The Hardin County Courthouse was closed on the afternoon of July 14, 2017, to allow the courthouse staff to participate in a training session. Employees participated in ALICE training, led by instructors Mike Emerson and Travis Prochaska. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor led classes 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.
Instructor Mike Emerson discusses options in handling active shooter events.
Employees practiced different responses in an active shooter event scenario, including active resistance and how to use a group to take down an aggressive person. The increasing number of incidents of this type does validate the importance of preparedness training for everyone.
Instructor Travis Prochaska demonstrates the power of the airsoft gun
used in the simulation on Sheriff McDaniel, who was wearing a body armor.
A masked "shooter" walks through the Employees take down the "shooter"
courthouse, looking for victims.