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About Minutemen Training​

Minutemen Training is a family owned and operated business bringing emergency training and consulting services to the community. We offer a full complement of Emergency Preparedness, survival, self-defense, Emergency Management, and firearms training classes. The instructors at Minutemen Training have a diverse background teaching thousands of men, women, and children in multiple countries.

Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. An emergency could be your car not starting when you are running late for work, a robber breaking into your home, an active shooter situation at your office, sustained power outtage, or a natural disaster such as an ice storm or hurricane. Many people believe they live in a safe area where nothing bad can happen and they believe the government will take care of anything that could happen. That false sense of security is one of the largest vulnerabilities a person can have. Emergencies can happen at any time, any place, and to anyone. If you find yourself in one of these situations, do you have the resources, knowledge, and plans ready to survive? 


At Minutemen Training we believe emergency preparedness is a commonly overlooked or avoided subject because no one wants to believe this could happen to them. Emergency preparedness is so important because what you learn could save your life, the life of a loved one, and the life of others around you. We know tragic events occur and our mission will be worthwhile if our training can help even one person survive or avoid a situation like September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey, The Boston Marathon Bombing, or the active shooter events of Columbine, Las Vegas, Pulse Nightclub, Sandyhook, etc.

No one wants to find themselves in one of these horrific situations, however, if you do, are you prepared? 

We believe in training you, the average person, who wants to be safe. Self defense is just that – defensive, not offensive in nature. You will become an ordinary person with an edge, who is ready and able to defend yourself appropriately when needed, guided by the laws and morals you already believe in.

Come train with the staff and experience real training for your real life. Our instructors’ educations are not just from books. They have experienced real life; and they bring that knowledge to the classroom for your benefit.

The sound principles behind our training concepts produce real, life-changing results. We provide a simple, proven, training method which can be built upon so that you may quickly and easily move from the beginner level up through to an advanced level in order to develop the skills needed to go home safe every night. We create a framework that is customizable for your needs and your life. We want to give you the tools to leave our class empowered to continue growing and developing your emergency preparedness to a new level all the time. 


We offer a large variety of services to individuals and both public and private companies of any size. Training for Emergency Preparedness, Self Defense, Emergency Planning, Stop the Bleed, and More

Training Services Provided:

  • Leadership and management training/development

  • Leadership Solutions: Before, During, and After an Emergency/Crisis

  • Instructor development/training

  • Field training officer training/development

  • National Incident Management/Incident Command training

  • Emergency Management training - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

  • Surviving and Thriving during an emergency


*All programs can be tailored made to fit your needs from hours to weeks if needed. Follow-up, remedial, or regularly scheduled training can be provided.

Consulting Services Provided:

  • Leadership and management development

  • Training program development

  • General training issues

  • Emergency Plan

  • Safety and Security Plan

  • Organizational development

Other Specialized Services Provided:

  • Exercise design, briefings, table tops, and facilitation of functional exercises

  • Full-scale field exercise development, planning, coordination, and execution

  • After action report or debriefing events​

Meet Our Team​

Minutemen Training is owned and operated by Meg and Aaron Cignarale. They work together in order to provide emergency preparedness training and consulting services to the community. They have three children, Ronin, Leona, Luca, and a dog, Trooper. They desired to create this company to help others in the community build their emergency preparedness and to customize it for their needs. With two newborn children and a dog, they have to ensure their plans cover their unique family needs. 

Aaron Cignarale

Owner / Lead Instructor

Meg Cignarale

Owner / Administration

Daniel Cignarale


Michael Pawlicki



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