The first recorded active shooting at a church was on June 2nd, 1980, at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas. The shooter killed five people and wounded another ten during that Sunday morning service. He did this because he was upset that the members of the church would not appear as character witnesses for him during his rape trial. While houses of worship are usually free of violence, there have been many other acts of violence on faith-based properties since this summer day.
An active shooter response plan for churches or other houses of worship is just as important as having a plan for a tornado or fire. Our online active shooter response course was developed for pastors, priests, staff, volunteers, and safety team members. We designed it so that all of the above have access to the same material, bringing everyone together cohesively. Safety teams or those in an administrative position also get access to additional locked lessons that will help with prevention or a more prepared response.
Lessons Included for All:
- Introduction to the Online ASR Course
- The History of Active Shooter Events
- How Long do Active Shooter Incidents Last?
- The Importance of a Proactive Plan.
- The Active Shooter Event Response Plan
- Emergency Trauma Response
- Aftermath and Police Response
- What Comes Next?
Our online active shooter response program also includes several bonus lessons that expand on some of the previous material.
Other Lessons for Safety Teams, Supervisors, and Administrative Employees:
Security is best reached when we have multiple layers in place, making it more difficult for attackers to carry out violence. We have a growing list of lessons that are unlocked for applicable employees or team leaders. The purchaser automatically gets access to these lessons, but we can unlock them for any course student.