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Abraham Kiswani Reveals Continued Support for Childhood Cancer Foundation

Businessman Abraham Kiswani discusses his ongoing support for childhood cancer charity, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

 

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Famed for its sponsored fundraisers, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a particular type of fundraising is not only a key part of their efforts to raise much-needed cash for the childhood cancer charity, but it’s also partly the reason behind the name of the organization itself. Businessman, licensed security contractor, and philanthropist Abraham Kiswani explains more as he reveals his ongoing support for the foundation.

 

Known for its head-shaving events, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s name is a nod to fundraisers giving up their hair in support of the organization. “‘St. Baldrick’s’ is,” Kiswani explains, “in fact, a portmanteau or combination of the words ‘bald’ and ‘St. Patrick’s,’ the latter part coming from the fact that the charity’s first ever head-shaving event took place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, around two decades ago now.”

 

Widely recognized for his philanthropic nature, Abraham Kiswani is an avid and long-standing supporter of St. Baldrick’s, with himself and his company, has donated annually to the charitable organization since 2012. It’s estimated that Kiswani and his business have now contributed more than $35,000 to the childhood cancer foundation in recent years. “St. Baldrick’s is an incredible organization,” adds the certified security sector professional, businessman, and philanthropist, “and well worthy of all that we can give.”

 

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

 

Kiswani is also a keen supporter of a wide range of other good causes, charities, and nonprofit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, and the Chicago-based Tuskegee NEXT project, to which he has also recently donated incredible totals of around $15,000, $20,000, and $10,000 respectively.

 

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Abraham Kiswani is today based in nearby Burbank, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. Outside of his work and charitable efforts, Kiwanis personal interests include skydiving, bungee jumping, and antique muscle cars, as well as cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, sailing, scuba diving, and softball.

 

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, IRS identification number 20-1173824. To find out more, or to make a donation, head to https://www.stbaldricks.org/.

Abraham Kiswani set to hit record fundraising total

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Philanthropist and businessman Abraham Kiswani looks forward to setting a record total as this year’s contributions get off to an unprecedented start.

Well known and highly respected for his philanthropic nature and wider charitable efforts, security industry professional Abraham Kiswani and his business look set to reach a record donation and fundraising total in 2019 as the year gets off to a fantastic start. Here, Chicago-based Kiswani reveals more about his support for charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, and the Tuskegee NEXT project, as well as his commitment to other local good causes and initiatives.

Having raised many tens of thousands of dollars for charities and organizations including Toys for Tots, the Tuskegee NEXT project, St. Baldrick’s, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in recent years, philanthropist Abraham Kiswani looks set to reach a record-breaking new total this year after donating more than $200,000 in 2018.

“Through fundraising, events, and donations made by myself and my company, we’re looking to top last year’s total in 2019,” reveals Kiswani, who has already pledged significant sums of money to several of his preferred charities, nonprofit organizations, and other good causes this year. He currently estimates that this year’s total could top $225,000.

Last month, Abraham Kiswani also announced details of the upcoming First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown to be held in Chicago. Set to take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019, and billed as ‘one of the best basketball showdowns the area has ever witnessed,’ all proceeds from the event will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

One of Kiswani’s most eagerly supported causes, the research hospital is closely tied to childhood cancer charity the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with which the businessman and philanthropist is also heavily involved.

Indeed, he and his company have donated annually to the charitable organization since 2012. Donations made by Kiswani and his firm solely to St. Baldrick’s now exceed $35,000, he reveals. “Much like all of the good causes which I proudly support, St. Baldrick’s is an incredible organization,” he explains, “and entirely worthy of all the help and support that we can give.”

A passionate sportsman, this year, Kiswani is also organizing a number of Major League Baseball tickets to generously gift to local disadvantaged children and those from low-income families. “We’ll also continue to donate to Chicago’s South Side churches to help feed the hungry and to further put back into the local community,” adds the certified security sector professional, businessman, and philanthropist, wrapping up.

