disaster planning

Be Red Cross Ready

Individuals and families can learn from this interactive disaster planning guide by the American Red Cross how to be ready for a disaster. The course explains how to create a disaster kit, make a disaster preparedness plan, and be informed about various types of disasters.

Disaster Response Planning for Churches (Dover Baptist Association)

This guide, from Dover Baptist Association, will help a church determine whether disaster response is an appropriate ministry for them, what their role in response should be, and what their plan should be for responding to specific types of disasters.

Preparing Your Church For Any Emergency

This downloadable book, available for purchase, explains how churches can respond to emergencies, particularly ones involving the church facility itself, and how pastors can address the issue from the pulpit.

Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster (FEMA)

This course, from FEMA, explains the risks that home and small business owners face from disasters, and outlines steps that they can take to protect against or mitigate the effects of these disasters.

Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position

This course provides an introduction to Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) and the Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS). Included is an in-depth look at the four phases of comprehensive emergency management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

This course, from FEMA, helps individuals develop an emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It is useful for both individuals and families to increase their level of preparedness.

ReadyCity Training

ReadyCity is a training program from the Christian Emergency Network that helps church leaders in a region assess their readiness for a disaster and be prepared to mobilize resources for response when disaster strikes. The program costs $1,980, and includes 10 of their ReadyChurch guides, among other resources.

ReadyChurch Training (Christian Emergency Network)

ReadyChurch is a training program from the Christian Emergency Network to help prepare churches for effective emergency response. The program costs $295, and helps churches prepare their own emergency plan, as well to assist others in times of crisis.

ReadyChristian Training (Christian Emergency Network)

ReadyChristian is a free training program provided by the Christian Emergency Network for individuals and families become ready to response to emergencies.

Ready Faith Guide for Churches (Humanitarian Disaster Institute)

The following three documents from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute are a guide for churches in planning their disaster response:

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