The regional office of the US Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a webinar to help churches and houses of worship prepare for emergencies, including deadly incidents like the recent killing of nine church members in Charleston, South Carolina.
The webinar is free and is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (PST).
It is a collaborative effort between the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, a center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help connect faith-based and community organizations with tools, resources, and partners to help prepare their houses of worship for all hazards.
Churches and other places of worship can join the webinar by registering here.
Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting. This webinar will offer closed captioning.
Preparedness resources for houses of worship:
Emergency Operations Planning Resources:
- (Recorded webinar): An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship
- US Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center
Active Shooter Preparedness Resources:
Free online independent study courses for everyone:
- IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
All hazard preparedness resources:
- Ready.gov-a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters