Campus-wide Emergency Response Training
The college has committed to several new initiatives to improve safety and security on campus. Training of faculty, staff and students in the Active Shooter Civilian Response program A.L.I.C.E. (Alert/Lockdown/Inform/Counter/Evacuate) began in 2017 and is ongoing.
College staff lead these classes that provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option-based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.
Staff and faculty also view the “Run, Hide, Fight” video
that was produced by the State of Alabama Department of Homeland Security, which addresses the active shooter response.
In addition to ALICE training, a virtual safety and response tool to develop and execute effective school safety was also added in 2017. This software system, Navigate/Prepared, offers a clear and simple system for developing, accessing and implementing the college’s safety plan and procedures. Med-Sleds have been placed throughout our campuses so that persons with disabilities can be effectively and safely evacuated during an emergency.
All these initiatives work together to help make the LCCC main campus and sites a safe environment for learning.