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    ALICE: Violent Intruder Response Training

    Date: September 4, 2013, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Medical Center Blackhawk Room
    Free to Members
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    September 4, 2013

    ALICE: Violent Intruder Response Training

    Presented by Angie Vaughan

    Safety Director for the City of Burlington & Des Moines County

     The A.L.I.C.E. programis designed to give a person, or group of people, who may find themselves in a violent, life threatening situation, some mental and physical tools that could play a vital role in their survival. The program is designed so that anybody can employ the strategies. Young, old, male, female, strong or not, it does not matter. One does not have to be Police or Military trained in order to survive a violent encounter. They do need to have a frame of reference from which to draw, when making life saving decisions under extreme pressure, much like preparing for a school fire or a tornado.

    A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for:

    A = ALERT—Notify authorities and those in harms way of the danger at hand. It is important to be as clear and accurate with the information as possible. Remember to identify yourself, your location, the suspect information, type of weapon, direction of travel and a call back number. Don't hang up unless safety is compromised or you are directed to by dispatch.

    L = LOCKDOWN—or shelter in place. But this is not your typical lockdown, more of a lockdown on steroids. By locking down and barricading entry points, you are making yourself a harder target and creating a stronghold that nobody should be able to enter. Only police personnel may enter a locked down room.

    I = INFORM—give real-time updates. This may be accomplished with things

    C = COUNTER—the attacker as the last resort. There have been many instances where victims did not have the ability to lockdown or get out because the violent incident occurred right next to them or they were not in an area that was securable. There is also the possibility that the intruder breached the secured room. If this is the situation then total commitment to attacking the intruder is essential. Many objects can be used as distraction devices, spread out, turn out lights, move and be ready to unleash on the bad guy if he/she enters your domain.

    E = EVACUATE— or get out!! Your goal here is to put as much time and distance as possible between you and the attacker. Don’t use the same rally point as with a fire drill, you want to move much further away from the danger zone. Remember there are no guarantees in an active shooter/violent intruder situation, but just as in most other emergency situations the more you know, the better your chances of survival. Be aware and train your brain!

    Angie Vaughan has worked in the HR profession for over 10 years, for the past 2 years she has been the Safety Director for the City of Burlington, Iowa and Des Moines County. She is a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer as well as a Certified Critical Incident training Instructor. She has presented the ALiCE program to well over 1000 people and numerous occupations and companies. This training will save lives in the case of a violent intruder or active shooter in the workplace or anywhere else that these individuals may be.