Press Release: The Nonprofit, First Preventers, Officially Launches

First Preventers is already helping schools, organizations, and communities across the United States prevent incidents and tragedies with the proven First Preventers Program.

LAS VEGAS, NV – First Preventers officially launched in January of 2019 with approval from the State of Nevada and recently received its 501(c)3 approval in August 2019. Through donations, fundraising, and grants, the nonprofit will continue to help provide schools, organizations, and communities with access to the trailblazing First Preventers Program and other partnerships in order to create a safer space for students, employee, community members, and others by preventing more incidents and tragedies before they happen.

Executive Director Rick Shaw is an internationally sought-after speaker and prevention expert with over 30 years’ experience in providing assessment and creating prevention tools, programs, and trainings. In this new role, Mr. Shaw will continue to travel and speak in order to educate and inform industry and community leaders in order to share the trailblazing successes seen with The First Preventers Program, because everyone is demanding better prevention solutions after recent shootings and other acts of violence across the nation.

The next official speaking event will be at the 2019 GSX show in Chicago, IL presented by ASIS. Mr. Shaw will be co-presenting with a First Preventers Program partner, Jason Destein of Securable Alternatives, on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. The session, titled “The Gap Between School Violence and Security Solutions: What’s Missing?”, will feature current research on prevention strategies in an effort to shine a light on the glaring missing pieces of the puzzle (first preventers).

For more information on First Preventers or the First Preventers Program, or to support these important prevention efforts, please visit FirstPreventers.org.

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More about First Preventers

First Preventers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2019. Through donations, fundraising, and grants, First Preventers helps to provide schools, organizations, and communities with access to the trailblazing First Preventers Program and other partnerships in order to create a safer space for students, employees, community members, and others by preventing more incidents and tragedies before they happen.


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