Seminar Helps Faith-based Organizations Prepare For Unexpected

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Members of central Ohio’s faith community learned how to prepare for everything from a gun-wielding intruder to natural disasters.

The Franklin County Jewish Federation and the Bexley Police Department hosted a seminar entitled "worship without worry" on Wednesday.  

It is specifically designed for leaders in charge of their congregations’ operations and safety.   

Tina Lewis Rowe, a nationally-recognized authority on security and safety for places of worship, spoke about the need for a concrete plan on how to deal with the unexpected.

“If you don't pay attention to the details, you'll miss something,” Rowe explained. “And that's what's going to get you in the end. So we have to be very observant on all aspects of safety.”

Experts recommend leaders go over safety plans, rehearse them and train the people who are going to be first responders.
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