An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality EOP Plans for Houses of Worship (July 25, 2013)


In January 2013, President Obama put forward his “Now is the Time” plan to reduce gun violence. One of the executive actions put forth in his plan was the development of this new guide by Homeland Security, led by FEMA, the Departments of Education; Justice, led by the FBI; and Health and Human Services.

This guide will help houses of worship develop and implement high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs), and describes the principles and processes that will help ensure planning efforts are aligned with the emergency planning practices at the national, state, and local levels.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of:
•the key principles for developing a comprehensive EOP for a house of worship;
•the planning process for developing, implementing, and refining an EOP for a house of worship;
•the form, function, and content of an EOP plan for a house of worship; and
•topics that support emergency operations planning including, but not limited to, key hazards to plan for.

The webinar will include a 60-minute presentation on the guide, a 30-minute question and answer session, and information on how to access more information and resources.


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