“I am contacting you in regards to TECC training with Silverback STS.

I lead a group of about 18 Emergency Medical Responders (bottom rung of the EMS ladder) here at Honda Transmission Mfg., a company of about 1500 Associates.

This is the most comprehensive and intense training I have ever taken.

In my training history, we sit in a class room and listen to instruction and then sitting there, we practice what we we’ve been lectured on, until class is over. This training applies it all, in an aggressive manner. Lecture comes first and then, aggressive, hands on application of the lectured items, returning to class room for discussion of what was learned.

The labs are also extremely hands on. Troy and his team are extremely supportive in this training. My teams and I were unfamiliar with many of these countermeasures, because they are out of the norm for us. Silverback supported and showed the proper methods and then with guidance and repetition with the hands on methods. The exposure makes us better responders and helps us to better understand the proper methods. This training can make an average lay person a life saver.

Then the stress inoculation scenarios, allow a responder to take all the new skills and put them together in life saving simulations. Many responders feel over whelmed at first, because they’ve never been in such a stressful situation before. Through repetition and constant encouragement, a responder gets to where it all starts to come together for them. They are able to remember training, be calm, and apply the medicine to save lives.

At first my teams didn’t know what to expect and approached it as “another training class”. After taking the training, for an entire weekend, these teams are invigorated and ready for just about any scenario that could come our way. They have confidence in their newly acquired life-saving skills. These skills are also under constant consideration for the industrial environment. I can see the new knowledge applied in every day industrial settings.

Training with Silverback will make your rescue team more confident and more capable for any emergency response scene.”

Greg Buxton

Honda Transmissions | Engineering Coordinator | Medical Team Captain

“I recommend the Bitt Kit as the “go to” trauma bag for both the experienced medic and anyone who may face a medical emergency for the firsttime. The ingenious design, organizing each pocket by body part, makes it quick and easy to find the needed supplies. Bitt Kitt is the perfect tool to sustain life until help arrives.
And you can quote me on that.”

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Author of On Combat and On Killing. Internationally recognized law enforcement and school safety  trainer.

Great Experience! I just wanted to thank you and comment on how great the training was. Training occurred at an annual symposium for our Emergency Medicine Residency, and was geared towards new physicians in the field of Emergency Medicine and the tactical/EMS side of pre-hospital care. Not only was the lecture material extremely interesting, it was a great lesson in the types of actions tactical providers/first responders will be providing prior to hospital arrival. The course was well conducted and the instructor provided up to date information regarding patient care. We had also spent time running drills outside which was a blast. I would recommend this course material to anyone interested and it definitely applied to those who are involved in the field.

Bob Culley, M.D.

This is a realistic at it gets. Silverback’s active shooter training is not only laced with realism, it is the real deal and just about the most effective means of exposing the American populace to lifesaving maneuvers in the face of mass shootings, which are increasing in frequency by geometric progression every year. As a survivor of the Fort Hood Massacre in 2009, the largest scale mass shooting on any military installation in U.S. history, it is unmistakable that Silverback’s training modules comprise the very best training practices available anywhere to date. Had this training and BITT KITS been available to us through the Department of the Army in the face of grave danger and a complete absence of medical supplies, it is highly likely that there would have been many more survivors of this mass shooting. The Silverback instructors have dedicated their lives to the safety and security of the masses and to offering solutions for making at home alive in the face of mortal danger.

Dr. Kathy Platoni

COL (RET), US Army | COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces

As a road officer, this course opened my eyes and better prepared me for the inevitable. Fantastic training!


Ohio State Highway Patrol

As a survivor of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, I understand how important it is for people to have this training. Silverback implements training that is as close to realistic as you can get. There is no doubt that people that complete their training will be better prepared and increase their chances of survival and of saving lives. Staff are kind, supportive, and utilize a hands on approach in realistic conditions. During the attack at Fort Hood, there were no medical supplies available and we had to use shirts, hats, belts, and anything we could get our hands on. Products like the BITT KIT would have allowed us to better treat wounds on the scene. The instructors have a passion for what they teach and are truly experts in their field.

