We like to think of our places of worship as being safe and free of criminal activity. Generally speaking, they are but we still see plenty of both non-violent and violent crimes on religious properties. In fact, violent crime has been on the rise on faith-based properties and events in recent years.
Law enforcement plays a huge role in dealing with these events, however, those present at the time are the ones that are forced to respond first. Because of this, it is important to be both proactive in normal operations and have training for when events do occur.
Although training to carry concealed handguns in a Louisiana church is no longer mandatory unless stipulated by the church, it is still recommended for many reasons.
Please contact us if you or your church is interested in hosting the one or two day format of this course.
I discuss the requirements in this video:
Seminar (No live Fire)
Is your church planning, or currently building out a safety response team? The non-live-fire seminar is designed to provide houses of worship with a broad overview of planning for the worse-case of an active shooter event, as well as dealing with more common day to day situations.
History and Statistics
Use of Force Options
Carrying vs Staging
Use of lights
Cover & Concealment
Shooting in Crowded Spaces
Communicating with 911
Immediate Casualty Care
Interacting with Law Enforcement
Training Simulations or Scenarios
Life Fire Course
The Houses of Worship Live-Fire course is designed to help prepare volunteer or paid members of a house of worship safety team, or other responsible citizens who are authorized to carry in a place of worship, for a forced armed response to an active shooter threat.
This course is one or two full days of intense training, teaching and practice. The course may cover the following topics:
Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting
The Balance of Speed & Precision
The Emergency Reload
Realistic Training for Multiple Target Engagement
One Handed & Weak Handed Shooting
Cover and Concealment
Shooting in Crowded Environments
Extreme Precision and Unreasonable Distances
Emergency Medical Response
The Aftermath of an Armed Response
This defensive shooting training course is designed to help you develop fundamental skills that could be applied during a worse-case active shooter event that takes place on the property of a place of worship.
Open to: Church security with concealed carry permits, current or retired law enforcement, others with prior approval.