FBI Situational Awareness for Houses of Worship Symposiums for September 2015

September 10, 2015 6:52 PM | Lydia R. Frass

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has scheduled several workshops on Situational Awareness for Houses of Worship - the FBI shares lessons from past active shooting situations 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Langston Baptist Church, 763 Highway 905, Conway, SC 29526

7-9 pm

Also, mark your calendar…Charleston has been scheduled.  

Monday, October 5th -Details will go out the week of September 21st

SA Rob Chadwick, the FBI Columbia Training Coordinator, has previously completed the symposium in Aiken and Greenville.  Both presentations had approximately a great volume of attendees and heavy media coverage.   All clergy and layperson leadership are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include: who is an active shooter and pre-incident behavioral indicators; dealing with the national news; supporting victims, including families and the officers involved; crisis management; and use of IEDs by active shooters.   The symposium includes 90 minutes of statistics, history, and analysis of active shooter incidents.  This is followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.  Please consider attending, and feel free to pass information within your house of worship, family and friends.


Inquiries about attendance should be directed to Ms. Denise M. Taiste, Public Affairs Specialist, Community Relations Unit, at 803.551.4352 or by email at denise.taiste@ic.fbi.gov

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