If you are a churchgoer, you can be worried about recent attacks of armed men in places that you would never imagine that they would in churches. It not only schools anymore that they target but even people who come to worship on Sundays. Church should then form security volunteer teams so that they can help protect churchgoers during worship services. If there is a volunteer security team in a church, then churchgoers will no longer fall prey to armed men without defense. If security volunteers will undergo training then they will be able to provide security to the church members; the things below will help in their training.
Security assessment is the first important thing that churches need to do. Being able to assess your church security will help you in having a safety preparedness plan. Security assessment will help you determine what is the current security of your church. if you want to come up with an airtight safety plan, then you need to know where the church is vulnerable. You should assess your churchs external grounds, alarm systems, building perimeter, key management, emergency drills and more. This is important so that you can build a framework for every other area of your safety preparedness and emergency planning.
If you want to create a strong safety team within your church then it is important to have a clear plan of action and support. Your safety team wlll have a life-saving value. Your safety team needs to know crime statistics, basics of a safety team, essential emergency drills and emergency training resources. Your church should begin to develop a plan and organize volunteers into a ministry dedicated to mitigating risks to persons, property, and assets.
You safety team should be made up of the right people for the task. Your church security and safety service will give you tools to start your safety team right from team selection to training. Ethics, patrol procedures, situational awareness, radio procedures, reporting and forms, duties and responsibilities, suspicious behaviors, and calling 911 are all included in the training.
You will be taught active shooter response and lockdowns. There are many things that make this life uncertain and there are many people who wish to destroy lives. The question is how to protect the lives of ordinary churchgoers? Preparing your church for the worst is part of the training. Training modules will show advanced lock-downs and response procedures which you can practice and implement when violent intruders enter your church. Skills for lockdowns, evacuation drills, and containment and engagement team response will be taught. You will also learn how to work in conjunction with local law enforcement response.
Depending on the level of security your church needs or desire, you will be trained to use firearms, force, and how to work as a team. Firearms training is only for the right persons.