Wednesday, January 15

Richmond, VA - Place of Worship Awareness Forum

A Message from City of Richmond Police Department:
You are cordially invited to attend our next  Places of Worship Safety & Awareness Forum

Friday, March 21, 2014   from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Richmond Police Training Academy

   1202 West Graham Road

Richmond, VA 23219 

Free Registration available online at

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples safety and security is a continuously growing concern. Places of Worship Safety & Awareness Forum focuses on raising your awareness of basic preventative measures to help mitigate crime in your place of worship.

This forum will include a variety of topics to promote safety awareness for religious gathering places.   

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? or Office number is 804-646-6754 

Des Moines Church Burglaries

From: WHOTV13 - Des Moines
Des Moines police are investigating two burglaries at area church buildings.

Eagle Vision Church on Southwest 9th says someone pried into an office Friday.

The victims reported a laptop and medallion as missing...

Valley Church Southview says it was targeted sometime Sunday or Monday.
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Hat-Tip: Sandra Jessee

Tuesday, January 7

Last Chance Rescue Filter - Saves life of Fire Fighter at Church Fire

Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

This story hits home a little bit for me. I currently work with a company called Essex Industries who has developed a safety device called the Last Chance Rescue Filter (LCRF). This story explains how a fire fighter became trapped during a church fire in Los Angeles recently and had to deploy his emergency breathing canister (LCRF) to stay alive.

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"A firefighter who had been on the second floor rode the falling debris to the first story, where he became trapped and had to use his emergency air canister to breathe, Scott said."I got fire all around me... I got fire all around me," he declared over his radio"