“…we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.” (Neh. 4:9)
Nobody likes to think about worse-case scenarios like the church shootings we see on the news. However unlikely they are to hit home, even churches our size are no longer completely immune from people seeking to do harm in public spaces. Thankfully there are common sense measures to protect our church from active threats.
Saturday morning, September 8th, Creekside’s Safety Team is bringing in the Urbandale Police Department to present the best response to the unlikely event of a shooter at church, and how to control bleeding after such an incident (or a serious accident that may cause bleeding). Officer Anthony Brooks will give an informative presentation using the “ALICE” training model, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in several scenario-driven shooter exercises, followed by hands-on bleed control training.
Creekside is invited to attend this event, September 8th, 9:30-11:30AM at Creekside. This presentation and training is free. We’re planning on donuts, bagels, coffee and juice, so please let us know if you’re planning to attend. Childcare will also be available. Questions or RSVP can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or see Mike Johnson or Ryan Carter.