Montgomery, AL-

All of the first responders from each of the communities along with the sheriff’s and EMA offices will train together as a group. Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate Training was established to offer effective ways in which to handle an active shooter situation. The training will consist of two days and be held at the Montgomery Police Station.“We wanted all of our school administrators and first responders to be partners in this regardless of city affiliation,” According to District Safe School Coordinator Todd Davis. According to Davis, the schools previously relied on a color system with certain colors describing the severity of a situation. However, each school’s color system was different from the next. Davis used the example of a substitute teacher who is at Thorsby High School one day and Clanton Intermediate School the next day. A code yellow could mean lockdown at one school and evacuate at the other. “How do we expect continuity throughout the district,” Davis asked. “It’s just not a good way to do business.” The county’s interest as a whole is at the forefront of the recent push toward making the ALICE training a necessity. Read more