A.L.I.C.E. School Safety Program & 3 Pillars of School Safety
The ALICE School Safety Program (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) is popular and well-known amongst school safety resource officers. We at National Glazing Solutions have been particularly active with the program and have even made presentations at seminars examining hardening physical buildings with film and how that relates to the ALICE School Safety Program
Windows Amid The ALICE School Safety Program
Interestingly enough, windows play a crucial role in the ALICE system. How? During the lockdown stage, potential student-victims and school employees are isolated in various sections/places with the intent of keeping them safe and separated from the intruder(s) or active shooters or other threats. Safety film coated windows are a great shield or barrier between the shooter/intruder and then innocent victims. (Regular windows are little or no protection at all.) The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission reported in its final report that Window Film was a recommended upgrade to exterior windows. SANDY HOOK ADVISORY COMMISSION FINAL REPORT
Windows are the “Achilles heel” and typical point of entry for an intruder or active shooter and thus critical that they be evaluated as part of the overall building hardening. Unfortunately, school shootings seem to have become a regular part of our lives in recent years, and all available safety precautions must be analyzed for employment.
Three Pillars of School Safety (Open Loop Method)
By the same token, school safety can be thought of in another way, as a 3-Pillar School Safety Plan (Open Loop). This safety method or philosophy involves Safe Facilities, School Disaster Management, and Risk Reduction and Resilience Education.
It doesn’t take a PH.D to realize that in the 3-Pillar Approach, safety film windows are a tremendous asset. Safety film windows certainly make the facility safer, aid in disaster management by increasing options, and assist in reducing risk and increasing resilience.
School Safety Solution
At National Glazing Solutions we strive to make schools and other public buildings as safe as possible with our safety solutions directed at and for potential criminal activity and severe weather. We want to help you, your school, business, or organization to be a safer place for patrons, employees, and students & teachers… Contact us for more information at SECURITY (at) NationalGlazingSolutions.com click soon!