Press Coverage

Taylor Co. parents, school officials working to make schools safe

Increased security, cameras, active shooter drills and resource officers have all become common in public schools but Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook says more can be done.

Click here to read the full article. 



Upcoming Training At Honda Plant

Our next TECC /RTF course will be on March 24-25 at the Honda plant in Russell’s Point!
Honda put their people in place and now has opened seating to outside agencies. How awesome is that!;)
This will be a BIG training utilizing EMR’s, multiple agencies, and civilians.
Please contact Mike W. ‭
1 (937) 539-6571‬ to get registered ASAP.

Troy Lowe and The Barracuda featured on 10TV and NBC4

With school starting back up soon, teachers and parents are always looking for a way to protect their children. Southwest Licking Schools have decided to equip their school with the active shooter prevention system, The Barracuda. Check out the videos below and contact us HERE to learn how you can become involved in bringing these life saving devices to your school district.



New school year brings new classroom door barricades at SW Licking Schools


Barracuda Interview with Scott Sands: News Radio 1370 WSPD

Posted Friday, February 5th 2016 @ 8pm
Scott with Troy Lowe

This is a streaming interview with the inventor of the Barracuda Intruder Defense System, Troy Lowe of Silverback Safety & Training Solutions, Inc.

Listen to the interview – News Radio 1370 WSPD


Troy Lowe – Innovation Awards Finalist

2015 - Innovation Award Logo

Troy Lowe, founder of Silverback Safety & Training Solutions and the inventor of the Barracuda Intruder Defense System was recently honored as a 2015 Finalist at the 3rd Annual Innovation Awards. Troy was a finalist among many talented entrepreneurs that represent a broad range of industries.

The award gala event will be held at Ohio University on March 31, 2015.

Click here to learn more.

Southwest Licking Schools Order Firefighter-Designed Safety Device for Every Classroom

Original Article:
Original Date: 12/05/2014
Original Author: Adam Slinger, updated by Elizabeth Faugl

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PATASKALA (Adam Slinger) –- The “Barracuda Intruder Defense System” is designed to stop a school shooter from entering a classroom.

The new device, created by a Licking County firefighter, acts as a door-jam and locks the door in place.

“We want the absolute best products to make sure our kids our safe,” said parent Erin West, who helped raise the $30,000 needed to purchase the 300 […]

BITT Course Helps Students Turn Everyday Items Into Life-Saving Tools

Original Article:
Original Date: 11/04/2014
Original Author: Kevin Landers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Teachers across central Ohio are learning that everyday items that fit into a plastic sandwich container could save the lives of students should someone open fire inside a school. It’s part of a life-saving course designed by a Licking County man called “BITT” or Basic Improvised Trauma Treatment.

It was put to the test at Denison University.

“Go! Arms! Legs! Chest! Back!” yells instructor Troy Lowe, the creator of Basic Improvised Trauma Treatment.

Denison University employees are learning what […]

Campus Safety Days at OUZ and Zane State

Original Article:
Original Date: 10/20/2014
Original Author: Bill Hughes

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Students at OUZ and Zane State are spending Monday and Tuesday learning valuable safety techniques.

One of the speakers Monday is a medic with the Licking County Special Response Team. Troy Lowe started Silverback Safety & Training Solutions a few years ago to show people that anything around you can be used to help save a life. Monday at Campus Safety Days he talked about his Basic Improvised Trauma Treatment or BITT training.

“A lot of the active shooter trainings lack […]

Parents Raise Money To Purchase Barricade System For Schools

Original Article:
Original Date: 10/07/2014
Original Author: Kevin Landers

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ETNA, Ohio – There are 305 elementary classroom doors in the Southwest Licking School District.

The goal is to make sure none of them open should someone enter the schools with a gun.

Troy Lowe believes his invention will keep children alive, should an intruder open fire inside a school.

“There’s a shooting every two weeks. We define the problem and find a solution. Hope is not an effective strategy,” said Lowe.

His Barracuda Intruder Defense System is designed to prevent anyone coming […]

Students train to render lifesaving aid in a crisis

Original Article: Licking County News
Original Date: 10/06/2014
Original Author: Lori Wince

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About 1,100 Watkins Memorial High School students learned Sept. 26 how to make a tourniquet using common classroom items as part of the Southwest Licking school district’s active-shooter-response training.

“We’re teaching kids how to keep other kids alive with stuff they have in their classroom,” said Troy Lowe, a West Licking Joint Fire District firefighter and a medic for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team. “Statistics show that people who are shot don’t have to […]

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