Public safety, tactical training facility opens

JTFCanada seeks to provide peace of mind through unparalleled safety and tactical training solutions.

JTFCanada trains the public and industry professionals. 

JTFCanada seeks to provide the peace of mind to the public as well as industry professionals through its unparalleled safety and tactical training solutions.

With a new facility in Cumberland, JTFC opens its doors Jan. 11 with free classes in women’s personal safety, kids safety, health, tactical training and a course specially designed for frontline operators.

Formed in 2009 by Vali Majd, a foremost expert in violence prevention, JTFC has developed a number of successful courses designed to mitigate risks that frontline professionals in certain fields take everyday. JTFC also has a social mandate, dedicated to donating a percentage of its proceeds to relevant charities. The Kids Safety workshop on Feb. 26 will benefit the Missing Children Society of Canada.

The clientele has traditionally included firefighters and first responders, paramedics, security professionals, close protection specialists, military and law enforcement personnel.

“Catering to agencies is where we started, but really there is a great demand for educating the public when it comes to them and their loved ones’ personal safety,” Majd said.

He noted that somewhere in the middle are professionals who seek to further develop skills that are hard to come by. What he refers to are some of the hard-earned skills he has acquired over the past 20 years of studying violence. From threat assessment to advanced communication skills, self-defence, weapon retention, combatives and martial arts, Majd spent many years learning from various instructors within various agencies including special operations and military intelligence.

While he usually teaches at host’s facilities, he hopes to deliver a greater number of public safety courses and an ongoing personal safety training program at JTFC’s Cumberland facility. All courses will provide a variety of individuals with the peace of mind and ability to secure their own safety.

He will run other more specialized courses throughout the year. Majd hopes when Thomas Diesch of Island First Aid Academy joins him, the space will be used for delivering even more unique training opportunities.

Join others who are taking responsibility for their safety Jan. 11 at the open house.

Just Posted

Land & Sea Brewing Company opens its doors in Comox

Managing director says the brewery will be a compliment to the Valley’s craft beer scene

Two Courtenay Habitat for Humanity families receive keys to new homes

Lake Trail Road project officially has residents

Preparations ongoing for Courtenay’s annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

The doors of the Florence Filberg Centre, downtown Courtenay, will open again… Continue reading

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Three Days Grace roars into Penticton

Video caught in audience at SOEC concert going viral

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

GoFundMe helps Vancouver Island teen battle a rare cancer

Nanaimo’s Michelle Reilly, 16, battling spinal cord cancer, seeking possible treatment in U.S.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

Most Read