Rock Hill brings active shooter training to BOE building

Published 9:05 am Sunday, January 4, 2015

PINE GROVE — The Rock Hill Local School District and the ALICE Training Institute teamed up in December to bring ALICE Instructor Training to the Rock Hill Board of Education building.

The 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 critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene.

ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate and is a used by law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.

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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 ALICE Training Institute was developed after the Columbine school shooting and teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event.