Planning for Faith-Based Organizations
Faith-based organizations are a vital part of our community. When disaster strikes, houses of worship become safe havens in the neighborhood. ReadyOC, Orange County’s emergency preparedness program, hosts FREE events to ensure that everyone including churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and community-based organizations are prepared.
Through the collaboration of faith-based organizations and government agencies, we can work together to educate and empower our communities to prepare before disasters strike. Our preparedness information and valuable resources help your congregation and organization members understand the importance of preparedness.
Help your congregation learn how to best prepare for an emergency
Create an emergency kit for your congregation.
Develop a comprehensive emergency plan for your church, including steps to respond if a disaster strikes when your congregation is together or apart.
Designate a shelter-in-place interior room, as well as exterior meeting locations.
Link to ReadyOC.org on your church website and provide online resources to your congregation.
Empower your congregation members to volunteer for a church Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The program educates volunteers about the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.