OVMC and EORH Employees Participate in Active Shooter Training

Friday, August 28, 2015

More than 50 employees from both OVMC and EORH participated in A.L.I.C.E. Training on Friday, August 28th at the OVMC campus.  Wheeling police chief Shawn Schwertfeger along with his team of trainers educated employees on Active Shooter precautions and procedures. A.L.I.C.E., which is an acronym for "Alert", "Lockdown", "Inform", "Counter", "Evacuate", training has been put into place In the horrible event that an active shooter makes his or her way into a school, hospital, church, or business. Officers trained in the ALICE method say there are steps that can be taken as an effort to survive an attack. With workplace violence as a rising trend across the United States, the ALICE method is not limited to preventing a school shooting. The ALICE Training Program provides examples for real, effective ways to thwart an active shooter.  ALICE strategies are not chronological in order, but provide options for individuals to utilize in attempts to survive an emergency situation. ALICE Training can be catered to your specific needs.  For more information on the ALICE training program log on to  http://www.alicetraining.com/.