Active shooter resources available
November 12, 2018 / By UNY Communications
In light of recent events like the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, it is becoming important to know how to prevent and respond to active shooter incidents. The Upper New York Conference insurance provider, Church Mutual, recommends several resources that churches can use to learn how to prevent and respond to such incidents.
Here are some of Church Mutual’s recommendations:
ALICE is the acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Church Mutual has partnered with ALICE, which provides several videos and webinars to help you in the face of violence. Click here for more information.
Church Mutual has partnered with Firestorm, whose mission is to “Predict. Plan. Perform” when crises take place. Firestorm has helpful handouts and webinars. Click here for more information.
- Armed Intruder Resource Kit
Church Mutual along with Firestorm and the ALICE Training Institute. have come together to bring you an informative webinar series and an Armed Intruder Resource Kit. Click here for more information.
- FEMA Faith Resources
Across the United States, Americans congregate in faith-based venues to worship, learn, play, and bond as a community. However, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds people that public gatherings are vulnerable, and adversaries may perceive houses of worship as attractive targets where they can inflict mass casualties, cause substantial psychological impacts, and draw extensive media coverage. FEMA provides resources, webinars and trainings to houses of worship. Click here for FEMA resources.
In addition to resources specific to active shooter incidents, Church Mutual also has several resources on other safety concerns. Click here for the plethora of free resources available to you.