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The Cost of Armed Guards for a House of Worship

Here’s what it costs to put your synagogue under armed guard

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Advice In Case of Active Shooter

What Experts Know about Active Shooter Situation.

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Highlights of a Security Study

From The Conversation: How safe is your place of worship? Some findings: Crimes, most commonly vandalism and theft, were committed at about 40 percent of congregations in the year prior to the survey. This overall percentage was not significantly different … Continue reading

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Resources to Get You Started

Today another horrible shooting, this time at a a synagogue in Pittsburgh. There are many resources lists on this site.  Here are some organizations that have a lot of resources to offer: New York Disaster Interfaiths Network Jewish Community Relations … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence and Houses of Worship

Churches Provide Spiritual Refuge and Shelter From the Storm

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Two Useful Articles in Disaster Recovery Journal

In the current issue of Disaster Recovery Journal (subscriptions are free), see these two articles: Before, During and After: A Guide to Building a Resilient Disaster Recovery Plan Leveraging Business Continuity Concepts for Houses of Worship  

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Security Awareness for Mass Gatherings

From DHS, this new guidance on Security Awareness for Mass Gatherings.

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FEMA Partnership Day

FEMA and the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster help at FEMA Partnership Day at FEMA HQ on July 25.  There were several sessions and some new handouts provided there. I will post more details as they become available about … Continue reading

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New FEMA Guide

New FEMA Document (33pp.) Engaging Faith-Based and Community Organizations. June 2018.

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Readiness for Active Shooter Event

From the National Fire Protection Association, this free NFPA 3000™ Readiness Assessment for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Preparedness. The NFPA sets the standards for many aspects of fire and emergency management for localities.  While there is a charge for many of … Continue reading

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