A two-day active shooter response training course is available that is designed to teach employees of schools, churches and hospitals strategies to bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives.

This training is open to the general public and is hosted by the Brainerd Public Schools. It will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 17-18, at Brainerd High School, 702 S. Fifth St. for $595 per person.

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evade) is a set of proactive, option-based strategies that increase survival rates during a violent intruder or active shooter event. Training includes statistics, information about active shooter situations, proactive versus passive response strategies, physical drills and will include strategies and materials to become an effective ALICE instructor in your own organization.

To register, go to www.alicetraining.com or call 330-661-0106.

The mission of the Brainerd Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to ensure all students achieve their individual potential by providing the highest-quality programs and resources to prepare learners for an ever-changing global society.