Praise & 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. Here are some links that you may find helpful when planning for your organization's preparedness:

National Disaster Interfaith Network

Disaster Tip Sheets for U.S. Religious Leaders

FEMA Faith-Based Community Preparedness

FEMA Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship 

Disaster Spiritual Care Tip Sheet