CRMC to host active shooter response training

COOKEVILLE — Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the CRMC Protective Services Department, the Upper Cumberland Healthcare Coalition, and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to Cookeville on Oct. 5 – 6. The course will be held at the Protective Services Training Classroom in the Oak Place building, 127 N. Oak Ave. All tuition fees will be provided to ALICE by the Upper Cumberland Healthcare Coalition. Attendance will be limited to 25 students.

This two-day Instructor Certification course is designed to teach proactive option-based strategies to increase survivability in a violent critical incident. The ALICE strategies empower individuals to participate in their own survival in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives. 

ALICE stands for Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter and Evacuate and is a valuable strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship. Completing the ALICE Certification Instructor course provides individuals with certification in ALICE proactive strategies and allows them the opportunity to bring those same strategies back to their organization. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources. 

To register for the event, visit Please also include the following information with your invitations regarding the registration and payment process. 

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ALICE is aligned with recommendations from Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation and many State government agencies. 

ALICE training is the original options-based response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lock down-only response plan. ALICE addresses the fallacies of a one-size-fits-all response plan by explaining the truths and realities of Violent Critical Incidents. The reality is that extremely tragic outcomes in these events can be mitigated. They are very much survivable. Through training and empowerment, citizens can apply the ALICE proactive strategies and improve chances of survival in any environment where they may find themselves confronted by an active shooter or violent intruder. ALICE strategies are now also mirrored and recommended by many Federal and State official guidelines. 

For more information about ALICE Training Institute, contact the group at

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is celebrating 100 years in 2021. It began as a 15-bed private clinic built by a local surgeon and has grown to a 269 bed Regional Center on a 55-acre campus featuring state-of-the-art Cardiac care, Orthopedic care, Cancer Center, Robotic surgery and much more.

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