Preparing Church for an Active Shooter – Pt. 1
One of the most incomprehensible places for a shooting to occur is in a church or similar place of worship. Congregants gather for times of prayer, worship, and shared testimony and do so with the assumption they’ll be safe in such a sacred place. Unfortunately, however, we’ve seen that is not always the case. Sadly, mass shootings in mosques, synagogues and churches happen here in the United States and around the globe. In fact, in 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools.
So, the question is, how do you keep your congregant’s safe while they are attending services, bible study or hosting church suppers? HTS Active Alert Systems LLC’s Active Alert threat monitoring system is the most comprehensive security resource, available on your computer or your mobile device. This app can literally mean the difference between life and death in an active-shooter situation.
Chaos will ensue and tension will be high in an active-shooter scenario. It’s not a situation in which you can calmly call police and notify them of real-time updates on the situation – but our app can. With a threat monitoring system you’ll be able to notify emergency responders quickly and effortlessly.
Today more than ever, it’s vital that churches have a protocol in place for keeping their congregation safe in the event of a shooter. Read on to Pt. 2 to learn what steps to take to protect your congregants and minimize casualties.