“A.L.I.C.E.” is an acronym for 5 steps you can utilize to increase your chances of surviving a surprise attack by an armed intruder. It is important to remember that the “ALICE” response does not follow a set of actions you “shall, must, will” do when confronted with an armed intruder. Your survival is paramount in this situation. Deal with known information and don’t worry about unknowns. You may use only 1 or 2 parts of the response plan or you may have to utilize all 5. In this type of incident, your perception is the reality and you will be deciding what the appropriate action for you to take is.
The five steps are Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
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