The Day Someone was Shooting at My Family

Jon Barron, AAI

Branch Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
7900 East Union Avenue, Suite 1100
Denver, Colorado 80237

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Not long ago my family and I were hiking in the national forest, a short drive from Colorado Springs. As we hiked, we could hear some locals practicing their firearm marksmanship skills, which was not unusual, until my wife noticed that the gun shots sounded like they were “zzzzrrrrp” shooting...

Merriam Insurance Guide to Active Shooter Preparedness

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
376 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305

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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

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Schenectady, New York 12305

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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?

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Schenectady, New York 12305

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James Dick, CPCU, AAI

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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...