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A.L.I.C.E. Training

The UNA Public Safety Training Institute in cooperation with the UNA Education Research and Inservice Center is conducting ALICE workshops.  The 3 hour  A.L.I.C.E. session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. 

This highly effective and "common sense" training has been readily adopted by many educational law enforcement institutions throughout the United States.  The training is open to everyone but we are encouraging faculty and staff to take the time to schedule a session. Hopefully you will never have to use the information you will learn, but if a situation does arise in a classroom or in an office, you will have an idea of what you can do to increase your survivability

“A.L.I.C.E.” is a program designed to work together with “Lockdown” procedures used frequently in our public schools and workplaces as a defensive strategy for an Active Shooter event. Tragic events in schools and workplaces have dictated the need of enhanced options provided to staff and students to increase their chances of surviving a horrific event.

“A.L.I.C.E.” is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuation.  The main objective of the program is to provide students and staff with options to increase their chance of survival during an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency.  Where the traditional lockdown response is passive in nature (lock doors, turn out lights and wait for help), the “A.L.I.C.E.” program is considered a more aggressive response.

The “A.L.I.C.E.” program is recognized across the country as an additional component to the traditional “lockdown” response to an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency.  Colleges, high schools and elementary schools are adopting this program and numerous campuses across the country are sending their police and security personnel to be trained in the “A.L.I.C.E.” program.  The events on school campuses over the past 10-15 years have shown us that the “lockdown” system is insufficient in protecting our youth and the concept of “it could never happen here” is a myth. The true first responders are the students and staff that are first presented with the “active shooter” situation.

Alert: Danger Announcement
Lockdown
: Excellent starting point from which to make safety decisions
Inform
: Provide real-time information to those in danger
Counter
: Use of simple, proactive techniques to counter aggressive actions if necessary
Evacuation
: Remove as many from the danger zone as quickly as possible

 

Program topic areas:

Case Studies

Policy and Procedures Survey and Review

Infra-structure Design and Classroom Layout

Proactive Use of Technology

Community Resource Assistance

Mass Evacuations

Countering Directed Violence

Trauma First Aid

Practical Scenario Training

Scenario Video Clips to Drive Discussion