SSAVEIM course details:

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Ember Lodge at Bear Paw Beach (10006 7 Mile Rd., Caledonia, WI 53108).

Lunch is not included in the course, but there are boxed lunch options available for purchase through The Ember Lodge. Lunch options can be found and pre-ordered through the following link:

Contact Peaceful Warrior Training Group at (414) 573-9588 if you have any questions.


Michael Bolender PW Training Group - Founder / Lead Instructor

Mike served on the Oak Creek Police Department for 32 years. He retired as a Operations Captain overseeing the Patrol Division and the Communication Center. Mike also served as a Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Lieutenant. He was the use of force trainer for 31 years and holds 26 different use of force instructor certifications. Mike has responded to two active shooters while working in Oak Creek; the first in 2004 at Comfort Suites as one of Oak Creek’s SWAT Team Leaders and the second at the Sikh Temple in 2012 in which Mike was the incident commander. Mike spent 15 years on Oak Creek’s Emergency Response Unit (SWAT Team) and 10 as a SWAT Team Leader. Mike started the Peaceful Warrior Training Group in 2013 after the Sikh Temple massacre with a simple goal: never again. Our families and communities need our best efforts to ensure that we never again endure these tragedies.

Benjamin Kessel PW Training Group - Director of Medical Training / Instructor

Ben has 22 years experience as a Paramedic and Physician Assistant in prehospital EMS and Emergency Medicine and 10 years lead SWAT medic. He is the Associate EMS Medical Director overseeing operations and training of multiple Fire Departments and Law Enforcement agencies. Ben is a regional educator for multiple specialized tactical medicine certification courses, including military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), civilian EMS Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for Law Enforcement (TECC-LEO), and Bleeding Control for lay providers (B-Con). He has a passion for empowering “ordinary” people to successfully manage extraordinary challenges of emergency response.

Jack Rehn PW Training Group - Emergency Medical Services Senior Instructor

Jack is a retired 25 year veteran Fire Lieutenant from the City of Oak Creek. He has been a Paramedic and active SWAT medic for over 10 years. Jack is a founding member of the Oak Creek Fire and Police Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit (TEMS), the first TEMS Unit to be credentialed by the State of Wisconsin. He instructs police recruits in First Care / Buddy Care through Milwaukee Area Technical College Police Academy.

Lisa Reid PW Training Group - School Deployment Team Director / Instructor

Lisa has been a School Psychologist in the Oak Creek-Franklin Jt. School District (OCFSD) since 1994 and the District Safety Coordinator since 2020. She was a co-founding member of the OCFSD’s District Safety Team and District Threat Assessment Team. Lisa was instrumental in developing the district's comprehensive Threat Assessment Guideline and Student Safety Lessons that are used for all grade levels. She is a certified instructor for the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), teaching Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Verbal De-escalation techniques to school personnel. Lisa is also a member of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the state, trained by Wisconsin's DOJ - Office of School Safety.

Jason Kelley PW Training Group - Active Threat Instructor

Jason is a retired 26 year veteran Police Officer from the City of Beloit. He has 25 years of SWAT experience rising through the ranks from Operator, Assistant Team Leader (ATL), Team Leader (TL ) and finishing his career as the commander. Jason has been instructing Active Shooter/Threat Tactics for over 20 years. Jason instructs Active Shooter Response nationwide for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) and Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM) for C3 Pathways. He instructs Tactical EMS for Mercyhealth and is a co-founder of the Tactical Training Center, which is located in Janesville, WI.


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