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Abraham Kiswani is today based in nearby Burbank, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. Outside of his work and charitable efforts, Kiswani’s personal interests include skydiving, bungee jumping, and antique muscle cars, as well as cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, sailing, scuba diving, and softball.

ABRAHAM KISWANI ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF UPCOMING FIRST ANNUAL BEAT CANCER CHARITY BASKETBALL SHOWDOWN TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO

Abraham Kiswani announces details of upcoming First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown to be held in Chicago
Licensed security contractor Abraham Kiswani reveals details of Chicago suburb of Matteson’s First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown set to take place this summer.

Set to take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019, the First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown is to be held at the Matteson Community Center, located on Matteson Avenue in the heart of the Cook County village, which itself is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. A licensed security contractor based in nearby Burbank, Abraham Kiswani reveals more about the hotly anticipated basketball event.

“Presented by the Jackson-Terrell Foundation, whose mission is to empower and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, the First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown will see Team Kenny take on Team Lando,” reveals Kiswani, a keen basketball fan and supporter of a number of local and national charities, organizations, and other good causes.

Boasting live music and sounds by Chicago-based DJ Will Trey, and billed as one of the best basketball showdowns the area has ever witnessed, the event will feature some of Chicago’s top basketball talent, according to Kiswani. “All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” he adds.

A leading U.S. children’s hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases, and is leading the way in which the world understands, addresses, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

“The event, which will be hosted by the Matteson Community Center, at 20642 Matteson Avenue, will kick off at 05:00 pm on Saturday, June 22,” adds Kiswani, wrapping up, “and conclude later in the evening, at around 08:30 pm.”

Tickets are priced at $10.00.

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Abraham Kiswani is today based in nearby Burbank, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. A licensed security sector professional, basketball fan Kiswani is an avid supporter of various charities, nonprofit organizations, and other good causes including the Chicago-based Tuskegee NEXT project, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, and children’s cancer foundation St. Baldrick’s.

Outside of his work and charitable efforts, Kiswani’s personal interests include skydiving, bungee jumping, and antique muscle cars, as well as cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, sailing, scuba diving, and softball.

For more information about Matteson’s First Annual Beat Cancer Charity Basketball Showdown, or for tickets, please head to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jtf-first-annual-beat-cancer-charity-basketball-game-tickets-5130120

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Abraham Kiswani Provides Insight Into His Love of Extreme Sports

Security sector professional Abraham Kiswani shares his love of adrenaline-fueled, high-octane sports and activities.

 

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From bungee jumping to skydiving, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani’s love of extreme sports has seen him travel extensively both across the United States and internationally. Also a fan of wave runners and jet skis, antique muscle cars, and scuba diving, Kiswani provides a closer look at his passion for high-octane, adrenaline-fueled activities, hobbies, and other interests.

 

“I’ve always admired and appreciated particularly antique muscle cars,” explains Kiswani, “and my passion for these icons of the late 1960s and early 1970s, in particular, has grown into a love of other cars, sailing, jet skis, and wave runners, for example, as well as other high-octane and adrenaline-fueled activities including skydiving and bungee jumping.”

 

While the terms ‘wave runner’ and ‘jet ski’ are often used interchangeably, ‘WaveRunner’ is, in fact, a type and brand of personal, largely recreational watercraft made by Yamaha. “The ‘Jet Ski,’ meanwhile, is a comparable craft built and sold by Kawasaki,” Kiswani adds.

 

Both Yamaha and Kawasaki make a variety of models of personal watercraft designed to offer consumers the opportunity to ride either standing or seated, and either alone or with one or more passengers.

 

Perhaps Kiswani’s most adrenaline-fueled hobby, however, is skydiving. “It’s a thrill not available with any other extreme sport or activity,” suggests the 20-year security sector veteran, “with only bungee jumping, perhaps, coming even close.”

