Updated 15 August 2019
But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.
The Safety Committee was established in January 2019 with a Church Council approved Emergency Preparedness Policy. The current Committee members are Mike Theimer, Chairperson, Doug Moon, Secretary, Tim Rucker and Rusty Merrill.
We currently have five who have volunteered to become the Safety Team for Mountain View UMC. We hope to recruit and train additional Safety Team members to meet the security needs of our church.
If you are interested in serving on the Safety Committee and/or Safety Team, contact Mike Theimer.
Protecting our church from potential criminal activities requires a balanced approach that integrates crime prevention strategies and security technologies with the overall mission of the church. It is critically important to recognize that risk mitigation must complement the activities of our church and not interfere with its outreach and service ministry.
We have installed five outside security cameras and three interior security cameras. The Safety Team will be monitoring the security cameras and securing all church doors on Sunday's. They will be wearing two-way radios and monitoring all those entering our church from the parking lots.
Rusty Merrill and Sharon Pletcher have formed the medical Emergency Response Team (ERT). They will respond to any first aid, CPR and AED emergencies on Sunday's. We are looking for additional volunteer ERT members with or without medical backgrounds. Contact Rusty Merrill if you are interested in this important ministry service.
Click this link to view the Mountain View Methodist Church online awareness and training course. Then click the play button.
Click this link to view Department of Homeland Security 'Run, Hide, Fight' training video. Then click the play button.
Click this link to learn about Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism. This is a good video to show your greeters, parking lot staff and security team. Helps get them thinking outside the box.