In the wake of recent violent events, many of you may be looking for information to help make your facilities safer. At Church Mutual, your safety is our concern as well. That’s why we want to share our safety and security resources with you.
We’ve partnered with ALICE and Firestorm, leaders in their industries, to present a three-part webinar series. These webinars will show you how to spot behavioral warning signs, what to do when faced with an armed intruder and how to communicate with your organization and the public should an event occur.
View the armed intruder webinar series here.
In addition to offering our webinar series, we also partnered with AG Financial to bring you an eye-opening round table discussion about armed security, concealed carry weapons and what legal liability a religious organization has to protect its congregation.
View the security and concealed carry video here.
We also offer a wealth of additional resources to help organizations stay safe. Information about prevention and emergency response planning is available at churchmutual.com under “Trending Topics.” Here are quick links to relevant content.
As you focus on safety and security for your people and facilities, please consider Church Mutual a valuable resource.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin at 11/08/2017 10:30 AM EST
We are receiving inquiries about training available to help churches protect themselves from armed intruder incidents. The Communications Office has no information about upcoming training opportunities at this time. However, while actual training is strongly advised, online information resources can also help churches address this concern. A number of such resources are available from the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ), the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and other credible sources.
Check out Resources, Partners, and Tips to Help Keep Your House of Worship… Safe, Resources to Protect Your House of Worship and Security for Houses of Worship. Also, the UMC’s Illinois Great Rivers Conference website offers Helping to Make a Safe Church. We will post this and more information on the Safe Sanctuaries webpage of the Conference website next week.