Resources: Organizations- Planning - Training - Research
Disaster Response and Preparedness Organizations
Aware & Prepare: a public-private partnership dedicated to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Management: disaster service worker volunteer program, preparedness, response, recovery, grants.
DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships: the mission of the center is to build resilient communities among faith-based and community organizations.
Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth (ICTG): congregational ministry after trauma.
Listos: a Spanish language emergency readiness public education program.
Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - Santa Barbara County: responsible for emergency planning and coordination for the Santa Barbara Operational Area.
VOAD - Santa Barbara County (Volunteer Organziations Active in Disaster): promoting communication and collaboration among organizations throughout Santa Barbara County in planning for and responding to disasters.
Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) Resources - Wheaton College
Prepare to Care: A Guide to Disaster Ministry for your Congregation – A Resource from Community Arise and Church World Service.
Community Arise: A Disaster Ministry Curriculum – Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters, by Church World Service.
C.E.R.T. Commmunity Emergency Response Team:
City of Lompoc: http://www.cityoflompoc.com/fire/cert.htm
Santa Barbara County: http://www.sbcfire.com/cert/
FEMA Course: IS 360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship: provides leading practices and resources to assist.... houses of worship in developing emergency plans for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from mass casualty incidents.
Preparedness in America – 2013 FEMA Research Document (PDF).
Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) Research - Wheaton College