 

Skydiving—or parachuting—has its roots in France, where, more than 220 years ago, parachute inventor André-Jacques Garnerin made history when he leaped from a hydrogen-filled balloon floating 3,200 feet above Paris. The first modern, ripcord-operated skydive, however, was not made until over a century later, in 1919.

 

Bungee jumping, meanwhile, didn’t arrive until 60 years later, originating in Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1979. The extreme sport reached New Zealand in 1986 where the practice was promptly commercialized before quickly catching on elsewhere around the globe.

 

Further to his love of extreme sports, Kiswani is an avid supporter of numerous good causes including the Tuskegee NEXT project. The security consultant and his company have also donated over 3,000 fresh turkeys to lower-income families during the holiday season for the past nine years.

 

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Abraham Kiswani is today based in nearby Burbank, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. Also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, security sector professional Kiswani’s other personal interests include cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, sailing, scuba diving, and softball.

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Abraham Kiswani shares his love of scuba as the world’s top-rated diving destinations are announced

Professional security contractor Abraham Kiswani pours over this year’s Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards as the world’s best-rated diving destinations are revealed.

A licensed security contractor for more than 20 years, Illinois-based Abraham Kiswani is also an avid and experienced scuba diver. With this year’s Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards recently revealing the world’s best-rated scuba diving destinations, Kiswani takes a closer look at the results.

“Thousands of Scuba Diving Magazine subscribers and web users volunteered their experiences at destinations deemed exceptional for scuba diving around the world,” explains Kiswani. Readers made selections in a number of diving classifications and across a variety of categories including advanced diving, shore diving, wreck diving, and more, according to the security sector professional.

Scuba Diving Magazine’s website goes on to reveal that final scores consist of an average of the numerical totals awarded, with a set number of responses needed for a diving destination to be included.

“Arguably topping the rankings for the world’s best overall place to dive is Mexico, which came out first among diving sites in the Caribbean and Atlantic,” Kiswani reveals. Hawaii, meanwhile, he goes on to point out, topped the Indian Ocean, Pacific, and Red Sea vote, while Florida Keys came out on top in the U.S. and Canada rankings.

Focused solely on wreck diving, the British Virgin Islands, Truk Lagoon, and the Great Lakes region rated highest across the Caribbean and Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, Pacific, and Red Sea, and the U.S. and Canada respectively according to Kiswani. “In terms of diving for animal life, the Bahamas, Galapagos, and Florida all topped their respective categories,” he adds.

The Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards further rated the Cayman Islands, Galapagos, and Florida top for advanced diving, and the Bay Islands, Hawaii, and Florida Keys best for beginner diving.

“Lastly, for shore diving,” adds Abraham Kiswani, wrapping up, “it was Bonaire, Hawaii, and Florida, again, which topped the charts across the Caribbean and Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, Pacific, and Red Sea, and the U.S. and Canada in that order.”

Further to his love of scuba diving, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani is also a keen supporter of several charities and other good causes including the Tuskegee NEXT project. A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Kiswani is today based in Burbank, Illinois, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. Also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, Kiswani’s other personal interests include cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, antique muscle cars, skydiving, sailing, and softball.

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Abraham Kiswani offers a brief history of Taser devices

Professional Taser trainer certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani provides a brief history of the so-called ‘electronic control’ devices.

Certified to train both civilians and specialists in Taser usage, Illinois-based security contractor Abraham Kiswani, a professional hands-on Taser instructor for more than five years, takes a brief look back at the history of so-called ‘electronic control’ Taser devices, designed to facilitate neuromuscular incapacitation.

“Jack Cover, a NASA researcher, first began developing the Taser in 1969,” explains Kiswani.

Within five years, and by 1974, aerospace scientist Cover had completed his initial version of the device, which he subsequently named after a book featuring his childhood hero, Tom Swift. ‘Taser,’ he has explained, is an acronym for ‘Tom A. Swift Electric Rifle.’

