Merriam Insurance Guide to Active Shooter Preparedness

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen.

When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred.

Marketing Director
Schenectady, New York

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The following is an overview of how we counsel in the development of an active shooter protocol. This guide is designed to help you utilize resources in your community to craft a response plan that fits your organization. Through this guide you will learn how to: Educate key staff on protocols...

Active Shooter Response: How to Survive a Shooting Event

Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI, President
Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI, President

Latest posts by Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI, President (see all)

There was just another active shooter incident recently. It seems that this is becoming an almost weekly, if not monthly, occurrence. It is not your imagination; the frequency of such tragic occurrences is increasing. I will not argue for or against more gun control laws or for different background checks...

Church Security: What Are You Doing to Protect Your Congregation?

Imagine the following scenario:  It is Sunday morning, and 15-minutes after your service begins, a deranged, and heavily armed, gunman enters your church. Who will be in your lobby to intercept him? Are you confident in that person’s or team’s training on how to respond? Have they practiced the appropriate...