This guide provides 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 any loss of life and it encourages every house of worship to develop an EOP.
It is the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's (GEMA) intent that this document will assist you with the development of your facility emergency operations plan. For additional assistance, you can log onto the Praise & Preparedness website (www.praise.ga.gov).
Missouri Faith Based Homeland Security Initiative Emergency Plan Template for Faith Based Organizations
Emergencies can occur quickly and without warning, and they can have a devastating impact on affected individuals, businesses, and community facilities. The information presented here is intended to provide guidelines on the development of a comprehensive emergency operations plan for places of worship in response to both common and uncommon hazards the City of Fairfax may face. In some cases, specific courses of action based on a certain type of incident are recommended. The model plan uses some of the best practices and lessons learned from across the Nation to increase overall safety and reduce the potential for further harm.
The City has developed this model in the hope that churches, synagogues, temples, mosques,and other places of worship within the community will take a proactive approach in preparing for an emergency and will make their congregants and visitors’ safety a priority.