Police department to hold emergency preparedness training Oct. 16

The Case Western Reserve University Police Department will hold ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training for how to respond in an active-shooter situation on campus Friday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 121 Fitness Center, Studio A.

The CWRU Police department teaches the ALICE program to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

According to alicetraining.com, a room-by-room analysis of the Virginia Tech shooting that left 32 people dead and 17 injured revealed that there was only room involved in which all occupants survived. In that room, students barricaded the door, kept low to the ground and used their body weight to overpower the gunman.

Participants in this class will not learn fighting techniques, but rather proactive survival strategies that will help save lives in the event of an active shooter situation.

Registration for this training session is available online.

If the session is full, email sarah.ziance@case.edu to be added to the waiting list.