By COLlive reporter
With the recent rise in anti-semitic and terror-related attacks on Jewish institutions, Raziel Cohen (“The Tactical Rabbi”), owner and founder of NDF Training, presents four easy steps you can take to ensure the safety of your Shul or School.
When hearing about an attack or shooting, most people automatically think the solution is to have weapons to retaliate with. The truth, however, is that there are three steps that must be taken before even considering the use of weapons as a means of protection.
Deterrence: Make yourself less of a target. By having visible signs of security and protection such as cameras, a security guard who is monitoring the premises from the outside, or security walls or fences, you are discouraging potential attackers because they know they are being watched.
Early Warning: This is something that lets the people inside the school or shul know that something is going on outside. This could be a panic button in the hands of a security guard that alerts the shul or school goers to the threat.
Fortification: Being able to put the building into lockdown, this can be as simple as a bolt lock or blocking the windows.
Confrontation: The final step in securing your premises is to have someone on the inside who can defend the innocent and confront the attacker. One security guard outside is not enough. You need someone inside who can take over.
Additionally, it is extremely important to have a trauma kit available to use in case of an emergency to prevent any excessive bleeding until emergency medical attention can arrive.
For more information as to what you can do, or for any questions, feel free to reach out to us at NDFTraining.com