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g.o.t. Preparedness Houses of Worship

They come to your churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques seeking comfort and inspiration.

They expect to find peace, community, and solace.

Unfortunately, the places where we worship, learn, work, play, and serve are increasingly under attack.

According to the FBI, from 2000-2017 there have been 2,217 people killed or wounded by active shooters.

The number of mass shootings occurring from 2010-2017 is 3X GREATER than the previous 9 years.

While shootings at Houses of Worship are rare...

They devastate individuals and communities.

There have been 19 active shooter incidents targeting Houses of Worship in the United States from August 1966 to October 2018.

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, November 2017

Three generations of a family, including an unborn child, died.

26 people killed, 20 wounded

Forever changing this rural community.

Two Years Earlier

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015

One of the oldest black congregations in the South

9 PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE PASTOR, KILLED

The majority of attacks targeting Houses of Worship were affiliated with Christianity (74%).

However, all Houses of Worship are targets

Houses of Worship are Soft targets and Easier to attack because:

They are welcoming and open.

They attract groups of people of shared beliefs and kinship in a single location.

Security is less visible.

HOW CAN HOUSES OF WORSHIP REDUCE RISK?

EDUCATE

AND

EMPOWER

Most of the causalities occur before law enforcement arrives

Which on average takes 6-8 MINUTES

What will your congregants do in those minutes before help arrives? Do they have the skills and knowledge needed to respond and survive?

PREPAREDNESS WITHOUT PARANOIA®

Replacing Fear with Confidence
PREPARING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES FOR ACTIVE THREATS

CONGREGANTS LEARN

Insights into the signs of a developing threat.

Confident decision-making in the face of a threat.

To increase survival based on the nationally endorsed model of RUN-HIDE-FIGHT.

How to respond when law enforcement arrives.

SECURITY SENSE IS COMMON SENSE

Preparedness is a mindset and the foundation for resiliency at an individual and community level. It requires a holistic approach, not a single-threaded tactical solution.

Replace Fear With Confidence - Preparedness Without Paranoia®

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