“The book,” Kiswani points out, “was Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, published in 1911 and written by Victor Appleton, later revealed to be a house pseudonym of the so-called Stratemeyer Syndicate.”

A handheld device designed to incapacitate an individual by delivering a 50,000-volt electric shock, the Taser, as devised by Jack Cover, fires two small darts, connected via thin, 11-meter-long wires to the device itself. The same device may also be used as a ‘stun gun’ when pressed directly against a target’s body, administering an electric shock without the need to fire the darts.

“Despite common misconception, in the United States, a Taser is not considered a firearm, due to the fact that it employs compressed nitrogen to launch its pair of tethered electrode projectiles,” reveals Kiswani.

This was not, however, always the case, and the original version of the Taser device used gunpowder as a propellant. It wasn’t until the 1990s, says Kiswani, when, in 1993, inventor Jack Cover set about developing a new, more refined ‘advanced’ model utilizing compressed nitrogen—rather than much more volatile gunpowder—as a propellant. The ‘advanced’ model was successfully released a few years later.

“Around that time,” Abraham Kiswani continues, “the Taser was introduced to members of U.S. law enforcement as a ‘less lethal’ alternative to so-called ‘deadly force.'”

As of today, tens of thousands of law enforcement agency personnel in the United States carry Taser devices. The technology is also employed within the law enforcement fields in more than 40 further countries globally, according to Kiswani, who has now been a certified professional Taser instructor for over five years.

Throughout the United States and around the world, today hundreds of thousands of the devices have also been sold to private citizens.

Taser devices are legal to sell and own in 47 states, and Puerto Rico, with ‘little to no restrictions,’ according to the Taser brand. Often stylized as ‘TASER,’ Taser or TASER Self-Defense is a division of Axon Enterprise, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani istoday based in Burbank, Illinois, around 15 miles from the City of Chicago. The so-called ‘Windy City,’ Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. Also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, Kiswani’s other personal interests include cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, and softball.

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Abraham Kiswani Explains the Role of a Licensed Private Investigator

Security sector veteran Abraham Kiswani offers a closer look at the responsibilities of licensed private investigators in the United States.

 

Abraham KiswaniAs reflected in figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, an estimated 42,000 licensed private investigators will be working in the United States, a number up by approximately 20 percent compared to a decade ago. A certified security contractor with more than 20 years of experience working in the industry, also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, Abraham Kiswani offers an insight into the growing profession.

 

“As the private investigator sector grows, many states in the U.S. have adopted strict rules, regulations, and other requirements for licensed professionals,” explains Kiswani.

 

A private investigator, private detective, or an inquiry agent is an individual available for hire by other individuals or groups in order to undertake investigatory services. “Private investigators, who may also be referred to as ‘PIs’ or, more informally, ‘private eyes,’ are often approached to work for attorneys on civil cases,” Kiswani reveals.

 

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Work with defense attorneys in criminal cases. “Other private investigators may, for example, be focused on a particular area of expertise, such as insurance investigations wherein which they’re tasked with investigating dubiously-made insurance claims,” he adds.

 

Furthermore, private investigators may choose to become involved in process serving, or the personal delivery of summons, subpoenas, and other legal documents. “Tracking down absconding debtors also forms a significant part of the workload of many private investigators who follow this and similar routes into the profession,” Kiswani explains.

 

While some private investigators are responsible only for tracing, others may specialize in technical surveillance countermeasures, a niche typically filled predominantly by those with intelligence or counterintelligence backgrounds. “Other roles or areas of specialization may include corporate investigation, anti-fraud work, loss prevention, the protection of intellectual property, due diligence investigation, anti-piracy, copyright infringement investigation, and cybercriminal activity or computer forensics work,” reveals Kiswani.

 

“Ultimately, however,” he adds, wrapping up, “it is down to each individual, once licensed as a private investigator, to choose an area in which to specialize, which will then define their key roles and responsibilities by default going forward.”

