Tucson Catholic Faithful Ready to Protect the Flock!
Since 1999, there have been over 1856 deadly force incidents take place throughout our faith-based communities. On Monday, May 28th, 85 congregants from Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Ambrose and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church 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, 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 Bleeding Control interventions and are now empowered to help save lives!