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Hero Teacher Stops Shooter at Mattoon IL High School

September 21st, 2017|

At approximately 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, a student pulled out a weapon in the cafeteria of Mattoon High School, in Mattoon IL. As the student pointed the gun at others in the cafeteria, Angela McQueen, a PE Teacher at the school, physically engaged with the gunman. According to reports, Ms. McQueen kept [...]

How ALICE Training changed the outcome for the better

January 21st, 2017|

This week our world once again suffered senseless attacks on innocent victims. This time the victims were school children at their schools, and they were attacked by a classmate. Activity that unfortunately has been ongoing now for more than 20 years. But what was different about this week’s attacks was how the staff and students [...]

ATI’s ‘Blended Learning Approach’ affirmed by Newest Federal Guidance

December 4th, 2015|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (December 2, 2015 – Medina, Ohio) The Interagency Security Committee (ISC), chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and consisting of 54 Federal departments and agencies released their active shooter response guidance on November 31st.  The guidance not only includes all of the training protocols found in ALICE program but [...]

ALICE Children’s Book #1 Amazon Best Seller

October 15th, 2015|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     (Oct. 15, 2015 – Medina, Ohio)    The ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our age appropriate story book, "I'm Not Scared, I'm Prepared," is a #1 Best Selling book in  the School Counseling - Crisis Management category on the Amazon Best Sellers list. The companion activity [...]

ALICE E-LEARNING COURSE WINS AWARD

September 16th, 2015|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (Sept. 16, 2015 – Medina, Ohio)    ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our k-12 e-Learning has been named a winner of the Brandon Hall 2015 Excellence Awards. The ALICE e-Learning course won the Bronze Award for Best Certification Program. Award winners of the Best Certification Program are [...]

ALICE REITERATES STANCE ON DOOR-LOCKING DEVICES

September 4th, 2015|

(Sept. 4, 2015 – Medina, Ohio) A recent Associated Press article titled “Ohio Building Board Cautions Schools about Barricade Devices”, written by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, incorrectly identifies a door locking device in a photograph as an “ALICE device”.  The ALICE Training Institute does not manufacture, endorse, or sell any brand of door locking device.    Dave [...]

ALICE Training Institute Presents the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award

July 7th, 2015|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION  (July 7, 2015 – Medina, Ohio) ALICE Training Institute and NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) were pleased to present the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award to Jake Ryker on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the 2015 NASRO National Conference. Jake Ryker is the hero who responded proactively to [...]

ALICE Video wins Telly Award

May 4th, 2015|

Des Matelske’s video for ALICE Training Institute wins at 35th Annual Telly Awards (May 4, 2015 – Medina, Ohio) The Telly Awards has named Des Matelske of Des Waz Here Productions as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for her Government Relations film for The ALICE Training Institute. With nearly 12,000 entries [...]

Philadelphia Insurance Kicks Off ALICE Training Series

January 19th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 19, 2015 - Medina, OH) Philadelphia Insurance Staff with Greg Crane. From left to right Scott Holt, Mark Konchan, Brooks Martin, Greg Crane, and Andy Shockey. On Friday, January 16, 2015, Philadelphia Insurance Companies  kicked off its 2015 ALICE Training Seminar Series in Boston at Gillette Stadium. Philadelphia Insurance [...]

ALICE Training and Alabama School District

January 15th, 2015|

Support for School Safety The ALICE Training Institute has reached out to support the Chambers County School district in Alabama by offering to provide violent intruder response training at no charge. This is the school district who has garnered national media attention when they sent a letter to parents regarding arming students with a canned [...]

Empowering Individuals to Save Their Own Life in Violent Intruder Attacks

September 9th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 9, 2014 - Medina, OH)   ALICE training teaches schools, businesses, police departments, and individuals how to prepare for and respond using advantages they have during violent intruder attacks.   Active shooter events are over 49% of the time before police arrive[1]. Sheltering in place and waiting for the police to [...]

Massachusetts Governor Recommends ALICE for School Safety

July 22nd, 2014|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (July 22, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, released the recommendations of his Massachusetts Task Force on School Safety and Security.  The recommendations specifically include ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) as appropriate training for school safety. The complete report can be downloaded at www.mass.gov/edu. The task [...]

Massachusetts Governor Recommends ALICE for School Safety

July 22nd, 2014|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (July 22, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, released the recommendations of his Massachusetts Task Force on School Safety and Security.  The recommendations specifically include ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) as appropriate training for school safety. The complete report can be downloaded at www.mass.gov/edu. The task [...]

PHLY Insurance teams up with ALICE Training Institute on Violent Intruder Safety

June 12th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 12, 2014 - Medina, Ohio) Helping Businesses and Schools Prepare for Violent Intruders Former law enforcement officials create specialized training to help keep businesses, schools and non-profits safe. Violence in the workplace is the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in this country and costs the American workforce $36 billion per [...]

ALICE and ELERTS Form Exclusive Partnership for School Safety

June 10th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 10, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). Active shooter training to improve situational response with smartphone communication system.  ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events. [...]

ALICE and ELERTS Form Exclusive Partnership for School Safety

June 10th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 10, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). Active shooter training to improve situational response with smartphone communication system.  ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events. [...]

ALICE announces new Children’s Book – “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared“

May 19th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 19, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). The ALICE Training Institute announces the release of, “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared,” by national award winning author, Julia Cook, a parenting expert with almost 60 children’s books to her credit. Author Julia Cook collaborated with ALICE founders Greg and Lisa Crane to create an age-appropriate, [...]

ALICE announces new Children’s Book – “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared“

May 19th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 19, 2014 – Medina, Ohio). The ALICE Training Institute announces the release of, “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared,” by national award winning author, Julia Cook, a parenting expert with almost 60 children’s books to her credit. Author Julia Cook collaborated with ALICE founders Greg and Lisa Crane to create an age-appropriate, [...]

ALICE announces Book Deal with National Childrens Author – Julia Cook

December 2nd, 2013|

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (December 2, 2013 – Medina, Ohio). Greg Crane, founder of the ALICE training program stated, “Having a series of children’s books on how to respond and recover from acts of violence and disasters will aid in the age-appropriate ALICE training typically conducted by local law enforcement and school officials. We’re [...]