Amanda St. Hilaire reported on a rapid-response training program on WTOL 11 Your Morning. Here are the details:
To register, call Owens Community College at (567) 661-7977 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7977
Here's a portion of an Owens news release that explains what ALICE is:
"A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is a rapid-response training program that is designed to educate organizations on how to proactively respond to a violent attack on a large number of people. The program was created by Response Options in Burleson, Texas, with the overall mission of reducing the likelihood of individuals involved in an active shooting becoming a casualty.
During the two-hour training sessions, Owens public safety staff highlight various strategies and techniques which enhance the traditional response "lockdown" protocol for individuals in a hostile intruder scenario. Attendees receive experiential training related to becoming better aware of potential threats within an organization, as well as strategies and techniques to counter, confound, confuse and defeat an active shooter. Such measures enable victims to take a proactive approach in a hostile situation and get inside an attacker's decision cycle by confronting the individual through "organized chaos" tactics."