Emergency Operations Plan for Houses of Worship: Guide and Webinar

Department of Homeland Security: Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships


A Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships

Thank you for your interest in accessing the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plan for Houses of Worship Webinar, presented by the US Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, on Thursday, July 25, 2013.


As DHS Center Director Rev. David Myers said in his comments, “We hope you will allow us to join with you as you do the important work of ensuring that your house ofworship is a safe place for people looking for help.”


We invite you to download the guide, power point slides and review the 90-minute overview presentation, now available on the REMS TA Center’s Webinar Archive page:


Please link to FEMA’s new Faith-based Community of Practice, for continued dialogue on this topic (www.community.fema.gov)


In addition, we invite you to review the 90-minute overview presentations of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans and the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education, also available on this webpage.


Viewers of these Webinars will be able to learn directly from leaders at the federal level:

  • ·         a broad understanding of the Guides and their contents
  • ·         specific examples of how to implement critical elements of the planning process described therein, and
  • ·         insight on how to customize emergency planning efforts to each school/institution of higher education/house of worship and their community


Also, if you would like to receive ongoing updates from the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, (if you are not already on the email list), please send your contact information to infofbci@dhs.gov with the subject line SIGN UP.


Thank you once again for your dedication and commitment to the important issue of readiness and emergency management.

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