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Carl Albert State College Is Bringing Active Shooter Training to Poteau

Carl Albert State College Is Bringing Active Shooter Training to Poteau

Carl Albert State College and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Poteau at the CASC Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15, 2017. According to CASC Director of Campus Police Chad Brown, the training will be at Johnson Hall in room 207.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.

This two day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene.

The registration fee for this training is $595 per person and can be completed online at www.alicetraining.com.

Brown explained, “We are pleased to bring this training to the area.  By hosting the training here, it is available at a bargain price, and those in need of this type training will not have to spend additional funds to travel elsewhere for training. We are hoping public schools, other higher education institutions, business security personnel, hospitals, places of worship, and of course all types of law enforcement personnel will take advantage of this training.”  He continued, “We expect a good turnout from both Oklahoma and Arkansas, and encourage registering as soon as possible.”

According to the ALICE Training Institute, those attending will become knowledgeable in statistics and information about active shooter situations and why ALICE training is effective. The program will deliver a detailed overview of ALICE training and the liability of proactive vs. passive response strategies. Attendees will experience live scenario drills that compare passive vs. active responses. And attendees will learn the strategies and be provided with materials to become an effective ALICE Instructor in your own organization.

ALICE is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Federal Department of Education has significantly changed the recommended guidelines for how schools should prepare, train, and respond to an active shooter situation, and this course to “train the trainer” is one that can certainly help prepare for such a situation.

The ALICE Training Institute is changing how schools, universities, and businesses respond to armed intruders. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event. Supported by educators and law enforcement across the country, ALICE is quickly becoming the new standard of care.

Brown concluded, “Again, it is important to register as soon as possible because there will be limited space available.”  For More Information Contact Chad Brown, 918-647-1375 or cbrown@carlalbert.edu.  To register, go to www.alicetraining.com

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