Hamilton Looks to Assist Houses of Worship with
Preparedness through Upcoming Training Session
As the county’s largest town,
Hamilton Township is home to many houses of worship.
And to assist the town’s local
faith communities with emergency preparedness, Mayor Yaede has organized a
special training session later this month to help Hamilton’s houses of worship
keep their congregations safe.
The session, which will take place
on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6 PM to 8 PM at Nottingham Fire Company (located
at 200 Mercer Street), will be led by a Trainer from the New Jersey Office of
Homeland Security and Preparedness. There
will be no cost to the designated representatives of each Hamilton house of
worship, which were just mailed an invitation.
Topics to be discussed will include
past shooting incidents, current law enforcement response adaptations, what to
do during an active shooter situation and when Police arrive in response, the
development of an emergency action plan, as well as training ushers and
volunteers to be aware for possible issues.
“The most important factor in
emergency management is preparedness; and given the many houses of worship
across our town, we want to ensure that our local congregations are prepared to
help keep our families, neighbors and loved ones safe as they worship and
practice their faiths,” explains Mayor Yaede, who also serves as Hamilton’s
Director of Public Safety.
Faith community representatives are
asked to RSVP by Thursday, May 17, 2018, to confirm their attendance by
contacting Kyle Battaglia of the Hamilton Township Department of Public Works
RSVP is preferred) or calling 609.890.3576.