Security: Community Preparedness Teams

CPTs (community preparedness teams)

There is eternal hope and justice in Jesus Christ, so no need to live in worry or fear. "So we can confidently say,
'The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?'"
Hebrews 13:6 (Matthew 10:28, 1 John 4:18)

Basic Community Preparedness

A. Communications
1. get to know your neighbors well
2. develop trust
3. share ways to communicate (phone, text, email, nextdoor, HAM amateur radio)
-- a. share about crimes and unusual activities
-- b. share who, what, when, and where
-- c. you can even share every day needs.
This builds a strong network of neighbors and awareness of unusual persons and activities to be on guard for.

B. Mutual aid
1. Be prepared for all general emergencies yourself
-- a. shelter, water, food, heat, etc.. in case of any general emergencies (like ice storm power outages for more than 12 hours)
2. Be prepared to help your neighbors you have gotten to know and built trust with.
-- a. extra supplies to share
-- b. extra supplies in case you need to give them a safe place to stay
3. First aid, fire safety, etc...

C. Security
1. Be prepared to defend yourself and your neighbor.
2. Could be any number of things that you feel comfortable with...
-- a. firearms, conceal carry training
-- b. basic fitness and alertness, self defense, martial arts training
-- c. alarm/security service
-- d. pet dog
If you are not up to it, then ask a trusted neighbor who is! Please don't be afraid to ask for help.

I highly recommend getting trained and competent to conceal and carry in this ever crazier and uncivilized culture! As a husband, father, and citizen it is my duty to care for and protect my family and neighbors.

You may not agree and you may not like guns, but when someone is kicking in your door, the first two things you will do are:
1) Call someone with a gun (the police), and
2) pray to God they get there in time.

Be the first reponder for your family and neighborhood!

The police may make it in time, but more often they are there to sort things out after the violence. This only gets worse during economic hardship when there are fewer law enforcement resources.

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