disaster planning

FEMA - Natural Disaster Preparedness Guides

FEMA provides specific guides for safety in the event of various natural disasters. Disasters covered are drought, earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides & debris flow, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms & lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, and winter storms &  extreme cold.                                                                                                                                     

Community Arise Disaster Relief Training (United Methodist / Presbyterian)

The Community Arise disaster relief training curriculum was created by an ecumenical team and provides multiple sessions of training on basic disaster ministry and disaster case management.

Sample Diocese Disaster Preparedness Plan (Episcopal Relief & Development)

This plan, from the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia and shared by Episcopal Relief & Development, offers a sample of what a specific disaster preparedness plan could look like.

Emergency Planning & Disaster Recovery (Church World Service)

The Church World Service provides a guide covering building maintenance, fire prevention, avoiding water damage, dealing with contractors.

Emergency Action & Recovery Plan for Religious Organizations (Church World Service)

The Church World Service provides a guide to plan for a wide variety of emergencies with forms and checklists.

Prepare to Care - Disaster Recovery Guide (Church World Service)

The Church World Service provides a guide called "Prepare to Care" outlining how churches can mitigate disasters, prepare for them, and respond to them effectively, leading to a good recovery.

Preparedness Planning Guide for Congregations (Episcopal Relief & Development)

This document, from the Episcopal Relief & Development agency, describes in detail how churches can prepare for a disaster, particularly one that involves the church property itself.

Family Preparedness Manual (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief)

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to help families learn about the disaster hazards in their community and develop a plan to survive after a disaster event as well as to minister to others

Church Preparedness Manual (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief)

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to assist churches to prepare for disaster by developing a strategy to minister to their communities during crisis through preparing their facilities, training their members, securing supplies, and developing protocols that will activate their disaster response plan. 

Associational Preparedness Manual

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to help associational leadership learn about disaster relief needs and resources in their area, evaluate their disaster relief possibilities, and develop plans and protocols to assist churches in responding to the community following a disaster.

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