The YMCA of the Rockies and the Estes Park Police Department will conduct “ALICE Violent Intruder Training” at Our Lady of the Mountains on Thursday evening, April 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The acronym ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The training is designed to teach unarmed civilians to respond as effectively as possible to an armed attack in a church or in other public places.
The Police Department and the YMCA have provided this training to more than 1,400 people in Estes Park to date – including staff and clients of the Town of Estes Park, the Library, the School, Rocky Mountain National Park, the YMCA, and several local churches. Although the chances of an armed attack in any one location are small, the YMCA and the Police Department consider it prudent to provide this training in Estes Park because we receive here more than four million visitors a year. They also consider it important, and they are offering it free.
The training is open to all interested parishioners, including high-school students with a parent or with a parent’s signed permission. We especially encourage ushers, greeters, church staff, and religious-education teachers and volunteers to attend this training if they can. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM.
For more information about ALICE Training nationwide, visit www.alicetraining.com.
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