John Fry

Very strong program. Great introduction to TECC and certainly provides a strong nucleus for advanced training.

Bob O.

Granville Township Fire Department

I felt the training was very very helpful.  I also believe that it should be mandatory for EVERYONE employed here to attend this training.  We are ALL living in dangerous times and no matter where we are.. at work.. at the mall.. in church… etc.  We need to have the information to do the best we can to get out alive and go home.  Everyone in this agency should be trained  as to what to do and how to alert others.  If only a portion of us have any idea about what we need to do if this ever happened here, I feel we have a missing link that could impede everyone’s safety.

Jeanie Klockner

Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio Inc.

An amazing training, learned more in 2 days than I would believe, presentation was kept useful and to a point. Great hands on training.


West Licking Fire Department

One of the best classes I’ve taken.


Newark Fire Department

I just wanted to take this time to thank you. The students thoroughly enjoyed working with and watching such a fine group of professionals in action. It was nothing like what they had anticipated or have ever done before. You all were an inspiration to the students.

Candace Collins


C-TEC Criminal Justice Instructor

Excellent in your face training.


West Licking Fire Department

I had the pleasure of meeting Troy at a Medical class in Youngstown, Ohio. Troy’s Background, knowledge & Gear of what it takes to make it through violent/traumatic events. He has simplified trauma kits that a person with no medical background can access and treat others effectively. I will be purchasing these kits for my work and home. I will also be signing up for courses in the future with Troy.

Patrick Campbell

The instructor was energetic and enthusiastic about his topic. I thought there was a lot of good info given to us.

S. Wilson

Juvenile Probation Officer

Licking County

It was a great and productive day! The training class was very informative and hands on. Everyone was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. The very stressful nature of the day was handled in a way to put everyone at ease.

T. Shaefter


Watkins Memorial High School

One of the best inservices I have attended in my career of 30+ years. Thank you!

L. Marcelain


Utica High School

Great hands on training for a fast evolving part of emergency care.


Granville Township Fire Department

This was an awesome and eye-opening experience! Thank you all for your hard work. Troy was way enthusiastic!

T. Bartlett

Department Clerk

Licking County

The instructor was great! Helpful, honest, informative.

A. Broska

Intervention Specialist

Watkins Memorial High School

This was a very fun and extremely thorough course! These guys go way above and beyond not only with passing on their knowledge, but also with all of the extras they throw in along the way like the quest lectures, self defense instruction and more.


Granville Township Fire Department

The hands-on demonstration of the problems with our current lock-down procedure was helpful. It was great to learn the practical, straight-forward medical advice for saving a person with traumatic wounds.

K. Stalling


Utica High School

The instructors did a great job. Compelling participants to do hands-on training and they didn’t just go through the motions.

J. Mitchell

Deputy Clerk

Licking County

I loved how they gave us practical solutions for problems by using things that are already in my classroom.

C. Elder


Watkins Memorial High School

Excellent class providing information that we are able to take back to our home departments.


Granville Township Fire Department

The trauma of a school shooting is eye-opening and makes you more aware of your surroundings. The hands-on training and medic training are invaluable to the district.


Guidance Counselor

Utica High School

The whole class was well presented. I enjoyed learning the sequence of events in medical training (legs then arms then chest). Also enjoyed the practical experience that I now have more confidence in using.

A. Slone

Records Clerk

Licking County

This training is vital for law enforcement. All law enforcement should attend this training. The life you save could be your own.


Pataskala Police Department

I have been blessed to be able to train with Troy Lowe and his team twice in active shooting events. Troy brings a complete knowledge of what it takes to make it through these events. Troy brings his military training along with his law enforcement and fire safety together to share a very unique look into one of these events. I feel with Troy’s training I am much better prepared if I was ever in an active shooter situation to make it out to the other side. I will be signing up for more courses in the future with Troy and his team.

Denny Vorhees

VIPSS Franklin County Sheriffs Office