"I spent the past two days in a training workshop for active shooter preparedness through ALICE Training Institute. It is sad that we have become a society where this training is necessary, but it's incredibly important to be prepared. There have been lessons learned through tragedies such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech that [...]
"I appreciated the background information that clearly demonstrated the need for a range of options in responding to the presence of an armed intruder. That process, cemented by the scenarios and the comparisons of scenario outcomes, demonstrated the logic of the ALICE approach."
"ALICE training provided a very pragmatic plan for dealing with such situations, especially for those with no prior training. The scenarios and drills really drove home the usefulness of what was being presented."
"My teachers have completely changed their mind set and we’ve discussed and worked on it each week. In fact, we had an armed robbery last week at a Quick Trip, while I had 40 kids eating pizza with the Principal. When they called me they had locked the school down and brought the kids in. [...]
"When I first heard that I was being sent to ALICE by my director, I'll admit that I wasn't too excited. Then, when I met our instructor Sean, I knew I was in the right place. When he began talking about Boyd's OODA Loop and the use of diversionary tactics and creation of distance, I [...]
"I liked that the scenarios showed you real life situations. I liked the simple way it explained and demonstrated why, what, and how to do things. It was very user friendly in the way it explains that you don't have to do certain thing and you do have choices."
"I’m in favor of this type of training. We need as much training as possible so we can make quick, intelligent decisions instead of panicking. Even with all that training, you just don’t know what will happen. You can’t always predict what is going to happen, but you should certainly be prepared for any situation."