ALICE Training Blog

5 Differences Between “Counter” and “Fight” in an Active Shooter Event

January 8th, 2017|

While sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably, the words “Counter” and “Fight” are very different in meaning, and endorse opposing methods of response during an Active Shooter Event. To understand this important distinction, here are 5 differences between the ALICE Training Counter tactics and competing recommendations that emphasize Fighting skills: Countering is Defensive. Fighting is Offensive. From [...]

Knowledge is Power: What makes ALICE different?

January 1st, 2017|

Purpose of ALICE Training and its uniqueness go hand in hand. We prepare and equip with knowledge against an active shooter or violent intruder event. Knowledge is power. ALICE equips individuals with knowledge and skills as well as infrastructure for Police/LE, K-12 Schools, Healthcare, Higher Education, Business, Government , and Houses of Worship ."It's not sufficient to tell [...]

In Response to The Mass Murder at The Orlando Nightclub

June 22nd, 2016|

On June 12, 2016 a lone gunman opened fire at Pulse nightclub killing and wounding many in a horrific mass shooting event. As the events of last week’s tragedy weigh heavy, we continue to keep all of the family members, friends and all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers. We as a society [...]

The Importance of Solo-Engagement and being Proactive in Times of Crisis

February 29th, 2016|

The shooting at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas on February 25, 2015 was a horrible tragedy. When human life is lost, there is no way to heal the pain that the families, friends, employees and community will feel after such a tragic situation. The workplace violence shooting at Excel Industries was no different in the [...]

Proactive Response by Hero Frank Hall Hinders Active Shooter in Chardon High School Tragedy

February 26th, 2016|

[911: What is your emergency? This is Chardon High School calling. We need assistance right now. There’s a student with a gun.] (cbsnews.com) On February 27, 2012, school began like every other day at Chardon High School. Students ate breakfast and lounged around in the cafeteria prior to first period. Frank Hall, assistant football coach, [...]

5 Reasons Why Organizations Want Budget Friendly Training

January 29th, 2016|

There are many different types of trainings that organizations are required to complete on a yearly basis. The trainings range from fire drills, active shooter drills and other drills specific to the nature of the work. These trainings are important on many different levels, ranging from prevention of dangerous events to preparation for when an [...]

Lessons Learned from the Tucson, Arizona Shooting

January 8th, 2016|

January 8, 2016 marks the five year anniversary since the Tucson, Arizona shooting in which six individuals were killed and 13 were wounded; including U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords who was critically wounded. Giffords was holding a constituent meeting in the Safeway supermarket parking lot when she was shot in the head at close range. Giffords [...]

Teaching Children about ALICE

November 19th, 2015|

A topic of current interest in the media is that of how ALICE strategies are taught to young children. Active shooter or violent intruder events are alarming, however preparing children for the unimaginable event of an active shooter is important. This type of training for children is similar to that of the lessons taught in [...]

10 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence

November 13th, 2015|

CNN states that each year, around 700 people are murdered in their workplace. Between the years 1992 and 2012, 14,770 cases of workplace violence were reported all of which were homicide victims.  These statistics are a horrible reminder that violence in the workplace is a very real possibility and a tragic situation. Many cases of [...]

High School Senior Petitions North Carolina Board of Education

October 5th, 2015|

As schools continue to look over procedures for addressing active shooter or violent intruder events, it is important for decision makers to take into consideration the opinions of all stakeholders affected by the new procedures. Making sure that administration, faculty, parents and students are in support of the procedures being implemented at the school is [...]

5 Suggestions for Parents to Make to School Administration

September 30th, 2015|

When you send your child to school, it is important to know that their safety is a priority to the school. A Gallup Poll finding from August says that three in ten parents worry about their child’s safety at school. One way to ensure the safety of your child while they are at school is [...]

10 Questions for Parents to Ask School Administration

September 30th, 2015|

Based on the findings from a Gallup Poll from August, three in ten parents worry about their child’s safety at school. Although the number has decreased since the tragedy of Sandy Hook, concerns still remain. The safety of our children is of the utmost importance. There are many types of dangers both natural and man-made that [...]

ALICE Presents the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award

July 7th, 2015|

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. About Jake Ryker  Jake Ryker is the hero who responded proactively to stop the Thurston High School Shooting. On May [...]

Church Security and the 2015 Charleston Shooting

June 19th, 2015|

On Wednesday June 17, a lone gunman opened fire inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina. While investigations continue, we may never have all the questions answered but we WILL learn lessons in hindsight. We always do. This was not the first church to come under attack and won’t be the last. Many Houses of [...]

CSSP Provides “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” Books for Delaware Schools

April 2nd, 2015|

At the end of March, during the Delaware School Counselor’s Conference, elementary schools across the state received copies of “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared,” and the accompanying activity workbook, in an effort to provide these schools with materials to better prepare elementary students for violent intruder situations. These books were provided by Director Wendy Hudson [...]

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 [...]

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your School Board About Child Safety in Your School District

November 18th, 2014|

As a parent, feeling confident in the safety of your child or children at the school they attend is extremely important. Determining the security of your child’s school can be difficult to assess because “school safety” is a very broad term with various applications within every school. “School safety” can correlate to the environment and [...]

ALICE Instructor Development for Active Shooter Response

October 16th, 2014|

(Re-posted from the Regional Education Service Agencies' October 2014 Newsletter. Download full newsletter here) A recent study of active shooter events (2000-2013) conducted by the U. S. Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation has provided some alarming information.  According to the FBI study, of the 160 incidents that occurred during this period: An [...]