Please Be Aware
We closely monitored the events of the Feb 25th “National Day of Hate” with Jewish security professionals and law enforcement, and did not receive any reports of threats, incidents, issues, or events. At this time, no known related incidents or activities materialized in the Pittsburgh area or across the country.
Local police have been made aware of Purim events and celebrations, and we have requested additional patrols at our Pittsburgh Jewish organizations.
The federal Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is now open with a total of $305 million available this year. Please let us know if you need help with this. Find more information at pema.pa.gov →
Join the Secure Community Network (SCN) and The Jewish Federations of North America for a discussion with Mark Silveira from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on FY2023 NSGP updates and guidance. Register for this webinar online →
On March 14th from 1p-4p ET, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) will hold an encore webinar on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces: 2016-2020. This study examines 173 mass attacks from 2016-2020 in public and semi-public spaces, including businesses, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, houses of worship, schools, open spaces and more. Register on govdelivery.com →
Security Matters in the News This Week
- Jewish Community, Law Enforcement Respond with Preparedness, Unity to Extremists’ ‘National Day of Hate’ (hstoday.us → )
- New Jersey Assesses Homegrown Violent Extremists, White Racially Motivated Extremists to Be Highest Terror Threats (hstoday.us → )
- Michigan AG says she was among those targeted in threat to kill Jewish members of state government (cnn.com → )
Security Resources and/or Training
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States + Google Map
With a World-Renowned Krav Maga Expert
This 4-part course will address these important topics:
- The mind of the active shooter predator vs. prey, situational awareness and survival mindset.
- Basic self-defense techniques.
- Weapons awareness and disarming techniques.
- Reality based training.
Join us for the fourth quarterly Faith-Based Security and Resilience Training on Thursday, December 28, 2023. We will focus on developing your emergency action plan and will provide an overview of “swatting”. Mr. Scott Kerns, Community Security Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, will also provide a threat briefing.
NEW: De-Escalation Training
Please contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.
Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and Usher/Greeter Training
If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at email@example.com or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.
If you need more Emergency Safety Procedures Flip Charts contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5252.