FEMA Webinar on Dec. 15th

Webinar: Methods of Communication in Disasters— Preparing to Receive, Provide and Act on Critical Information in Times of Crisis

FEMA’s DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Representatives from FEMA will be joined by faith and community leaders to highlight various methods that governments and communities can use to communicate with one another and the broader community in disasters. This webinar will also feature preparedness activities and resources to effectively receive, provide and act upon critical information.

Please click the following hyperlink to register for the webinar: Methods of Communication in Disasters—Preparing to Receive, Provide and Act on Critical Information in Times of Crisis

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

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Houses of Worship Offer Sanctuary

Hundreds of churches offer sanctuary to undocumented migrants after election.
Growing number of synagogues as well as two dozen cities offer protection amid threat of deportation under Trump administration

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Worrisome White House Appointment

This new appointment of a White House Strategist is not good news for any faith or basic American values. See: Steve Bannon Chief Strategist.

A  White Nationalist Is The New White House Chief Strategist. Steve Bannon, who stoked the flames of alt-right fury while running Breitbart News, is headed to the presidential inner circle.

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Cyber Security Guidance

Keep your IT system safe, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit.

 

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Thwarting Active Shooters

Article titled 17 Strategies to Prevent Active Shooters on Your Campus.

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Keep a Close Eye on Hurricane Matthew

For those on or near the east coast, review your preparedness measures in the next few days.  Apparently, this is a strong and potentially catastrophic hurricane.

NOTE: As of Oct. 6th, 2 million people have been evacuated in anticipation of H. Matthew making landfall. Is your facility secure and can you be of help to members and neighbors?

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Free Advice

The author of this site is willing to share advice and resources she and her colleagues developed while completing a contract project that entailed training for houses of worship re preparedness.

On this site, I have listed many resources and shared workshop materials. But in an effort to increase the interest and pickup on improving emergency preparedness for houses of worship, the author is willing to chat with interested persons and encourage more workshops.

Claire B. Rubin can be reached at cbrubin1 at verizon dot net.

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9 Apps for Personal Use in a Disaster

From the Hartford Ins. Co., this advice: http://extramile.thehartford.com/technology/9-emergency-preparation-protection-apps?cmp=EMC-PL-ExtraMile16-92292807

 

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Excellent Source of Resources

Since September is Disaster Preparedness Month, this is a good time to note again the excellent resources available from the National Disaster Interfaiths Network website.

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High Holiday Security Advice for Synagogues

Thanks to David Pollack of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NYC for this guidance on security for the High Holidays.

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