St Augustine Members Ready to Protect the Flock!
Since 1999, there have been over 1850 deadly force incidents take place throughout our faith-based communities. On Saturday, December 29th, 25 congregation members from St Augustine Cathedral received the knowledge, skills and abilities to better survive an active shooter event. Conducted by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) and the Arizona Church Security Network (ACSN), ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive, options-based strategies, that increase church members’ chances of survival and bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives. These 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!