PFDTC SAFETY RULES
• Safety is paramount. Safety will always take priority.
• Students are responsible for their actions and all impacts of their rounds.
• Students will not engage in any activity unless directed to do so by an instructor.
• Students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription or over-the counter medications, will be immediately dismissed from the course.
• Students are required to sign the Liability Release & Waiver prior to beginning to training.
• No live weapons at all (firearms, edged weapons, batons, etc.) are allowed in the sim range / classroom.
• Students not actively participating will remain in the designated observation area.
• Students will not enter the training area unless directed to do so.
• During force-on-force training, participants must wear protective equipment and clothing with no exposed skin and must wear an approved face mask, eye protection, gloves and groin protector.
• During force-on-force training, shooting within 1 meter is not authorized.
• Hearing protection, eye protection and closed toe shoes are required on the live fire range.
• During live fire, students will fire on designated targets only. Muzzles will be pointed in a safe direction at all times. Do not fire if anyone is within 15 degrees of your muzzle. If you have any doubt as to safety, DO NOT FIRE.
• The safety rules are: 1. Treat every weapon as if it were always dangerous. 2. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire. 3. Never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot. 4. Always know your target, what lies beyond and in between.
• Treat training weapons with the same degree of safety and care as you would live weapons.
• All exercises involving interpersonal contact will be done safely with slow and steady pressure, maintaining awareness of the tap out procedures and safety.
• “Tap Out” procedures are to be strictly observed and include tapping the opponent, floor or nearby object repeatedly and saying “TAP! TAP! TAP!
• Everyone is a safety officer. If you observe a situation that you feel is unsafe, call an immediate ceasefire. A cease-fire can be given verbally and physically by giving the hand-and-arm signal to cease fire.
• If any emergency incident occurs, cease fire, immediately notify the RSO, and standby for directions.
I have read and fully understand each of the Safety Rules as stated above, and by signing this document I hereby agree to abide by these rules and terms set herein.