If you are a member of a House of Worship located in Hancock and Washington County, you might consider attending the online presentation "Protecting Houses of Worship" on Thursday, February 29th from 6 to 9 p.m.

This presentation is sponsored by the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency; Washington County Emergency Management Agency; Maine Emergency Management Association; Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation- Boston Field Office, Portland Resident Agency; US Department of Justice Community Relations Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine.

In the presentation they will be talking about

  • Security, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Active Shooter Preparedness, Response and Resources
  • Building Your Own Emergency Operations Plan
  • Faith-Based Experiences with public safety issues.

To register please send an email to usame.outreach@usdoj.gov by February 26th. Please 1 participant name per email; send additional emails if necessary

Please include

Organization Information

  • Organization Name
  • Organization Address
  • Faith Based Affiliation

Participant Information

  • Title (Reverend, Pastor, Doctor etc.)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Role
  • Phone
  • Email

Information about attending and links will be sent once registered.

I attended a presentation similar to this 4-5 years ago and it is eye-opening. For those that are under the belief nothing like this could happen in Hancock or Washington Counties, let me remind you no one believed that there would be a mass-shooting in Maine until the tragedy in Lewiston.

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