 

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani is today based in Burbank, Illinois, around 15 miles from the City of Chicago. The so-called ‘Windy City,’ Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. Kiswani’s abundant and varied personal interests include antique muscle cars, sailing, scuba diving, softball, cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, and adrenaline-fuelled activities such as skydiving and bungee jumping.

Abraham Kiswani Shares His Passion for Antique Muscle Cars, Skydiving, Sailing, and More

From muscle cars to scuba diving, Abraham Kiswani shares his love of antique automobiles, sailing, and adrenaline-fueled activities including skydiving and bungee jumping.

 

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With more than 20 years of experience working in the security sector, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani is also a keen car restorer and extreme sports fan. Here, the qualified professional Taser trainer reveals more about his passion for antique muscle cars, bungee jumping, skydiving, and more.

 

“I’ve long harbored a love of American muscle cars,” says Kiswani, “as well as sailing, scuba diving, and more extreme activities, including skydiving and bungee jumping.”

 

Antique all-American muscle cars of note include the late 1960s and early 1970s examples from Dodge, Buick, Ford, Chevrolet, Shelby, Pontiac, and Plymouth. “Models such as the Buick GSX, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, and the Shelby Mustang GT500-KR are all highly desirable today,” Kiswani explains, “as are the Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe and the Plymouth Road Runner.”

 

Plymouth and Dodge are both renowned for having created two of the era’s most powerful muscle cars. “The Plymouth Hemi Cuda and the Dodge Charger R/T-SE, when new, both produced around 430 horsepower and close to 500 ft-lb of torque which was incredible for the time,” adds Kiswani.

 

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The certified security contractor and antique muscle car enthusiast have also traveled extensively in pursuance of his love of sailing and scuba diving. “I love bungee jumping and skydiving, too,” he reveals, “and literally jump at the opportunity to indulge in either activity wherever or wherever possible.”

 

Originating in Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1979, modern bungee jumping reached New Zealand in 1986 where the so-called ‘extreme sport’ was quickly commercialized. Skydiving, or parachuting, meanwhile, has its roots in France, where, over 220 years ago in 1797, parachute inventor André-Jacques Garnerin made history by leaping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. The first modern skydive, however, with a ripcord-operated deployment, was not made until more than a century later, in 1919.

 

Further to such high-energy activities, Kiswani is also a keen supporter of numerous good causes, with the security sector consultant’s company having donated over 3,000 fresh turkeys to lower-income families during the holiday season for the past nine years.

 

“We support a number of charities, organizations, and other good causes,” he adds, wrapping up, “including the Tuskegee NEXT project which helps to transform the lives of at-risk youngsters through aviation-focused education and learning, with an emphasis on community spirit and career opportunities.”

 

A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani is today based in Burbank, Illinois, around 15 miles from the City of Chicago. The so-called ‘Windy City,’ Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. Also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, Kiswani’s other personal interests include cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, and softball.

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Abraham Kiswani shares career highlights following 20 years in the security field

Abraham Kiswani reflects on a selection of career highlights after more than two decades working in the security sector.

A certified security contractor, Abraham Kiswani is a professional Taser trainer and security sector consultant in the process of becoming a licensed private investigator. Reflecting on a number of career highlights, Kiswani shares an insight into his 20 years of experience working within the security field.

“With more than 20 years of safety and security expertise, I’m a certified Taser training professional and security consultant,” explains Kiswani, “with a personal passion for sports, cooking, and antique muscle cars.”

Qualified to teach approved courses focused on hands-on Taser training, practical knowledge, and the real-life scenarios where Taser devices may make a life-saving difference, Illinois-based Kiswani explains more about the process. “Open to licensed security experts and employees only, professional Taser training covers technology, medical and safety information, legal issues, and tactical considerations,” reveals the security sector veteran.

Certified for more than 5 years to teach both civilians and specialists in Taser usage, Abraham Kiswani is well-versed in the necessary drills, including both firing and non-firing drills, isolation exercises, and stress courses.

