Refuse To Be A Victim

Improve your personal safety strategies with NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® Program.


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Firearms Training of Western New York is proud to bring the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim program to Western New York. Our certified instructor and staff can bring this course to your home, business, school or other group. Contact us today for more info on scheduled classes or to arrange a class at your location.

Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Through a 4-hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim® (shorter custom presentations are available), you will learn the personal safety tips & techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and escape becoming a victim.

Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse To Be A Victim® into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.

Just a few of the topics presented in the Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar:   

– Situational Awareness
– Predator Psychology
– Home Security
– Personal Security
– Automobile Security
– Workplace Security
– Technological Security



Cost: $57 per person

*4-hour course
*Refuse To Be A Victim book and all class materials
*Refuse To Be A Victim certificate (given to all who attend the full class)
** Students do not need to bring anything for this class **


Here are some frequently asked questions that may be helpful to your understanding of the Refuse To Be A Victim® program.
Q: Is this a self-defense course?
A: It is a personal safety program that teaches strategies you can use to avoid situations where self-defense is required. This course focuses on proactive courses of action, rather than reactive. Criminals prefer easy targets. By making yourself more difficult to prey upon, you lessen your risk of criminal attack. That means having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

Q: Who can attend the seminars?
A: The Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar covers topics that pertain to both men and women. The information covered is appropriate for young adults to senior citizens. In addition, the Refuse To Be A Victim® program materials also include a special teaching module for parents which discusses tips for children ages pre-school to college. Women-only seminars are also available.

Q: How do I find an instructor to conduct a private seminar?
A: Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars are available for private presentations to corporations, businesses, and other groups and clubs. The flexible, comprehensive curriculum can be custom-tailored to fit your group’s specific needs. For a list of instructors in your area, please contact a member of the Refuse To Be A Victim® staff.

To Register or to bring this program to you: Contact us at: or 716.903.2558 or send us a message below with your Name & Phone Number and the Name/Date/Location of the class or classes you would like to register for.

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