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Training: A.L.i.C.E.

  • 06/20/2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • 06/21/2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Polk County EOC, 1907 Carpenter Ave. Des Moines, IA

The A.L.i.C.E. program is designed to supplement current “Lockdown” procedures used frequently in our public schools and workplaces as a stand-alone defensive strategy for an Active Shooter event. Tragic events in schools and workplaces have dictated the need of enhanced options provided to staff and students to increase their chances of surviving a horrific event.

To register, contact Peggy Reelitz at peggy.reelitz@polkcountyiowa.gov.  The course is free of cost, but registration is required.


A.L.i.C.E. Instructor Certification Program

The purpose of this program is to certify local school-based law enforcement and workplace safety professionals, as instructors of a researched-based, proactive approach in responding to a Violent Intruder or Terrorist Attack in a school, church, hospital, workplace, mall, etc.

Alert: Danger Announcement

Lockdown: Excellent starting point from which to make safety decisions

inform: Provide real-time information to those in danger

Counter: Use of simple, proactive techniques to counter aggressive actions if necessary

Evacuation: Remove as many from the danger zone as quickly as possible

Program topic areas:

  • Case Studies
  • Policy and Procedures Survey and Review
  • Infra-structure Design and Classroom Layout
  • Proactive Use of Technology
  • Community Resource Assistance
  • Mass Evacuations
  • Countering Directed Violence
  • Trauma First Aid
  • Practical Scenario Training
  • PowerPoint Preparation
  • Scenario Video Clips to Drive Discussion

Policy and Procedures Review

  • Participants will be provided instruction on key components of an organized and thoughtful Active Shooter/Terrorist Attack Emergency Operations Plan with emphasis on Staff/Student Survival.
  • Participants will be presented with a comprehensive survey designed to elicit Readiness Status of specific institutions.
  • Participants will conduct a survey of building administrators concerning their policies and procedures and determine where the strength and weaknesses lie.
  • Participants will score surveys to determine institution Readiness.
  • Participants will distinguish between high and low priority issues when advising policy and procedure revisions.

Infra-structure and Room/Office Layout

  • Participants will recognize potential Safety Hazards in building design.
  • Participants will design room layouts with priority on defensive strategies.
  • Participants will know immediate methods to improve infra-structure hazards.

Proactive Use of Technology

  • Participants will be instructed on current technology resources available to enhance building/occupant safety.
  • Participants will discuss current accepted practices utilizing technology in building/occupant safety.
  • Participants will discuss future practices designed to enhance the use of technology in building/occupant safety/survival.
  • Participants will review case studies of past events to determine functionality of technology usage.

Community Resource Assistance

  • Participants will be able to locate and elicit community assistance pre-, during, and after event.
  • Participants will demonstrate ability to locate Community Rally Points.
  • Participants will list potential Community Partners.
  • Participants will understand the need to liaison with other local government agencies.

Mass Evacuations

  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to design Rapid Mass Evacuation plans.
  • Participants will identify informational needs in designing efficient Rapid Mass Evacuation plans.
  • Participants will identify non-conventional methods of mobilizing large numbers of people.

Countering Directed Violence

  • Participants will understand the human body’s reaction to shock and fear.
  • Participants will learn how to disrupt the physical processes necessary for accurate weapon usage.
  • Participants will demonstrate use of common items to disrupt accurate weapon usage.
  • Participants will demonstrate techniques designed to allow rapid control of a violent and aggressive person.

Trauma First Aid

  • Participants will demonstrate simple techniques designed to prolong injury survivability until medical assistance is available.

Practical Scenario Training

  • Participants will conduct practical scenario training in order to experience, visualize, and reinforce course concepts.

Use of Video for Clarification

PowerPoint Lesson Preparation

Scenario Video Clips to Drive Discussion 

  • Participants will be provided with multi-media materials designed to enhance the presentation of this program.
  • Participants will be required to build and present one 5 minute presentation to demonstrate material comprehension.

Review and Exam          

ALICE Instructor Course Schedule, 2days, 0800-1700

Day One:

  • Introductions,History of Program, Purpose
  • Discussion of Traditional Policy
  • Case History Study
  • 11:30 – 12:30         Lunch
  • ALICE Concepts& Strategies

Day Two:

  • Review of ALICE Concepts and clarifications
  • Training Aids
  • Successful Outcome Examples
  • Liability Discussion
  • 11:30 – 12:30Lunch
  • Scenario Role Plays
  • Prepare Presentations
  • Presentations
  • Exam/Graduation

CONTACT US: (515) 650-0424 | sip@safeguardiowa.org | 4400 East University Ave.,  Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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