Will You Survive?

Educate, train and enhance preparedness for private and public communities on issues such as active shooter, incident response, defensive tactics, and workplace violence.

Our mission:

The primary mission of ApexSCF is to provide proactive and prudent training combined with recommendations targeted toward helping individuals, businesses, healthcare, governmental, academic, and personal entities through personal protection and training.

We are committed to providing you high-quality, expedient service to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote the educational objectives of reduce fear, and provide a safe working environment.  We strive for a safe and healthy environment through training; our teamwork effort is the move of the future.


Educate, train and enhance preparedness for private and public communities on issues such as active shooter, incident response, defensive tactics, workplace violence, business and home safety. To raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters, and having a trained tactical response attack countermeasures to deal with any threat

Violence Ends When Training Begins

Bus Driver Safety Course | Shasta Union High School District

Jeff May, founder of ApexSCF, taught the bus drivers at Shasta Union High School District how to react and prepare for a situation with an active shooter. The Safety Curriculum Fundamentals are a set of skills and lessons that anybody can learn, practical solutions to actively protect your life.

Learn more about ApexSCF courses

eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Dinner

What: Personal Safety and Workplace Violence Preparedness for You and Your Employees

Where: Grand Sierra Resort

When: February 19th

In this day and age, it is imperative you and your staff be aware of personal protection, workplace violence, crisis management, and emergency preparedness.

APEX SCF’s interactive safety education is designed to teach participants how to incorporate protective measures into everyday life at home, work, or during travel.  Learn to be proactive to threats of violence and facilitate empowered individual response in dangerous situations.

What you’ll take away from this powerful session:

  • We cannot control the actions of others, but we don’t have to remain powerless either.
  • “If you knew tomorrow you had to fight for your life, would you train today?”
  • Personal safety tips.

Jeff May, is the Founder and CEO of ApexSCF, a company dedicated to teaching safety to organizations around the U.S. With over 25 years’ experience in the law enforcement, fire, and EMS fields, Jeff teaches safety techniques to class attendees, sharing secrets only the professionals know.

To learn more about this event, click here

Storey County Schools make “First of its kind” Decision for Student Safety

ApexSCF- Human Safety 

Contact Person: Jeff L. May
Telephone Number: 844-273-9723
Email Address: apexscf@gmail.com

Virginia City, NV — The Storey County School District Director of Transportation has become the first in the nation to take the pro-active step to hold interactive, scenario-based attack countermeasure training for school bus drivers. The training takes place this Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Virginia City.

Director Kelly Knapp made the decision to give her drivers the benefit of protection training in response to recent active shooter incidents at Sparks Middle School and Renown Health, as well as the mounting national numbers of violent events in public spaces.

According to Director Knapp, on the day of the Sparks Middle School shooting she was in Reno with an employee on DOT business to pick up a bus that was in for repair, “We had some extra time, so we went to lunch at the Sushi Pier where we learned of the tragedy. I immediately thought, ‘what if this were to happen on one of my busses full of kids? It was a very frightening moment.” In conversation with other diners, Knapp learned of one who said she’d recently taken training in personal protection that was geared toward being prepared in active shooter situations. “She was so positive about it that I asked her to email details to me.”

Knapp contacted Jeff May, founder and CEO of ApexSCF, a Reno based safety training and consultancy firm. May, who has developed a special curriculum to teach emergency security countermeasures to non-security personnel, has conducted training for the City of Fernley and the University of Nevada. According to May, “School busses are among the softest of targets. This training on Friday serves an urgent need and will be a first of its kind in the nation.”

Knapp says she saw the value right away. “In Storey (County), all of our routes are rural and radio contact is very spotty in areas. It could be difficult to react from an administration level in an emergency. My ½ hour with Jeff turned into 3 hours and at the end, I felt a burden lifted from my shoulders.” She noted that there is “no official manual to follow right now for these situations, but we need to be prepared.” Knapp notified her state director and got the ball rolling. “We just want to do all we can to protect our children and our employees.”

This breakthrough in public safety preparedness takes place in the Storey County High School Training Building at 95 R St, in Virginia City this Friday, Jan. 2. The event is open to the media. Classroom training runs 8a-noon, followed by active scenario training with drivers on the school busses. Transportation Directors from other Nevada school districts will also attend.

ApexSCF is a Reno based provider of safety curricula to effectively address today’s threats of violence and facilitates empowered individual response to dangerous situations.  Mr. May draws upon his in-depth experience while he served as, Chief of Police, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Director of the Adam Walsh Sexual Assault Notification Program, Law Enforcement Training Officer, Domestic Violence Coordinator, and Terrorism Liaison Officer. He is a certified State of Nevada Level I Instructor, Taser International Instructorand National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. He has received training at the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors School. In addition, Mr. May has attended the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), trained in dignitary protection/Security, the Department of Justice Terrorism Awareness for Peace Officers, and the Homeland Security Terrorism Liaison Officer Training. Mr. May is a standing member of the National Tactical Officers Association, the Reno Chamber of Commerce.

