FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.

FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.


Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of making sure US churches are safe. Earlier this week I spoke with Dan Christopulos, Country Representative – USA, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) regarding Active Shooter situation in the US. Their Frontliner volunteers have been trained for All Hazards which includes active shootings.

Dan has asked that we share the following from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  FEMA is hosting a webinar on ACTIVE SHOOTER situations.


FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016, which will feature experts discussing ways communities can prepare for active shooter incidents. The webinar will also feature related resources.

Title: Community Discussion: Active Shooter Preparedness

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Featured Speakers:
· Scott Breor , Director, Protective Security Coordination Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, DHS
· Katherine W. Schweit, Section Chief , Office of Partner Engagement, FBI
· Mark Beckwith, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Safety, Augustana College

How to Join the Webinar:
· Please register for the event using the Adobe Connect registration web link.
· Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.
· This webinar will offer closed captioning.

We hope that you will be able to join them on September 29.

Photo Source: CNN, Emanuel AME Church.


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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She is married to Fr. Athanasios C Haros, a priest in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta.

After posting several of her fasting dinners on Facebook, hoping to encourage her friends to keep the fast, she received enough requests for recipes that she has started a blog titled In Service and Love. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.