Further to achieving professional Taser training certification, a major highlight of Kiswani’s career, he says, has been his and his company’s charitable efforts. “We support a number of charities, organizations, and other good causes,” explains the security consultant, “including the Tuskegee NEXT project.”

Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen—the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II—Tuskegee NEXT transforms the lives of ‘at-risk’ youngsters through aviation-related education and by shaping career opportunities, according to the organization. “The Tuskegee NEXT project does so,” Kiswani adds, “so that, via a program of education, and through creating an abundance of desirable career paths, these youngsters can help to transform their communities.”

The project, he says, is wholly committed to both changing lives and transforming communities, as well as ensuring the future of the aviation and airline industries.

Kiswani’s company is also dedicated to a number of charitable initiatives centered around the holiday season, giving away over 3,000 fresh turkeys to lower-income families for the past nine years. “It’s a wonderful feeling,” he reveals, “to be able to give something back to the community as a part of what I do for a living.”

“Another professional highlight,” Kiswani adds, wrapping up, “has been the process of becoming a licensed private investigator, something which I’m currently undertaking and which I have long been passionate about and excited to pursue.”

Based in Burbank, Illinois, and a graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani’s personal interests—further to sports, cooking, and antique muscle cars—include movie memorabilia collecting, vehicle rebuilding, scuba diving, skydiving, and softball.

‘Taser,’ or ‘TASER,’ also commonly referred to as ‘TASER Self-Defense,’ is a brand of conducted electrical weapons, supplied by Axon, formerly TASER International. ‘TASER Self-Defense’ is a division of Axon Enterprise, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Abraham Kiswani explains key elements of professional Taser training

Certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani shares an insight into the professional Taser training process.

Formal professional Taser trainer certification provides the basis for security industry experts, such as Abraham Kiswani, to teach approved courses focused on hands-on weapons training, practical knowledge, and the real-life scenarios where such devices may make a life-saving difference. Here, Illinois-based Kiswani offers a closer look at the professional Taser training process.

Open to licensed security experts and employees, professional Taser training covers numerous topics and methodologies. “Topics include Taser technology, medical and safety information, legal issues, and tactical considerations,” explains Kiswani, a veteran of more than 20 years in the security field.

“Other topics, meanwhile,” he continues, “include voluntary exposure, the effects of neuromuscular incapacitation, targeting, probe removal, and post-incident considerations.”

Certified to train both specialists and civilians in Taser usage, Abraham Kiswani has been a certified professional Taser instructor for more than 5 years. Of the methodologies involved in professional Taser training, Kiswani goes on to explain that these include a number of drills and exercises, many of which require physical exertion. “Accordingly, it’s important to be in good physical condition,” adds the expert.

Currently, such drills include both firing and non-firing drills, isolation exercises, stress courses, and the undertaking of various Taser-related scenarios. Prior online exercises may also need to be completed, according to Abraham Kiswani, with professional Taser training certification lasting for two years.

While the term ‘taser’ has today become synonymous with various conducted electrical weapons designed to facilitate neuromuscular incapacitation, ‘Taser’—or ‘TASER’—is, in fact, a brand of such weapons—also commonly referred to as ‘TASER Self-Defense’—supplied by Axon, formerly TASER International. First developed by Jack Cover, ‘TASER’ is also an acronym for ‘Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.’

“Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle,” explains Kiswani, wrapping up, “is a young adult novel first published in 1911 under the pen name Victor Appleton, today perhaps most notable for having inspired the name of the original TASER device.”

‘TASER Self-Defense’ is a division of Axon Enterprise, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Based out of Chicago, Burbank, Bedford Park and Bridgeview, safety and security expert Abraham Kiswani is a Taser trained security consultant with more than two decades of experience in the field. A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Kiswani’s other interests include antique muscle cars, car rebuilding, sporting and movie memorabilia collecting, softball, scuba diving, skydiving, and cooking.