Houses of Worship (HOW) and Faith Communities (FC) are often targets of violent acts of crime and vulnerable to disasters (natural or man-made). With many incidents happening with little or no warning, HOW and FC should consider developing emergency plans that encompass mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to ensure the safety and security of their congregation, staff, and facilities. HOW and FC must take steps to plan for these disasters and/or emergencies through the creation of an Emergency Plan.
As a Faith leader, your congregation and community look to you for guidance through times of crisis. Prep4Faith empowers you and House of Worship members to better prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, improving the safety of your congregation and community and save lives.
Disasters can happen at any time and any place, but you can prevent impact to your activities by creating an emergency plan and developing partnerships for relief.
Our primary goal at the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department’s Prep4Faith program is to work with Houses of Worship and Faith Communities to help develop emergency plans and effectively utilize these plans for any emergency that may come your way. Through Prep4Faith, we have made it easy to create your emergency plans from various samples, guides, and videos which can be downloaded and completed by your staff using the step-by-step instructions.
The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department also facilitates meetings for the Gathering of Faith and Government group. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the first month of the quarter. Get prepared!
To learn more about the Gathering of Faith and Government group and receive meeting information and other emergency planning resources, fill out the Contact Us Form and we will provide that information to you.