your life.”
– RICHARD MARRUFFO, Security Consultant

“A truly inspirational read for folks of all ages and from all walks of life. Mike’s simple writing style reaches to the depths of our inner fears and then elevates us with the notion we are all capable of great and heroic acts of courage when others need us the most.”
– RICHARD CORONA, Retired Banker, Connecticut

“Great book. Very well written and easy to read. Fantastic information and really hits home. I also highly recommend the Surviving an Active Shooter Course taught by Mr. Julian!”
–  BARBARA WRIGHT, Amazon Customer and Reader

“Well written & concise. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about this topic.”
– JAMES HAMILTON, Security Consultant, California

About the Author

Michael Julian is the creator the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training Program and CEO/President of MPS Security & Protection, a division of National Business Investigations, Inc., founded in 1967 by his father.  The company provides corporate executive protection, threat and risk mitigation, and security.

Michael is licensed in multiple states as a Private Investigator and Security Professional, is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and Executive Security International, and Board Director or member of several national and international security associations.  His security training includes behavioral threat assessment, active shooter survival, executive and asset protection, self-defense, defensive and evasive driving, close protection, aviation security, protective surveillance and counter surveillance, and covert protection.  Besides Active Shooter, he teaches training courses in Executive and Asset Protection.

In 2014 Michael created A.L.I.V.E. and began teaching his Active Shooter Survival philosophy throughout the United States.  His book on the subject, 10 Minutes to Live: Surviving an Active Shooter Using A.L.I.V.E. was published in 2017 and the online version of the A.L.I.V.E. Training Program was launched in 2019 and is now part of the corporate security training program for companies throughout the world.

In mid-2019 the first A.L.I.V.E. Instructor Certification Course was held in Southern California, creating several new, qualified instructors to present the program.  Michael is now a keynote speaker at conferences, but still teaches the course to select businesses, public utilities agencies, medical and educational institutions throughout the world.

In this Survival Manual, 10 Minutes to Live: Surviving an Active Shooter Using A.L.I.V.E., Julian shows you how to:

  • Become more aware of your surroundings,
  • Prepare for such an event by being “proactively reactionary”,
  • Evaluate an active shooter situation more quickly and efficiently,
  • Decide and take the best action necessary for your survival,
  • Dominate the attacker, if necessary, using a kill or be killed mentality,
  • Navigate the chaos that comes after the event, and
  • Train family, friends, and coworkers how to do the same.

Julian’s insight in his Active Shooter Book help you prepare for the worst. This survival guide alone could be the difference between life and death in the face of a horrific and possibly deadly situation.

Survival Guide Product details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: 10 Minutes To Live; first edition (January 18, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692992197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692992197
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces

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Weight 9.8 lbs
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