On June 18, 2013 as part of the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, the White House released
“Emergency Planning Guides for Schools, Institutions of Higher Education and Houses of Worship.”
These guides, now available online, are being disseminated for public use. See important information below.
SAVE THE DATE
JULY 25, 2013 – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL ON
HOUSE OF WORSHIP EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE
The DHS Center, in partnership with colleagues from FEMA’s National Preparedness Division and the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, will conduct a conference call/Webinar to assist faith leaders who want to put the House of Worship Guide into practice. Additional call details will be forthcoming.
Guides for Developing Emergency Operations Plans
The White House released guides for developing high-quality emergency operations plans for schools, institutions of higher education (IHEs) and houses of worship. These guides align and build upon years of emergency planning work by the federal government and are the first joint product of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Education and Health & Human Services on this critical topic.
The guides are customized to each type of community, incorporate lessons learned from recent incidents, and respond to the needs and concerns voiced by stakeholders following the recent shootings in Newtown and Oak Creek and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Schools, IHEs and houses of worship can use them to create new plans as well as to revise and update existing plans and align their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
- The Guide is accessible here: http://rems.ed.gov/docs/REMS_K-12_Guide_508.pdf
- The Guide is accessible here: http://rems.ed.gov/docs/REMS_IHE_Guide_508.pdf
- The Guide is accessible here: http://rems.ed.gov/docs/Developing_EOPs_for_Houses_of_Worship_FINAL.pdf