Choose Your Active Threat Response Program for A Faith-Based Organization


Active Shooter Training for Temples The Active Threat Response Program for Churches & Places of Worship (ATRPW) is intended for any church, synagogue, mosque or any other faith-based organization or religious gathering place who wishes to enhance the safety of their members.

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read about how our programs protect your place of worship and you have decided that working with Guardian Defense is the clearest choice.

Now, how do you choose where to start?

Start by looking at some of the options available to you and then schedule an appointment to speak with us. Our specialists will first want to learn more about your faith-based organization so they can make their recommendations for the best place to start.

Go ahead…read the options below then click on the button to schedule a time to speak so we can take one less weight off your shoulders!

Active Threat Response Program Options:

Option 1: Church Security Team Program

What makes a place of worship special, such as an open-door policy to those seeking spiritual guidance, can also be viewed as a vulnerability in terms of civilian safety. Just like safety planning in schools differs from workplaces, Guardian Defense recognized a need for the drastically differing places of worship in terms of size in staff, volunteers and resources. This program trains safety response teams to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies (i.e. medical, natural disasters and threats) that may occur at a place of worship. 

Option 2: *Active Threat Response Program: 1-Day Training for Staff


The Active Threat Response Program for Churches and Places of Worship (ATRPW) is a full 1-day training designed to give religious staff and volunteers the confidence needed in order to protect and defend their own lives; in the event of an intruder, active killer, or other terror attack.

This program includes:

  1. interactive lecture
  2. practical application
  3. scenario-based exercise model facilitated through a low participant to instructor ratio.


Looking for a presentation for your place of worship’s staff, volunteers, or even attendees? The Five Immediate Actions One Must Know When Confronted By a Threat is the perfect presentation for all to learn how they can protect themselves and their loved ones while worshiping, or in public.

Looking for a topic not mentioned here? Contact us to see what else we can offer!

Option 4: Trauma and Casualty Care for Civilians (TACCC) Course (3-hour)

Have you invested in trauma care kits or items for your place of worship? TACCC is a 3-hour course developed for staff to learn how to administer self-aid to life-threatening wounds on the body. Through a mix of lecture-style presentation and hands-on demonstration, participants will learn how to utilize tools typically found in trauma kits; and how to make improvised tourniquets/materials when these items are unavailable.

Option 5: Refresher ATRPW Lecture and Mock Scenarios (4-hour)

To combat new hires and staff turnover, GD will provide the entire training in 4 hours. This will include the 2-hour Lecture and the 2-hour Mock Scenario hands-on training.

Option 6: Refresher ATRPW Lecture (2-hour)

New hires? Staff turnover? Staff wanting to learn the material again? A GD Instructor will provide the same Lecture again in a condensed, 2-hour version. All main objectives will be hit, and new hires will acclimate to the way your place of worship practices and drills for active threats.

Option 7: Campus Active Threat Survey: Confidential Report for Owner


The Campus Active Threat Survey (CATS) is a confidential report generated after we complete an evaluation of the campus grounds. The report addresses security topics pertaining to various areas of physical security, and details of the security procedures in place. As part of the evaluation, our Security Specialist utilizes a security concept called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Therefore, this concept is used in all areas of security planning and design, and has proven to be very effective in creating safe venues.

Option 8: Mental Health First Aid for Places of Worship

The Mental Health First Aid for Places of Worship course is designed to provide staff members and volunteers with the tools to identify peers who may be struggling with mental illnesses and mental health disorders. Mental Health First Aid for Places of Worship is a crucial piece to any religious entity looking to build bridges with their members and provide the best resources available.

*GD instructors are certified by Mental Health First Aid USA.

Option 9: Consulting Services

Need something else not mentioned here? Contact our office and we’d be happy to put together a course or steer you in the right direction!

Let us help you to feel empowered to manage this type of crisis. Click the button below to schedule a complimentary appointment with one of our Safety Specialists now!


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We provide our active threat training programs at a discount to schools and non-profit agencies.