President/Lead Consultant

Located in

Amherst, Ohio




PO Box 1084



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Common Sense Defense

Mission & History

Molly Tyson is President and Lead Consultant for Common Sense Defense. She has two young children and is dedicated to ensuring that schools and child care centers are prepared in the event of an emergency. Molly has worked in education for more than 15 years developing emergency operations plans for all types of crises. Since the tragic events of Columbine and Sandy Hook, Molly has assisted several school districts with the implementation of violent intruder defense strategies. Molly is an A.L.i.C.E. certified instructor and volunteers for the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team and the Lorain County Community Emergency Response Team. She also has participated in the Ohio Attorney General's Active Shooter for Educators Training and holds the 10-hour OSHA General Industry certification.

Services & Products

Emergency Preparedness Planning Emergency Preparedness planning consists of identifying potential emergencies, considering ways to avoid potential emergencies, and creating a guide for action when an emergency does occur. Click on the button above to learn more about the services Common Sense Defense provides in this area. Violent Intruder Defense Strategies Violent Intruder Defense Strategies are specific actions that can be taken when confronted with an intruder who is intent on doing harm to others. Click on the button above to learn more about the services Common Sense Defense provides in this area. Crisis Ready Certification for Child Care Centers Child care centers should be prepared beyond state minimum requirements for potential emergencies that could occur within the center to keep children as safe as possible. A Crisis Ready Certification demonstrates a Center's commitment to proactive preparation and provides parents and guardians with peace of mind.

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