This toolkit serves as a roadmap for starting an emergency preparedness ministry in your house of worship.

Preparing Your House of Worship for a Disaster: Planning Toolkit


    • Launching your house of worship's preparedness team
    • Identifying your local risks
    • Identifying your assets
    • Assessing your current level of preparedness
    • Bringing your property up to preparedness standards
    • Developing your disaster response plans (i.e., evacuation, fire, child safety, emergency communications, etc.) with samples/templates
    • Identifying appropriate emergency supplies
    • Training your emergency team, staff, volunteers and congregants
    • Identifying your role to help in the community before and after a disaster

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