Training to Safeguard Places of Worship

International Disaster Emergency Services IDES

Event details

  • Saturday | July 20, 2019
  • 8:00 am
  • New Joy Lutheran Church
  • 317-896-1402

IDES Training

Training to Safeguard Places of Worship

Saturday, July 20 from 8 am–12 noon

Presented by: International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES)

Open to all Westfield and Hamilton County-area churches and Christian organizations

RSVP: Amber Janes at or call 317-896-1402

Learn how to:

  • Reduce the overall risk of violence, especially before the crisis;
  • Reduce the number of injuries during the attack;
  • Increase the survivability of injured persons in the minutes after the attack.

The Safe Worship seminar covers what to do well before the incident, deals with the critical 5 minutes of the incident, and continues with the equally critical 15-20 minutes after the incident.

Who should attend “Safe Worship” Training
Full-time and volunteer ministry staff; eldership / leadership; department heads (children, special needs); greeters / ushers; those who regularly pass the communion and offering plates; members of existing safety / security teams; members of law enforcement and Fire/EMS; and members with concealed carry permits.

The Safe Worship seminar includes:
Background of IDES; Need for a Security Plan, Site Assessment; Greeters and Ushers - First Line of Defense; Safety/Security Team; Armed Security Team;  Run. Hide. Fight (updated); Medical Response Teams; Crisis Recovery Teams; Emergency Medical Care - First 10 minutes.

Ed Sanow, IDES Director of Training, 30-year veteran of law enforcement, former editor of LAW and ORDER magazine, ALERRT-certified in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events. He can be reached at or 765-491-1327.

Learn more about IDES at the website: