Safety and Awareness

On January 12, Justin from Milmakindustries came and led a Safety and Awareness seminar for the women of CCC. Justin is a Phoenix police officer with over 12 years of experience, the majority of that with his department’s SWAT team.
 
His number one tip for getting out of a dangerous situation: DON’T GET INTO ONE!!!
 
So what can you do to avoid dangerous situations?
 
AWARENESS: This is the most important tip.
Be aware of your surroundings
Put your phone down and be aware.
 
HAVE A PLAN: Think through what you would do in certain situations.
Have an exit plan for your home in case of an emergency.
Practice your plan with everyone in the family.
Show small children how to unlock and open windows. Do not assume they will know how.
When in a public place be aware of exits and situate yourself so that one is easily assessable.
 
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS: If something feels off about a person or situation, trust your gut and remove yourself.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOAL: Your priority is your safety and that of your family. Don’t forget that! Weigh risk vs. rewards.
 
We are thankful to Justin and all his tips. We hope to do more of these types of activities for the women of our church and hope that you find them helpful.

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