ARIZONA NEWS

120 Phoenix-area school employees to undergo active shooter training

Jul 31, 2022, 2:00 PM

Students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active ...

Students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo.(Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

(Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

PHOENIX — Local Phoenix-area school employees will undergo active shooter training to provide critical preparedness training to help equip school employees in case of an event, the city said in a press release.

Through a donation from Phoenix Suns Charities, Phoenix firefighters will begin lifesaving training at four different Valley locations.

A national program know as A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) will teach teachers awareness on different situations during a lockdown, classroom security, and how to actively distract a shooter, among other safety tips, the release said.

“According to the FBI, there were 61 active shooter incidents in 2021, which was over a 50% increase from the year before,” Phoenix mayor Kate Gallego told reporters Friday.

“Active shooter incidents are a reality we face. As we go back to school we want to make sure our teachers and school employees have the tools they need to respond.”

The training program was announced as many students around the Valley are preparing for the start of another school year.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Harkins Theater in Scottsdale to host Q&A with attorney general...

Serena O'Sullivan

AG Mayes to give Q&A after documentary on global water conspiracy in Scottsdale

A Harkins Theater in Scottsdale will host a Q&A with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes after a 7 p.m. showing of "The Grab," a documentary.

44 minutes ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Executive director of the Arizona Police Association reacts to DOJ investigation findings

Executive director of the Arizona Police Association reacts to DOJ investigation findings on The Mike Broomhead Show. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

2 hours ago

A transfer team member moves a patient in a wheelchair into the new Valleywise Health Medical Cente...

Kevin Stone

Long-awaited Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix welcomes 1st patients

The long-awaited new Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix is now open after welcoming its first patients on Thursday.

2 hours ago

Authorities are seen responding to a shooting on US 60 in Mesa on Friday, June 14, 2024, in an Ariz...

KTAR.com

Suspect in custody after morning rush-hour shooting on East Valley freeway

A man was shot while driving on an East Valley freeway during rush hour Friday morning, and the suspect is in custody.

3 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: How will the DOJ report impact Phoenix police officers?

Get a closer look at the DOJ’s report on the Phoenix Police Department and what possible response could be coming from both the city and the department in Friday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: City of Phoenix

4 hours ago

2 budget-friendly communities coming to Valley this summer...

Serena O'Sullivan

2 budget-conscious rental communities coming to metro Phoenix

Two budget-friendly communities called Streamliner 67th and Streamliner 16th are set to open this summer, officials said on Wednesday.

4 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

120 Phoenix-area school employees to undergo active shooter training