A scary scenario

Know how to prepare for the unthinkable.

When preparing for a possible active shooter situation, think ALICE, Mike Petrone, CUNA Mutual Group risk consultant, tells America’s Credit Union Conference attendees Tuesday at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.

ALICE stands for:

  • Alert. This involves your initial awareness of an active shooter incident. “Once you’re aware of an event, you need to know how to react,” he says.
  • Lockdown. Know traditional and other lockdown procedures.
  • Inform. Know how and when to pass along real-time information about the event.
  • Counter. Know when it makes sense to counter and/or distract the shooter.
  • Evacuate. Know when to run.

“There’s no special order to these; they’re just designed to help you survive an active shooter incident,” Petrone says. “These events are happening every day, and you need to have preventive measures in place.”


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