Prepare to Act is committed to being Connecticut's top safety training resource.

 

We offer a wide range of safety courses and programs that cover all areas of preparedness and emergency readiness, from first aid to pistol permits and everything in between. The people who enroll in our classes want to build a safe and secure life for their family, coworkers and friends, generation after generation. You can count on us to provide the most up-to-date techniques and course materials that save lives.

Prepare to Act was founded by Chris Marciano, a 20-year police veteran who has always been committed to personal, home, and corporate safety. Marciano has been involved in murder investigations, undercover narcotic work with the DEA, and seized hundreds of thousands of dollars of criminal assets. Yet, he would much rather be recognized as a father of two boys and someone who knows the meaning of humanity and compassion.

Marciano spends his downtime training, building and helping those who are fearful, bullied, or intimated by life. It’s the very reason he built this company and hired professionals in the field who have the same ass-kicking drive and motivation to empower those in need. It’s a core passion shared by all.

He always says, “Evil exists, but we are here to make people stronger physically and mentally. We want them to know how to protect themselves and survive and always win in any situation. We are the ones who have real-life experience and we know what it takes, so other people certainly can too!”

So ask yourself now, “Are you prepared?”

 
 
Chris Marciano, CEO/Founder

Chris Marciano, CEO/Founder

Chris Marciano, CEO/Founder

Chris is currently in his 23 year of Police Service, currently holding the rank of Patrol Sergeant. During his career, the majority of which was assigned to the patrol division.  In 2008 Chris went undercover, working narcotics across the State Of Connecticut, working hand in hand with the DEA, FBI, Secret Service And Connecticut State Police.  During his three years in this special assignment, he traveled across the country working in San Francisco California.  During this assignment he was promoted to the rank of Detective where was directly involved in multiple homicide investigations, sexual and heavy assaults, bank robberies and home invasions. In April of 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Chris comes from a long line of Police Officers and has focused his life on his passion of simply helping people. The idea of Prepare To Act and the mission to do more comes natural to him and will continue to push until his message get’s out worldwide.

Tina Perrone, Lead Firearms Instructor

Tina Perrone, Lead Firearms Instructor

Tina is a retired Connecticut State Trooper, who served 29 years and brings an un-matchable level of training and experience to Prepare To Act. During her years with CSP Tina worked in patrol and so many specialized units.  During her career Tina worked as a K9 handler, Major Crime Investigator, an instructor at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy and was a full time Firearms Instructor.  Currently, along with being Prepare To Act’s lead firearms instructor, Tina is employed by the Sig Sauer Academy as an adjunct firearms instructor located in Epping, New Hampshire.  With too many successfully completed firearms related training programs to list, Tina’s knowledge, compassion and instructional dominance is second to none.

Roger Rua, Firearms And Lead Simunitions Instructor

Roger Rua, Firearms And Lead Simunitions Instructor

Prepare To Act was fortunate to have found Roger during the calendar year of 2019.  Married with their first brand new baby, it’s clear that family is everything to Roger.  Roger served our country as a Marine for just over four years, serving in Afghanistan. Most impressively, Roger is a Purple Heart recipient.  His dedication to his family, his country and now Prepare To Act is evident in everything he does. After his time as a Marine, Roger received his bachelor’s degree in National Security Studies from the University of New Haven.  Along with working with PTA, Roger is currently employed as an Investigative Support Assistant with the United States Secret Service.  

Gene Patrick, Lead CPR/1st Aid Instructor -

Gene Patrick, Lead CPR/1st Aid Instructor -