HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Places of Worship have been the focus of a recently wrapped up “Faith Based Security Summit” in West Virginia. The last stop was at Independent Bible Church near Hedgesville.  The goal is enhancing security at churches and other houses of worship and understanding resources (and grants) available from the state Department of Homeland Security.

Here’s Dave Hoge, Chief of Grants for the state Homeland Security agency:

Simulated rounds were set off to imitate what an active shooter would sound like. Hoge also discussed how houses of worship can seek out a non-profit secirtity grant. that informatioj can be found at emd.wv.gov