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ALICE training set for Parker Middle School next year

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the ALICE Training® Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to Howell on March 27 and 28, 2023.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.

The two-day instructor course, which will be held at Parker Middle School in Howell, teaches what organizers call a “proactive response option survival strategies for violent critical incidents ensuring a trauma-informed approach to civilian active threat response training.”

According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the goal of the ALICE program is to “empower individuals to participate in their own survival in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives.”

The price of the training is $749, and registration can be completed online at https://cvent.me/8dA0qv?RefId=social

According to the release, ALICE is aligned with recommendations from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many State government agencies.

By bring this instructor level course, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says it hopes the training will help better equip the community and surroundiung areas to increase survivability in the face of violence.

“ALICE addresses the fallacies of a one-size-fits-all response plan by explaining the truths and realities of Violent Critical Incidents,” said the release. “The reality is that extremely tragic outcomes in these events can be mitigated and are very much survivable.”

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