Lake Havasu School District Active Killer Response Course
Since 2013, there have been over 433 school shootings in America – an average of nearly one every two weeks. Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th, 302 teachers, administrators and support personnel from throughout the Lake Havasu Unified School District came together at Havasupai and Smoketree Elementary Schools and received the knowledge, skills and abilities to better survive an active killer event. Conducted by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE), and the Arizona Church Security Network (AZCSN), ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive, options-based strategies, that increase chances of survival and bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins, and law enforcement arrives. School participants learned and experienced the decisive advantages of proactive vs. passive response strategies via numerous live scenario drills and are now empowered to help save lives!
The Lake Havasu Unified School District (LHUSD) and their Governing Board have made it a priority to focus on emergency response planning, preparedness and training in all their schools. They are working closely with local first responders, other public safety organizations, and community outreach groups to provide additional resources and training to all their staff, students and the greater school community. Over the course of eighteen months, three of their community partners – Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC), ICSAVE and AZCSN – provided multiple Bleeding Control and Active Killer Response Courses to all LHUSD teachers and staff members. Multiple educational sessions have taken place throughout the district and now all their personnel are trained and certified immediate responders!