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Church Mutual Offering Twin Cities Organizations Resources to Prepare for Armed Intruders
[May 15, 2019]

Church Mutual Offering Twin Cities Organizations Resources to Prepare for Armed Intruders

Instances of armed intruder attacks continue to occur in the United States and beyond. Unfortunately, these attacks are not limited to a select few and anyone could be impacted. Church Mutual Insurance Company is partnering with industry experts Firestorm and ALICE Training Institute (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) to help organizations develop plans and procedures to keep their people safe before, during and after a violent attack.

Church Mutual, the nation's leading insurer of religious organizations, has created an armed intruder resource kit that's available, at no cost, on their website. It features, among other things, videos, checklists, FAQs, and important assessment and planning guides. To access the tools and information, visit:

Twin (News - Alert) Cities Armed Intruder Seminar
Additionally, Church Mutual will be holding a seminar on Thursday, May 23, in Burnsville, just minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, for houses of worship, schools and nonprofit organizations. Leaders will learn to identify signs and how to best de-escalate an armed intruder crisis from security experts at Firestorm, ALICE Training Institute and Church Mutual. Attendees will hear from an attorney with Maple Grove-based Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. about legal considerations organizations should take related to safety and security.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and monitor behavioral warning signs and anonymously report suspicious activity.
  • Work with local law enforcement to develop a security plan.
  • Respond to an armed intruder - new techniques and tactics are replacing the traditional lockdown method.
  • Minimize injury and increase survival rates from a violent event.

Event Details:
What:     Armed Intruder Safety Best Practices
When: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23
Where: Berean Baptist Church
309 County Road 42 East, Burnsville, MN 55306

The event is part of Church Mutual's ongoing series of armed intruder education events, taking place throughout the United States in 2019. Upcoming cities include Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (August), and Seattle, Washington (September).

About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
  • 2018 Ward's 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte (News - Alert) US, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Futuremakers Partner, by Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation, by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

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