“A.L.I.C.E.” is a program designed to be an enhancement to the standard “lockdown” system used for emergency situations on a school campus. The focus of the program is on an alternative response to an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency.
“A.L.I.C.E.” is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The main objective of the program is to provide the 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 being 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.
Both James Crawford and Mark Geiger are certified “A.L.I.C.E.” instructors. Training programs can be customized to suit any learning environment. Through presentations, hands-on demonstrations and basic first-aid techniques, we can better prepare your school community for an Active Shooter incident. We believe that the tools and knowledge that are gained in this training are life skills that can be implemented anywhere. The thought process of ‘there are always options in dealing with a bad situation and which option will better my chances of surviving’ is an empowering tool. There will always be fear. Strength comes with the knowledge we possess in dealing with that fear.
Video – A.L.I.C.E. Counter Training
Video – A.L.I.C.E. Barricade Training