Faith Communities Preparedness

Mailing Address:
9521 Tilley Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Phone: (360) 867-2800
Fax: (360) 867-2811

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Updated:   November 16, 2015 08:55 AM

Local faith organizations meet quarterly to discuss disaster planning for their organizations and for the county.

Our program builds upon the "3 Days, 3 Ways" concept:  Make a Plan, Have a Kit, Get Involved.

The meetings are generally held the last Monday evening of the first month of each quarter.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, October 15, 2015 ~ 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Thurston County ECC
9521 Tilley Rd. SW

For more information click here, contact


July 28, 2014 - Active Shooter Booklet

July 29, 2013 - Emergency Guides Templates

First United Methodist Church
Yelm Community United Methodist Church

Oct. 5, 2010- Service Master (Tips on how to deal with water damage, mold, etc.)

July 26, 2010- Disaster First Aid slideshow

April 26, 2010- Disaster First Aid website/training system info

Jan. 28,2010- Parish Nurse Program Presentation (Ed Quarles)

Jan. 10, 2010- Supporting Your Community Health Needs (Diana Yu)


Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Emergency Communication Plan

St Andrew's United Methodist Church
Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Plan*

Yelm United Methodist Church
Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Plan*
*credit to John Thomson at Yelm UMC for the original plan.

What can your church or organization do in advance to support emergency preparedness? 

  • Prepare your church or organization.  Develop and practice an evacuation plan for your facility.  Develop a continuity of operations plan for your organization.

  • Business Continuity Worksheet

  • Reciprocal Arrangement

  • Business Continuity Presentation

  • Prepare your members to be on their own for at least 3 days.

  • Request an emergency preparedness workshop

  • Have a Standard Plug-in Telephone

  • Message from Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Prepare Yourself

  • Prepare in a Year Program (2010 Newsletters)

  • Make and distribute preparedness kits for low income members.  For a list of resources, click here.

  • Train congregation members to utilize Amateur Radio.

  • Use prayer circles and phone trees to do wellness checks on vulnerable members after a disaster or storm.  Take this one step further-have a plan to go in person to check on your most vulnerable members if phone services have been out for a prolonged period of time. 

  • Sign up to be an American Red Cross Shelter location.  Contact the local American Red Cross office at 360-352-8575 for more information.

  • Sign up to be a staging area for Search & Rescue operations. 

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