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Emergency Planning

Emergency planning is incredibly important for your church or school. Use the resources below to build an effective emergency plan. This is not something where one size fits all situations The value of an emergency plan is in the customization of the plan for your ministry. 
 
Work with a team of people to develop your emergency plan in a systematic way and practice your plan with your members, employees or students.

 
Emergency Planning Resources


Church Emergency Planning Resources

  Church Emergency Response and Business Continuity Planning Guide
Adventist Risk Management, Inc. English/Spanish  Portuguese | French

  Emergency Planning Resources for Houses of Worship

The Federal Emergency Management Agency walks you through creating your emergency plan.

 Firearms on Church Property - Before Your Hire Armed Security
Adventist Risk Management, Inc. English |  Spanish |  French |  Portuguese
 

 How to  Create an Emergency Response Team Info Sheet
Adventist Risk Management, Inc. English |  Spanish |  Portuguese |  French
 

Church Emergency Planning Webinar

Developing a strong Emergency Plan is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for the unexpected. Whether it is a shooter entering your church, a fire or a severe storm warning, it is best to have a plan in place. Developing that plan does not have to be an impossible task. This webinar will walk you through the practical steps of developing an effective emergency plan.


School Emergency Planning Resources

  Campus Safety and Emergency/Crisis Planning
Adventist Risk Management, Inc.

  Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students

  Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans 
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students

  Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students


active shooter emergency planning

  How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation Info Sheet 
Adventist Risk Management, Inc. English |  Spanish | FrenchPortuguese 

 RUN! HIDE! FIGHT! What to do in an Active Shooter Situation
Video by the City of Houston

  Active Shooter - How to Respond  
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528

 Shooter in the Church - Violence Preparedness
Christianity Today International 
 

Solutions Articles

What To Do During An Active Shooter Situation 
Be Prepared It Can Happen Here!
Seven Tips for Effective Crises Preparedness
Are You Prepared For The Unthinkable?
Would you Be Prepared?
Do You Have A Plan?
Campus Emergency Preparedness