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Upcoming Webinar – April 29

FEMA REGION II WEBINAR: The Importance of Planning and Best Practices for Houses of Worship Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, 1 PM – 2:30 PM ET Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division webinar for houses of worship and faith-based … Continue reading

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Expert Advice from the CDC

From the CDC: Checklist for Community and Faith Organizations. “Community- and faith-based organizations are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in their communities. Use this checklist to protect the health of those you … Continue reading

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Securing Houses of Worship

Securing Faith Communities in the Era of Mass Shootings – Keynote Address

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Worship in the Age of Coronavirus

Worship in the Age of Coronavirus: Prayer, Elbow Bumps, Hand Sanitizer. As coronavirus spreads, churches, synagogues and mosques are taking precautions and adjusting their worship traditions.

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Is Arming Church Members the Answer?

From the WashPost: Too small to hire guards, too worried to go gun-free, community churches are now arming themselves

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EMS View of Safety and Security in HOWs

From an EMS Perspective: Safety and security in places of worship. Fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel can play an important role in the layers of safety that protect religious gatherings in the event of an emergency

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NYCity’s Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism Unit

From Homeland Security Today, this article: Jewish Community in America ‘Afraid in a Way We Have Never Been Before,’ Orthodox Union Tells Congress. Of special interest is what the Police Dept. in NYC is doing: Miller said the NYPD’s new … Continue reading

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Emergency Toolkit from Ohio

Ohio Gives House of Worship Toolkit to Prep for Aggressors. Site provides several table top exercises.

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NYC Takes the Lead on Community Security

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New Actions on Security by DHS

New 62 page report: HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL Draft Report: Preventing Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Communities; DRAFT, December 17, 2019. Update: Useful article describing this new report and its significance. See: HSAC Outlines Urgent Steps to Secure Faith Community from … Continue reading

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