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Anderson Co. employees taught active shooter preparedness

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Anderson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Division has a new program teaching county employees what they can do if confronted with an active shooter situation.

The ALICE program -- which is an acronym for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate -- has the goal of reaching every county employee, which emergency services director Taylor Jones hopes will spread to the rest of the county.

"Our goal is not just to make this type of training available to our county employees, but to develop a culture in Anderson County of being prepared to take action and to not to simply be a passive victim," Jones said.

Officials said the first move if anyone is an active shooter situation is to run away if it is reasonably safe. If not, people should hide and barricade themselves, county officials said.

"And if you come face to face with a shooter, then you will need to fight for your life," Anderson County Emergency Services officials said.

First aid basic are also taught during the workshops.

"The reality is that Law Enforcement cannot be at all places, all of the time. When something tragic, like a school or workplace shooting occurs, citizens need to be prepared to take necessary action to defend themselves in those minutes that Law Enforcement is on the way," Sheriff John Skipper said.

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