New Albany Chamber of Commerce – New Albany, OH
The New Albany Police Department and the New Albany Chamber of Commerce held a Active Shooter Response Training class for chamber members.
According to the article, “the main objective of the talk was to inform on what to do in time between when a shooting begins and when law enforcement arrives. [NAPD Officers Southers and Leland Kelly, D.A.R.E. officer at NAPLS] brought the room step by step through ALICE Training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), the five steps to take to ensure the highest possible survival probability.”
Addressing the fatal reaction of paralyzing fear, Southers emphasizes the importance of preparation. “Preparation”, he says, “is the only way to truly change one’s immediate reaction to fear.”
Winning in the areas of education, recreation, location, and safety, New Albany holds the No.1 spot as the best American suburb (according to Business Insider research results). Even still, this happy community does not have its head in the clouds. Zealous for more proactive and engaged information, the New Albany Police Department stands by increased education on programs such as ALICE. Read More