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FEMA’s Faith-Based Community Preparedness

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/individuals-communities/faith-preparedness Fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, arson and active shooters can all affect houses of worship. With incidents occurring with little to no warning, many houses of worship are developing and updating plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of their congregations, staff, and facilities. This site offers training, tools, and video links  Read the Rest…

Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit (Ohio Emergency Management Agency)

https://ema.ohio.gov/Exercise_HousesWorshipToolkit.aspx This toolkit was developed to provide a free product for houses of worship to better prepare staff, worshipers first responders, and other partners to plan for and respond to active assailant incidents. The toolkit provides all the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host a tabletop exercise.

Safety for Faith-Based Events and Houses of Worship

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0531_NSI_SAR-Faith-Based-Events-Houses-Worship.pdf This site is presented by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative and has numerous links to resources to bolster emergency preparedness efforts and to foster best practices to help keep faith-based events and houses of worship safe.

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) for Houses of Worship

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/developing_eops_for_houses_of_worship_final.pdf/view This guide provides information for houses of worship with information regarding emergency operations planning for the spectrum of threats and hazards they may face. It discusses actions that may be taken before, during, and after an incident in order to reduce the impact on property and loss of life, and it encourages every house  Read the Rest…

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives Training video and web-based training course created because life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. These injuries can require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying, so those nearest to someone are best positioned to provide first care.

20 to Ready: Active Shooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPOPH_xtmQk&feature=youtu.be This video was created by Brigham Young University and presents a scenario that provides guidance on actions to take if you find yourself in a mass shooting incident.

Stop the Bleed®

https://www.stopthebleed.org/ One of the best ways to increase a person’s likelihood of survival when severely injured during active assailant incident is to quickly stop severe bleeding. Coworkers can provide initial life-saving measures. The Stop the Bleed® site provides resources on how to organize an in-person training, life-saving strategies and posters, instructional videos, and aid kits  Read the Rest…