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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.

 

FEMA Voluntary, Faith-Based, & Community-Based 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.

 

Planning  

 

Developing Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship – FEMA

 

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. 

 

Ready.Gov: designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Listo Espanol 

 

 

 

Training

 

Community Arise: A Disaster Ministry Curriculum – Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters, by Church World Service.
 

C.E.R.T.  Commmunity Emergency Response Team:

 

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.

 

Research

Preparedness in America – 2013 FEMA Research Document (PDF).

 

Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) Research - Wheaton College

 
 
 
 

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