Tom Patire's Personal Protection Handbook: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself, Your Family, and Your Assets Safe

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Three Rivers Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 243 pages
Staying Safe—It’s in Your Hands

There are countless reasons why bad things—robberies, assaults, accidents—happen to good people. There are also powerful and effective methods for reducing the risk that you or a loved one will become a victim, and you’ll find them all right here in this comprehensive bible of personal safety. Tom Patire’s Personal Protection Handbook is designed to let you become your own best defense, when something—or someone—goes wrong.

Developed by the country’s leading personal protection expert, here are hundreds of invaluable safety tips, as well as simple, physical moves that can be mastered by just about anybody, regardless of physical strength. Tom Patire offers methods for protecting yourself, your family, and your personal property in nearly any situation.

• AT HOME: Burglarproo?ng your property, including how to take action if your house is being broken into, plus tips for avoiding common household accidents
• ON THE JOB: What to do if you’re working late, why you should never ignore the office fire drill, and how to handle the threatening stranger who follows you onto the elevator
• WITH THE KIDS: Searching for a lost child, school and playground safety, protecting your child from predators, and Tom’s Family Protection Plan
• ON THE ROAD: How to react if your car is being followed, navigating airport security, traveling or walking in an unfamiliar area, and hotel safety

Here is commonsense advice on dozens of topics, ranging from physical confrontations with “bad guys” to preventing identity theft, topped off with Tom’s easy-to-learn, nonviolent tactics, clearly illustrated. Whether you’re a single woman, a parent of young children, or just a concerned citizen at a time when everyday safety has become a necessity, Tom Patire’s Personal Protection Handbook is a vital reference from a trusted expert that will empower and inform you.

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About the author (2003)

TOM PATIRE has more than 20 years of experience in providing security to celebrities, diplomats, and corporate executives, and has trained federal law enforcement professionals in protection techniques. He is the creator of CDT® and the CDT® Family Protection Training Centers, with more than 1,000 locations around the country, as well as the Training for Life™ program and video series. His work has been profiled in dozens of media venues, from Good Morning America to the Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in New Jersey. Visit Tom’s website at for more information.

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