Church Mutual Offering Pittsburgh Organizations Resources to Prepare for Armed Intruders

Company partnering with industry experts ALICE Training Institute and Secure Education Consultants to help keep organizations safe; Holding seminar on August 14 in Pittsburgh, Penn.

MERRILL, Wis.--()--Instances of armed intruder attacks continue to occur in the United States and beyond. Unfortunately, these attacks are not limited to a select few and anyone could be impacted. Church Mutual Insurance Company is partnering with industry experts ALICE Training Institute (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) and Secure Education Consultants to help organizations develop plans and procedures to keep their people safe before, during and after a violent attack.

Many organizations, from churches and schools to offices and factories, are asking themselves, “What do we do if an armed intruder enters our facility?” Church Mutual recently reported that more than 1 in 10 Americans do not feel safe in their church or place of worship, and fear (45%) the entrance of an armed intruder during services. The company, the nation’s leading insurer of religious organizations, has created an armed intruder resource kit that’s available, at no cost, on their website. It features, among other things, videos, checklists, FAQs, and important assessment and planning guides. To access the tools and information, visit:

Pittsburgh Armed Intruder Seminar
Additionally, Church Mutual will be holding a seminar on Wednesday, August 14, in Pittsburgh for houses of worship, schools and nonprofit organizations. Leaders will learn to identify signs and how to best de-escalate an armed intruder crisis from security experts at Church Mutual, ALICE Training Institute and Secure Education Consultants.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and monitor behavioral warning signs and anonymously report suspicious activity.
  • Work with local law enforcement to develop a security plan.
  • Respond to an armed intruder – new techniques and tactics are replacing the traditional lockdown method.
  • Minimize injury and increase survival rates from a violent event.

Event Details:


Armed Intruder Safety Best Practices


8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14


East Liberty Presbyterian Church


16 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The event is part of an ongoing series taking place throughout the United States in 2019. Upcoming cities include Seattle, Washington (September), and Atlanta, Georgia (November).

About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, senior living facilities, camps and conference centers and nonprofit and human services organizations throughout the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
  • 2018 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Futuremakers Partner, by Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation, by National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies



Contact: Jennifer Johnson
Title: Corporate Communications Consultant
Phone: 715-539-5797


Contact: Jennifer Johnson
Title: Corporate Communications Consultant
Phone: 715-539-5797