Class Being Offered To Improve Church Safety

A class offering ways to make Chattooga County churches safer is being offered by local officials.

The first meeting is 1 p.m. on April 17 at New Generation Church on 11 Kirby Street in Summerville.

“Our main purpose for these events is to give local church volunteers an opportunity to get safety training for issues around their many services for children along with general security and active shooter training all in one day. It is about risk reduction for the church in many areas and includes some very positive tips on how to do their due diligence to avoid ‘gross negligence’ allegations regarding safety issues,” said Steve Fallin, Regional Prevention Coordinator with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader will also be on hand to talk about safety issues and how to prepare.

“We have done these Safety Summits in seven different counties around the state now.  I have personally been involved with planning five of them in Gilmer, Pickens, Dade, Whitfield, and Murray counties.,” Fallin said.