To arrange for interviews and on-site coverage, please contact Jeff L. May at 1-844-273-9723 or at apexscf@gmail.com

 See the news coverage here at:

KTVN Channel 2 News


KOLO8 News Now

Mr. May was asked to be a guest on the Bill & Connie radio show on Alice 96.5FM

Mr. May was asked to be a guest on the Bill & Connie radio show on Alice 96.5FM.  In light of the most recent episode of violence in Sandy Hook School Connecticut, personal safety and the safety of our loved ones is the major topic of discussion throughout mainstream media. Connie conveyed her personal feelings of unease and distress following the shooting of these innocent children. Mr. May was able to ease some of her fears by explaining the program that APEX-SCF designed and how it could be taught to anyone of any age, including children. The ASAP Program, Apex Stay Alive Program, teaches proven methods for personal protection and attack countermeasures that can be applied in any environment. He personally invited Connie to attend a training class at no cost to her and to two of her listeners. At the close of the interview Mr. May was asked if he could also go on the air with the Buzz 1270AM for a guest spot immediately with Panama. Personal safety including gun owners were the topics they discussed. Mr. May referred to the training program from APEX-SCF that trains individuals how to protect themselves without a gun. Guns and gun ownership have an appropriate place in this society however not every individual can or should rely on one to protect them. This is exactly the reason why APEX-SCF stresses so strongly that the right TRAINING is something that you can carry with you at all times.

Here we go again, (gunman in the Colorado theater shootings) another one for the history books what can we do???

(CNN) — The suspect in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film early Friday had colored his hair red and told police he was “the Joker,” according to a federal law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation.

At least 12 people were killed in the rampage and 58 were injured, one fewer than earlier reported. Of those injured “nearly everyone was shot,” Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said Friday night, adding that a handful of people were hurt in the resulting chaos.

It’s imperative that management and you understand the potential magnitude of workplace violence and how to identify potentially violent employees/non-employees, and be able to effectively manage incidents before they occur.

Workplace violence:

Is a complex and widespread issue, has received increased attention from the public, media, mental health experts, and law enforcement professionals. The wide range of acts that fall under this umbrella include all violent behavior and threats of violence, as well as any conduct that can result in injury, property damage, induce a sense of fear, and otherwise impede the normal course of work.

Although a handful of high-profile incidents (e.g., mass shootings at a workplace) have led to increased public awareness, prevalence rates show that nonfatal workplace violence is a more common phenomenon than previously believed. For example, a Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report estimated that approximately 1.7 million incidents of workplace violence occurred each year between 1993 and 1999, with simple and aggravated assaults comprising the largest portion. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 518 homicides occurred in the workplace in the United States in 2008. Finally, considering actual reported workplace violence, it is estimated that these events cost the American workforce approximately $36 billion dollars per year. Moreover, the workplace is a significant epicenter for violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1995) revealed that homicide was the number one cause of death for women in the workplace.

Bad things happen to good people; this is an unfortunate fact in our society. Any one of us can be a victim of a crime that threatens our personal safety or the safety of our families. We cannot control the actions of others. But we don’t have to remain powerless either. We can choose to step out of the victim loop and take personal responsibility and accountability for our safety.

The latest shooting

May 30, 2012 Ian Lee Stawicki was armed with two .45 caliber handguns began shooting Wednesday morning at Seattle Cafe Racer, killing five people, then himself.

Will this ever STOP?

SEATTLE (AP) — Someone inside an artsy Seattle cafe where a gunman opened fire threw stools at the assailant during a shooting rampage police described as “callous, horrific and cold,” a move that allowed others to run to safety. “During that time, two or possibly three, people made their escape,” he said, adding, “He saved three lives.“ Police said more could have been injured or even killed at the cafe were it not for the actions of the man, whom they did not identify.

The gunman’s father struggled Thursday to understand how his son could have gone on a shooting rampage and apologized to the victims’ families. Ian Lee Stawicki, 40, had suffered from mental illness for years and gotten “exponentially” more erratic, his father said, but family members had been unable to get him to seek help.

According to the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, police cited Stawicki in 1989 for carrying a concealed knife and, in 2008, a girlfriend who lived with him claimed he had assaulted her and had destroyed her property.

“The first thing I can say, and it doesn’t go very far at this point, is I’m so sorry,” Walter Stawicki said, his voice quivering. “It sounds so trite, that I feel their grief … I just hope they understand he wasn’t a monster out to kill people.“

Mayor Mike McGinn said the highest priority would be addressing the “epidemic of gun violence that’s plaguing the city.” He said he’ll look at redeploying officers, as well as legislation.  It’s been done before, putting more Officers on the streets and passing more legislation, but still we have the epidemic of  Workplace Violence.

“In my almost 30 years in this department, I’ve never seen anything more callous, horrific and cold,” said Deputy Chief Nick Metz at a Thursday news conference after reviewing video footage of the killings.

Just one more example as to why we all need help, what is the answer, training. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals (YOU) must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Our Mission – Is to protect You at your workplace and in your home.

Our Mission

The primary mission of ApexSCF, is to provide proactive and prudent training combined with recommendations targeted toward helping businesses, healthcare, governmental, academic, and personal entities through personal protection and training. Whereas individuals better understand their role when it comes to workplace violence prevention. This is accomplished using customized training for each client that will,

1) Get the most value for their money.

2) Help them better understand what they have or what is available to them.

3) Provide them an onsite experienced personal instructor during the training course.

We are committed to providing high-quality, expedient service to the community members to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote the educational objectives of reduce fear, and provide a safe working environment.  We strive for a safe and healthy environment through training; this teamwork effort is the move of the future.

Be safe Protected and Educated

“We All Need To Go Home Safe”

Jeff L. May


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