Active Shooter Training in Pennsylvania

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ALICE Training is proud to serve and train the state of Pennsylvania. Through our comprehensive Pennsylvania active shooter training and solutions, hundreds of local businesses, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and schools better prepared to respond, should an incident occur. 

Reach out to ALICE Training today to discover more about our ALICE programs and how we can help you better prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from a violent critical incident.

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The Impact of Pennsylvania Active Shooter Training with ALICE

Through ALICE Trainings, we strive to empower Pennsylvania residents with the knowledge and skills to respond quickly in the event of a violent critical incident. We offer online active shooter trainings to organizations of all types and sizes. In addition to active shooter training, Pennsylvania residents and organizations can take advantage of our preparedness software, risk assessment services, e-Learning, and more. There is no single solution that works for everyone, so ALICE Training helps you determine the best fit for your unique situation.

183 Educational Institutions
79 Government & Law Enforcement Agencies
185 Pennsylvania Businesses
52 Healthcare Organizations
66 Faith-Based Organizations

Pennsylvania Active Shooter Training Legislation to Improve Safety

Pennsylvania legislators are continuously improving laws to help better school safety for districts across the state. While Pennsylvania active shooter legislation continues to evolve, our team at ALICE Training strongly encourages you to review some of the most recent Pennsylvania state requirements regarding active shooter preparedness

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Service Code

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Service Code requires every school district to conduct fire drills at least once a month. Within 90 days of the start of the school year, each school must conduct a security drill in place of the regularly scheduled fire drill.

School Security Drills 

Following the first security drill of the year, schools may conduct two additional security drills per school year in place of two fire drills. A “school security drill” refers to a planned exercise other than fire or natural disaster drills designed to practice procedures for responding to an emergency situation that may include, but is not limited to, an act of terrorism, an armed intruder situation, or another violent threat. 

Safe Schools Act of 1995

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Empowering Schools to Create Safe Learning Environments

The Safe Schools Act of 1995 (Act 26) was updated and amended in 1997 (Act 30). The amendment mandates “annual reporting of any and all incidents of violence, weapons, alcohol, drugs and tobacco possession to the Department of Education.” The new legislation also states that local education agencies are now required to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with local law enforcement and to provide additional procedural safeguards to increase school safety.

Act 18 of 2019

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New Training Requirements for Pennsylvania Schools

Act 18 of 2019 included an amended list of training topics that schools are required to provide their employees. The list was updated to include “trauma-informed approaches and recognition of student behavior that may indicate a threat to the safety of others.” The act also clarifies that districts can customize and provide training based on their needs and that training is not required on every topic. 

Threat Assessment Teams

Act 18 of 2019 also requires each school to establish at least one threat assessment team to assess and intervene when a student’s behavior may indicate a potential threat to the safety of others. The bill outlines threat assessment team membership qualifications, training, and reporting requirements. Note that threat assessment team duties can be assigned to an existing team already established by the school.

Act 18 includes notification and referral requirements, as well as procedures for instances when a team determines that a student’s behavior is indicative of a threat to the safety of others. It’s required that the threat assessment team be given access to otherwise confidential student data in order to carry out their duties. 

Local juvenile probation departments and county agencies are required, by law, to consult the threat assessment team on matters that will assist the team in carrying out their duties. Threat assessment guidelines, training, and information materials must be developed by the School Safety and Security Committee. These materials will aid in the threat assessment team’s ability to train and operate successfully. 

What Others Are Saying About Us

“The Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center officers say this is a step up from Run Hide Fight. And because first responders will be learning it, it only gives them an edge to act quickly themselves and help the community do the same.”

“To me, it’s not a matter of if, but when the next shooting will happen. I just want to always be prepared. Always know my options.”

“The ALICE program is one of the most important things I’ve done as a law enforcement officer. It gives options to respond to violence…I thought it was a neat idea that people can be in charge of their own survival.”

“Experts say that there is no single response that works in every situation because each one is different. Their best advice is to keep your options open, what’s known as a multi-option response.”

“ALICE training increases the options for the adults in charge of children in the event of a God-forbid situation,” said Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld. “We can now train and empower our adults to use their judgment based on evidence-based methods that include options other than lockdown.”

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Staying informed of current events is just another way you can prepare yourself and your community. We provide local information about Pennsylvania as well as national news in our ALICE News and Resources section.

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ALICE Active Shooter Training in Pennsylvania

Find the right ALICE training program near you. We offer online active shooter training for schools, businesses, healthcare facilities and places of worship. Not ready to schedule a training? Take advantage of our no-contact risk assessments. 

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