FBI Will Host A Situational Awareness Symposium for Houses of Worship at Conway Church

Conway, SC – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office will be the hosting  agency for a Situational Awareness Symposium for Houses of Worship presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.It will be held at Langston Baptist Church in Conway from 7pm to 9pm.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Charleston, the FBI began hosting these symposiums, specifically for houses of worship, throughout South Carolina. The FBI encourages all clergy and layperson leadership from houses of worship in Conway and surrounding communities to attend this event. The FBI will provide the latest information and share lessons learned in an effort to assist houses of worship and hopefully mitigate these potential emergencies.
The FBI plans to conduct these symposiums, over the next several months, at several locations throughout the state (Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, and Rock Hill, to name a few).
Topics to be covered include: who is an active shooter and pre-incident behavioral indicators; dealing with the national news; supporting victims, including families and the officers involved; crisis management; and use of IEDs by active shooters.
Inquiries about attendance should be directed to Ms. Denise M. Taiste, Public Affairs Specialist, Community Relations Unit, at 803.551.4352 or by email at denise.taiste@ic.fbi.gov.

-This information is from a Press Release.


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