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Western Pennsylvania Jewish Community Security

Security Training and Resources

Training for emergency situations can make the difference between life and death. Situations evolve quickly and KNOWING what to do can save lives.

Brad Orsini, Director of Jewish Community Security, offers ongoing training for organizations and groups throughout Western Pennsylvania. Contact Brad at borsini@jfedpgh.org to register for upcoming training, or to organize an event for your organization.

Checklists and Quick Reference Guides

Active Shooter Quick Reference Guide

Bomb Threat Checklist

Building/Organization Assessment Checklist

Crisis Communication Quick Reference Guide

Run, Hide, Fight Handout

Stop the Bleed Flyer 

ALICE Handout

Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

Guard Against Online Identity Theft

Parent Guide to Internet Safety

Further Information

Developing Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship 

Healthcare Planning for Active Shooter 

School Emergency Operations Plan

Stop the Bleed Summary 

Takeaways from FBI Report: A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the US 2000–2013

Terrorist Attacks Against Jews in the US 1969-2016


For security concerns and training, contact Brad Orsini, Director of Jewish Community Security, at
412-992-5229 or borsini@jfedpgh.org.

For more information, contact Erin Wyland, Security Program Coordinator at 412-992-5252 or ewyland@jfedpgh.org.

Security Events & Training
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Congregation Security Training
First Session of Two

Sun, 6 Aug, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

August 6 and 13 – Community/Congregation Security Training
This two session training is free and open to anyone in the community. The purpose is to prepare Congregations and Organizations to develop sound security practices and protocols in keeping everyone as safe as possible. It is highly encouraged to attend both trainings. Please RSVP to Meryl Franzos at mfranzos@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5204. To learn more about community security, visit:  http://jfedpgh.org/security.
The Jewish Federation would like to announce the upcoming free Community/Congregation Security Training on August 6, 2017 and August 13, 2017 at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Each training session will start at 8:30AM and last until approximately noon.  There will be light refreshments to include coffee, water and bagels.
This training is open to anyone in the Community. The purpose of the training is to prepare Congregations and Organizations to develop sound security practices and protocols in keeping everyone as safe as possible. The training will occur over two Sunday mornings and focus on a variety of issues. We encourage everyone to attend both days to garner knowledge that can be utilized at their respective organizations or in their everyday life. We encourage the Congregations and Organizations reach out to their respective Security Committees, Men’s Club/Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Board Members to be represented at this important training.
It is our intention to reach as many people in our Community to empower them to become a “First Responder.”
The following is a breakdown of the training:
August 6, 2017   
Behavioral Analysis of a Potential Threat. This session will focus on behavioral traits to look for in an individual that may cause us harm. Our speaker will be Special Agent (SA) Robert Ambrosini from the FBI who has extensive training and practical experience in the Behavioral Analysis field. SA Ambrosini will take us through a journey of the criminal mind and provide clues on how to spot this behavior before an incident occurs.
Basic Self Defense: This session will focus on basic self-defense tactics that can be deployed in the event of an emergency. Our goal is to provide basic self-defense and restrain tactics to control a potential violent situation prior to law enforcement response. Our speaker will be Special Agent Ed Daerr (Retired) from the FBI who was a former member of the elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team in Washington, DC and the former SWAT Coordinator for the Pittsburgh FBI. SA Daerr has trained a countless number of individuals in basic self-defense and defensive tactics.
August 13, 2017
Active Shooter:  This session will focus on Active Shooter preparedness and response. This will be a more in depth discussion on options organizations, as well as individuals can take in the event of a critical incident. We will discuss best practice procedures and preparedness tactics we can deploy.
Stop the Bleed:  This session will focus on basic first aid measures to help control and stop bleeding until Emergency Medical Technicians arrive. This course will be part lecture and then the attendee will participate in a “hands on” practical application of the techniques taught.  UPMC Trauma Physicians will teach this course. 
Please RSVP to Meryl Franzos at mfranzos@jfedpgh.org.  There is no limit to the number of attendees for either day. Please sign up for one or both as soon as possible. It will be important to have an accurate account for portions of this training. 
Location: Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Fees: Free
Contact: Brad Orsini, (412) 992-5229
Calendar: Jewish Community Calendar
Category: Security
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