firearms safety and specialized firearms instruction to people throughout New England and beyond for nearly two decades.
Our instructor, Herbert Furhman is a retired member of the CT law enforcement community. An active certified P.O.S.T. state firearms instructor of the Connecticut Police Academy, he is also a National Rifle Association law enforcement and civilian instructor, a CT State Police instructor for training security officers and bail enforcement agents. He is also a State of Utah Department of Public Safety firearms instructor and American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED instructor.
Herb trains students in many disciplines including law enforcement pistol and shotgun, civilian basic safety pistol, shotgun and rifle, advanced pistol markmanship, skeet, and personal defense encounter shooting in the home and on the street. He is an authorized Basic Pistol Safety class instructor through the Connecticut State Police and conducts private and group classes throughout the week.
For the Connecticut Police Academy, he is a general firearms and use of force P.O.S.T. instructor for active duty police officers. He is also a certified range safety officer.
Mr. Furhman also instructs students in tactical shotgun and advanced defensive techniques. He is a U.S. Homeland Security/ FEMA technical instructor for police, fire and ems personnel through the New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center for the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings course and the Prevention and Response to Suicide Bomber Incidents program. Additionally, Herb has attended numerous advanced courses at the United States Homeland Security Training Center in Anniston, Alabama.
An active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Brookfield Police Lodge 31, Mr. Furhman brings his experience from many years of service in the police and criminal justice fields. For years, he qualified at the Connecticut State Police Firearms Range as 'distinguished expert'.
Herb is a graduate of Boston University and was president of his recruit training class at the Connecticut Police Academy. He also served many years as a state academy instructor for correctional officers, counselors and other state officials.
He is a state certified firefighter, and former 15 year president of the Gaylordsville Fire Department.
Finally, as a former volunteer supervisor for the American National Red Cross Disaster Services, Herb was deployed during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, the 2007 San Diego Wildfires and the 2008 Hurricane Ike Relief Effort in Galveston, Texas.
Herb provides entertaining and thought provoking programs, looking at issues and concerns while expanding his students' insight into firearm safety. Present and past students include federal, state and municipal law enforcement, armed security guards, military personnel, national park service employees and the general public, From youth to adults. HF LearnSafety LLC is committed to its students. Many come back for advice on appropriate gun and accessory selection, and for training in firearm selection and advanced shooting techniques.
Fully insured for professional liability and registered in the State of Connecticut.