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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


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

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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

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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 […]

Parents raising money to buy door barricades

Original Article: Licking County News
Original Date: 09/29/2014
Original Author: Lori Wince


Erin and Mark West are raising funds for the Southwest Licking school district to purchase classroom door barricades to help keep children safe if an active shooter would enter a school building.

“The Southwest Licking schools are doing what they should be doing to introduce a proactive approach,” Erin West said.

She said district officials are training staff members how to react if a shooter enters a building but “they do not have all the right tools for teachers.”

Troy Lowe, a […]

Local Firefighter’s School Security Invention Being Sold Around the Country

Original Article: Fox28 Columbus
Original Date: 09/15/2014
Original Author: Adam Aaro

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ZANESVILLE (Adam Aaro) — A local firefighter and SWAT medic’s school security invention is now being sold across the country.

Bilco, a commercial products manufacturer, is now producing “The Barracuda Intruder Defense System” at its Zanesville production plant.

“The product is so simple that it’s one of those things that people say, I wish I’d thought of it,” said Lee Bugglin, Director of Residential Products Operations at the Zanesville plant.

In July we introduced you to Troy Lowe, a firefighter […]

An Ohio Firefighter Has Invented An Active Shooter Defense System That Could Finally Help Schools Feel Safe Again

Original Article: Wall Street Insanity
Original Date: 07/09/2014
Original Author: Foram Mehta

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A firefighter and SWAT team medic from Columbus, Ohio, has invented a device that he says could save lives in the event of an active shooter situation in a building.

Troy Lowe, a decorated military veteran, created the Barracuda Intruder Defense System to secure vertical doors in an emergency. Lowe has been teaching shooter response programs for years and says he was inspired to create a product that would help ensure people’s safety after observing how […]

This Ohio Firefighter Has Invented An Amazingly Simple Device To Stop School Gunmen

Original Article: Thought Catalog
Original Date: 07/09/2014
Original Author: James B. Barnes

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There’s been a number of responses from the public and government officials over the years to school shootings like those that have taken place at Columbine and Newtown. Most of those responses have taken the form of either suggesting increased security, arming teachers, or making tougher gun control laws. The problem with all of these, however, is that they’re politically difficult and so while the danger of school shootings is still out there a new deterrent […]

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