ALICE Training has transitioned from a pure Instructor-led model of training that could take years to fully implement organization-wide, to a Blended Model of e-learning and Instructor-Led training which can be done in a matter of weeks. The user-level people will be trained with the classroom/theory portion being conducted via ALICE Training's web training portal, [...]
Will we be held liable, either personally for decisions we make during the event or as an organization, for using ALICE Training?
While no one can guarantee a lawsuit will not follow any critical incident, the strong defense of following the “best practices” and “standard-of-care” that is called for by our federal and state guidelines is what a reasonable court/jury would expect. It certainly puts us in a better position of defense then if we were NOT [...]
Yes, ALICE Trained Institutions have had several situations where some part(s) of ALICE Training protocols were incorporated and the outcome was deemed by those in the event as positive due to their ALICE Training.
ALICE Training was the pioneer in active shooter preparation training in our country. They were the first program to question the reasonableness of “lockdown-only” policies and training. Because they were first, they have the most experience, the credibility and the most support for implementation of our program.
Although Armed Security perhaps would get help on scene quicker, there are no guarantees that they would be exactly where they could make a difference. With shots going off every four to fifteen seconds historically in Active Shooter events, occupants must know what to do to help them until law enforcement arrives.
Yes, but knowing what to expect and then dealing with the ALICE Training strategies are much different. Because each area will be making different choices, the shooter cannot predict what those under attack will do.
Law Enforcement is on their way but time is not on their side. We must learn to help ourselves before they arrive. Just as the fire department equips us with fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems, and EMS trains us in using AED for heart attacks, the law enforcement community is training us in our response [...]
While there are no guarantees that, even with ALICE Training, no one will be injured or killed. The program was designed by law enforcement officers who used the same techniques that helped them survive life-and-death situations. The techniques were designed to be easily conducted but also effective in mitigating casualties.
No. Confronting a violent intruder should never be required in any non law enforcement job description. How each staff member chooses to respond if directly confronted by a violent intruder is up to them.
Law enforcement officers may not be present when a shooting begins. The first law enforcement officers on the scene may arrive after the shooting has ended. Making sure individuals know how to respond helps prevent and reduce the loss of life.
The more a plan is practiced and stakeholders are trained on the plan, the more effectively they will be able to act during an emergency to lessen the impact on life. Exercises provide opportunities to practice with community partners (local emergency responders) as well as to identify gaps and weaknesses in the plan.
No, ALICE Training is not designed to be sequential nor is it meant to be a checklist. ALICE Training is a list of options that can be used to stay safe in the event of a violent intruder. Some may choose to Evacuate and some may choose to Lockdown and barricade. Others may choose to [...]
ALICE Training has trained all types of organizations. We have of trained: 3,280 Police/LE departments 3,700 K-12 School districts 1,300 Healthcare Facilities organizations 900 Higher Education institutions 1,700 Businesses 600 Different Government Agencies 310 Houses of Worship 90 Individuals / Families