ALICE At A Glance
- Information is the key to good decisions
- Information should flow in all directions
- Provide as much initial intel as possible to as many people as possible
- Use any and all available means:
- May be your sensory inputs
- Excellent starting point
- Locked doors provide a time barrier. Locks can, and have been defeated.
- This is a semi-secure starting point from which to make survival decisions.
- Look for alternate escape routes (windows, other doors)
- If you decide to not evacuate secure the room.
- Move out of the doorway
- BARRICADE: The idea is to create a stronghold that nobody can breach… BE A HARDER TARGET!
- Barricade the door with anything available (desks, chairs, etc.)
- Tie down the door, if possible, using belts, purse straps, shoe laces, etc.
- Call 911
- Silence or place cell phones on vibrate
- Once secured, do not open the door for anyone. Police will enter the room when the situation is over.
- Inform- Using any means necessary to pass on real time information in plain language
- As much real-time information as possible will be provided by all means possible.
- Use this information to make single or collective decisions as to the best option for survival.
- Giving and receiving.
- Who, what, where, when and how information
- Can be used by people in the area or who may come into it to make common sense decisions
- Counter- This is the use of simple, proactive techniques should you be confronted by the Active Shooter.
- Active resistance is a last resort and should only be used if potential victims are trapped in a room with an active shooter, there are already victims, and all other personal survival recommendations are no longer an option.
- Active resistance is countering the shooter’s action with any objects of opportunity, such as chairs, desk, and books.
- Throw things at the shooter’s head to disrupt his aim
- Create as much noise and distraction as possible
- Attack in a group (swarm)
- Only 2% of Violent Intruder events have been by more than one person..
- If they are inside, you get outside.
- Reunification/Rally points established