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You Are the Help Until Help Arrives Training video and web-based training course created because life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. These injuries can require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying, so those nearest to someone are best positioned to provide first care.

Stop the Bleed The Stop the Bleed campaign aims to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This program raises awareness of the importance of quick action and teaches three quick techniques to control serious bleeding.

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) for Houses of Worship This guide provides information for 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 loss of life, and it encourages every house  Read the Rest…

Safety for Faith-Based Events and Houses of Worship This site is presented by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative and has numerous links to resources to bolster emergency preparedness efforts and to foster best practices to help keep faith-based events and houses of worship safe.

20 to Ready: Active Shooter This video was created by Brigham Young University and presents a scenario that provides guidance on actions to take if you find yourself in a mass shooting incident.  While not specific to houses of worship, many of the principles presented still apply.

Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit (Ohio Emergency Management Agency) This toolkit was developed to provide a free product for houses of worship to better prepare staff, worshipers first responders, and other partners to plan for and respond to active assailant incidents. The toolkit provides all the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host a tabletop exercise.

FEMA’s Faith-Based Community 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. This site offers training, tools, and video links  Read the Rest…