In the incidents studied by the FBI, 50% took place at Places of Worship on a Sunday. Specifically, just six events resulted in 21 people killed and 27 wounded. The ages of the shooters ranged from 24 to 69.
Source: FBI Report, “Study of Active Shooter Incidents between 2000 and 2013.”
Certify Ushers, Greeters, Child Nursery Attendants, Teachers, and Servers as part of your Safety Program.
Most volunteers at a House of Worship have little or no background in security activities including what to do during an active shooting event. They are typically friendly, always smiling, shaking hands, directing guests and passing offering plates. Today, greeters, ushers, deacons, ministers, teachers, pastors, nursery attendants, teachers, and servers all share responsibility for the safety and security of the congregation. ALICE certification can help build that basic training.
Over 3,000,000 trained. Let’s see what Some have to Say!
“Yes, I’ll be training my House of Worship on what to do, not just to hide and wait, but do things that are going to save their lives.” December 2014
Don McConnell, Rock of Grace Family Ministries
“So we’re talking, at my House of Worship, about “Run-Hide-Fight,” and about ALICE, and about who does what. Not who’s going to be a hero, or how we’re just going to pray enemies away from ever opening our door, but having the basics of assembly and evacuation ready to undergird our faith with action.” November 2015