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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Training Opportunity for Houses of Worship & Faith Communities

Faith Public Safety News Item

A free training will be offered in Amherst on Monday Dec. 4th at Hampshire College as a forum of learning on public safety crises in Houses of Worship and the Faith Community. 

Registration deadline is November 27th. 

*The Amherst Event will be held Monday December 4th from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Hampshire College: West Lecture Hall, Frank Patterson Hall on 893 West St. Amherst, MA 01002

You can register by visiting https://usaomatraining.org/Amherst Registration closes on November 27th

Hosted by the Western Region Homeland Security Council*


PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING

 To increase the participant’s understanding regarding the various public safety concerns and government roles and responses. Issues like vandalism, arson, Internet scams, cyber threats, bomb threats, active shooter and hate crimes will be covered.

 To increase the participant’s knowledge about planning and preparing for an active threat.

 To provide participants with tools to build an emergency operations plan.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 Faith leaders, administrators, board members

 Individuals responsible for emergency management at houses of worship

 University faith leaders

AGENDA

Part One

9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks

9:15 a.m. Public Safety Concerns and Government Responses and Resources (1.25 hours/panel)

10:45 a.m. Perspectives from Faith Communities(1.25 hours/panel)

12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

Part Two

1:15 p.m. Planning and Preparing for an Active Threat (45 mins)

2:00 p.m. Building your Own Emergency Operations Plan: A How to Guide (2 hours)


QUESTIONS

For questions or to request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Brandy Donini-Melanson at 617-748-3256 or brandy.donini-melanson@usdoj.gov


*The Amherst Event will be held Monday December 4th from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Hampshire College: West Lecture Hall, Frank Patterson Hall on 893 West St. Amherst, MA 01002

You can register by visiting https://usaomatraining.org/Amherst Registration closes on November 27th

Hosted by the Western Region Homeland Security Council*


Click here for the Event Flyers with full details and other training locations

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