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Training to safeguard places of worship


Saturday morning, March 30th from 8am to 12 noon.


Lincolnway Christian Church, 690 E. Illinois Hwy., New Lenox, IL 60451

Learn how to:
• Reduce the overall risk of violence, especially before the crisis;
• Reduce the number of injuries during the attack;
• Increase the survivability of injured persons in the minutes after the attack. 

The Safe Worship seminar covers what to do well before the incident, deals with the critical 5 minutes of the incident, and continues with the equally critical 15-20 minutes after the incident. 

Who should attend “Safe Worship” Training: 

Full-time and volunteer ministry staff; eldership / leadership; department heads (children, special needs); greeters / ushers; those who regularly pass the communion and offering plates; members of existing safety / security teams; members of law enforcement and Fire/EMS; and members with concealed carry permits. 

The Safe Worship seminar includes: 

Background of IDES; Need for a Security Plan, Site Assessment; Greeters and Ushers - First Line of Defense; Safety/ Security Team; Armed Security Team; Run. Hide. Fight (updated); Medical Response Teams; Crisis Recovery Teams; Emergency Medical Care - First 10 minutes. 


Ed Sanow, IDES Director of Training, 30-year veteran of law enforcement, former editor of LAW and ORDER magazine, ALERRT-certified in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.