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Church Mutual Helping Wisconsin Schools Prepare for Armed Intruders

December 19, 2019 GMT

MERRILL, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2019--

Instances of armed intruder attacks continue to threaten schools in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, these attacks are indiscriminate. Many organizations, from schools and churches to offices and factories, are asking themselves, “What do we do if an armed intruder enters our facility?”

As a long-time leader in insuring faith-based schools, Church Mutual has created an armed intruder resource kit that’s free to all educational institutions. It features videos, checklists, FAQs, and important assessment and planning guides. To access the tools and information, visit: https://www.churchmutual.com/6421/Armed-Intruder.

Additionally, in 2020, Church Mutual is continuing its partnerships with industry experts ALICE Training Institute (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) and Secure Education Consultants to host a series of seminars across the country to help organizations develop plans and procedures to keep their people safe before, during and after a violent attack. Leaders will learn to identify signs and how to best de-escalate an armed intruder crisis.

Church Mutual is one of the first organization to offer this type of training to schools, houses of worship and nonprofit organizations. More than 2,500 people have received training through these large-scale community events since the program launched in 2017.

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:

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CONTACT: Jennifer Johnson

Corporate Communications Consultant

715-539-5797

jmjohnson@churchmutual.com

KEYWORD: WISCONSIN UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRIMARY/SECONDARY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION CONSUMER INSURANCE RELIGION

SOURCE: Church Mutual Insurance Company

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