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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Upcoming Webinar – Sept. 27th

In recognition of September’s National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!, the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center) and FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division are co-hosting a webinar on Responding to the Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress Prior to & After a Disaster among Vulnerable Populations: A Faith- and Community-Based Approach  on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT.  This webinar will provide faith- and community-based organizations with tools, resources, and partnerships to help respond to the needs of vulnerable populations and communities traumatically impacted after all hazards, including active shooter incidents.

How to Join the Webinar:

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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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15 Years After 9/11, Are Congregations Prepared ?

Article from the Religion News Service: 15 years after 9/11, are congregations prepared for disasters?

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Webinar – Sept. 8th

Webinar: National Preparedness Month and Preparedness Resources for Faith-based and Community Organizations

NOTE on Sept. 8th: At least 2 of us had trouble accessing the webinar. Since it was recorded, I will post the podcast when I get it.

The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 8 from 2-3 PM ET, which will feature information on disaster preparedness resources available for a successful National Preparedness Month and brief presentations on the FEMA Non-Profit Security Grant and Building Resilience with Diverse Communities.

 

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Improving Disaster Recovery

A large number of articles about the LA floods and disaster recovery in general are posted on RecoveryDiva.com, my other website.

Of general interest, but not specifically aimed at faith-based organizations is this report,  Improving Disaster Recovery.

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Comments from Clergyman in Baton Rouge

From the NY Times of August 19th: The Flood Brings Us Together, but Let’s not Forget the Divides.

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Transcript of Webinar – July 19th

The transcript is now available. July 19th, FEMA Webinar -Emergency Response Training Options for Houses of Worship.  Event is from 2:00-3:00 pm. The public registration access link is https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/howtrain1/event/registration.html

Two of the presenters are colleagues/friends who worked on the Arlington County outreach project to houses of worship.

  1. Talking points/slides from Charlotte Franklin, Arlington County OEM.
  2. Notes from Mary Stewart, Risk Mgr, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

New: Here are the transcripts from FEMA

This recording includes detailed presentation from Mary Stewart, Director of the Office of Risk Management, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA and Overview of training resources for Houses of Worship

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Indicators of Suspicious Activity

See: Suspicious Activity Reporting; Indicators and Examples
Updated indicators and newly added examples.

Thanks to the bulletin of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY for this citation.

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