Preparing for the unthinkable. A.L.I.C.E. training comes to Washington County.
This training puts the instructors in the shoes of students.
A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.
The same training was held in Wood County last Fall.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is bringing this hands on training for an active shooter to their county and anyone can par take.
"You think of it as kind of a buffet, and where ever you are in in relation to the threat, is where you are going to go eat from that buffet. In other words if the threat is right close to you, you may have to defend yourself, or you may have to lock down, if the threat is away from you, then you get away," said Chief Mark Warden, Washington County Sheriff's Office.
"The training trains the trainer. The individual who attends the training can go on and train individuals at their work site, be it the hospital, plant, industrial, school," said Warden.
There is a fee involved but Chief Warden says anyone in the class can go train others at their company or school.
To sign up go to http://www.alicetraining.com/