Don’t be alarmed! On Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 5 PM the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting A.L.I.C.E. Training with Tillamook County employees at the Tillamook Courthouse. A.L.I.C.E. is short for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and is a course designed to teach employees what to do in the event of an emergency situation. The Sheriff’s Office has several certified instructors and arrangements can be made to bring this course to your organization or business.
The Mission of the ALICE Training: To Improve Chances of Survival
ALICE is committed to increasing survivability in a violent intruder event through training proactive response options. There are more ways than one to be prepared for a violent event. Whether you are at a mall, in a theater, grocery shopping, attending a game or listening to a concert, you have options. When ALICE response strategies are implemented, unwilling participants in the event are empowered to choose their best survival option. Seconds count during a violent event and the actions taken in between when the event begins, and law enforcement arrives, are significant and can increase survivability.
The threat of an active shooter attack is rare but very real. We aim to eradicate the “It can’t happen to me” mentality and change the way people everywhere respond to armed intruders. At the ALICE Training Institute believes that individuals should be prepared for active shooter events and empowered to make their own life-saving decisions. Once empowered to make their own life-saving decisions, individuals must be trained in proactive active shooter response options, rather than a passive, mandated, one-size-fits-all response. We want all Americans to have the knowledge and skills to survive when shots are fired. We can achieve this by training as many people as possible and implementing training in drill form across all organizations. We have seen the successful results of fire drills. It’s time to start anticipating man-made disasters.
Contact the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office for more information about an ALICE training for your group, organization or business, at 503-842-2561 or www.tillamooksheriff.com be prepared, not scared.