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ALICE Instructor Training at YMCA of the Rockies

It seems like you can’t look at your phone, turn on your television or a read a newspaper without learning of a new mass shooting event. It’s happening with more frequency in seemingly innocuous places like schools and at music concerts. For that reason, YMCA of the Rockies is committed to bringing active shooter training to the community to ensure that more people are prepared to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors, should they be present for such an event.

To date, more than 2,000 people in the Larimer county and Grand county communities have gone through ALICE Training. ALICE training is the original options-based response program that was designed to replace an inadequate secure-in-place mandated response plan.  ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive, options-based strategies, that increase your chances of survival during a violent intruder or Active Shooter event, and is a useful strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, and places of worship.

To broaden the training even more, YMCA of the Rockies and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Training Instructor Certification to its Estes Park location This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach law enforcement as well as school, church, hospital and workplace administrators and employees skills and strategies that bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives.

WHEN: April 17-18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: YMCA of the Rockies, 2515 Tunnel Rd., Estes Park, Colorado
PRICE: $595
PHONE: 330-661-0106
LODGING: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center

What you can expect from the Instructor Training:

  • Background: You will become knowledgeable in statistics and information about active shooter situations and why ALICE training is effective.
  • ALICE Concepts: We will deliver a detailed overview of ALICE training and the liability of proactive vs. passive response strategies.
  • Physical Drills: You will experience live scenario drills that compare passive vs. active response.
  • Effective Training: You 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 Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, White House, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and some Federal and State agencies.

If you are interested in becoming an ALICE Instructor to bring this valuable training to your agency, organization or community, register today.



About The Author

As a Colorado native, Lisa believes working at YMCA of the Rockies is a dream job. In her spare time, she swims, bikes, hikes and hangs out with her dogs as much as possible. Lisa loves the outdoors and feels lucky to work for an organization whose mission is to build strong families and strong communities while letting nature inspire.

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