Response Tactics During Crisis Events for Greeter Volunteers

Greeter Volunteers Are in a Unique Position to Save Lives During a Crisis Event

Introduction To Safety and Security Training

This video lays the foundation of why you, as a volunteer, need to be aware of safety and security tactics, especially when faced with a crisis event like a fire or an active shooter event. You'll also be introduced to your trainer, Martin Lopez.

The Role of Greeters and Ushers During a Crisis Event

Greeters and ushers are in a unique position to save lives during an active shooter event. Because of your visibility and role as a guide, people will look to you for vital information and direction.

Passing Information

Churches have a unique challenge when it comes to sharing information about potential risks. When those risks involve other people, churchgoers are often hesitant to pass information about that risk to the church staff for fear of accusations of gossip.

Deciding to Run (Part 1)

No method of responding to an active shooter event is perfect. You have to consider what your scenario and limitations are. The bottom line, your job is to get yourself to safety.

Deciding to Run (Part 2)

Escaping from an active shooter isn't always as easy as running through the nearest door. This video covers the specifics of what you should know when you decide to run.

Deciding to Hide

In the case of an active shooter event at your church, you might find that you're not in a place where you can run. Hiding where you are might be your best option. This video covers what to do if you can't escape and need to shelter in place.

Deciding to Fight

Your response to an active shooter is an incredibly personal decision. Whether you run, hide, or decide to fight, that's your decision and no one else's. If you fight, Martin has some tips to help you come out on top and stay as safe as possible.

The Aftermath of a Crisis Event

Few people think about what happens after a crisis event until you're in the situation. But there are several things to consider with how to interact with police and take care of those around you.

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