Faith Communities Preparedness

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


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

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Updated:   August 20, 2014 03:12 PM

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:

Monday, Oct. 27 ~ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Washington Unitarian Universalist Congregation
2300 East End Street NW
Olympia, WA

For more information click here, contact easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

PAST MEETING TOPICS

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)


LOCAL FAITH ORGANIZATIONS EMERGENCY PLANS

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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