Webinar Sharing by Rensselaer County Department of Health Public Health Preparedness Training and Exercise Coordinator Jennifer Lee
- Find out what emergency management training resources are available for houses of worship
- How does training fit into engagement with faith-based organizations
FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) invites you to please view this recorded webinar which features ways houses of worship and emergency managers can use training programs like Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) to increase community preparedness. The webinar will also highlight how these partnerships can improve engagement with diverse communities and populations by empowering faith-based organizations to work with emergency preparedness partners to train and exercise for all hazards, natural and manmade.
This Webinar includes several presenters:
- Detailed presentation from Mary Stewart, Director of the Office of Risk Management, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA
- Overview of training resources for Houses of Worship
- Judy Head – Northland Church, Longwood, FL
- Charlotte Franklin – Office of Emergency Management, Arlington, VA
- Alan Harris – Office of Emergency Management, Seminole County, FL
- Marcus Coleman – DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
- Tyler Krska – National CERT and Citizen Corps Program, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA
Title: Emergency Response Training Options for Houses of Worship
Length of Webinar: Approximately one hour
We are grateful to our presenters who shared models of emergency partnerships between houses of worship and Community Emergency Response Team programs.
Please find the webinar recording links below. Viewers of the recordings can still access all of the resources and links we provided in the pods.
July 19 Full Webinar Recording – https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/p7woyh254y2/
July 22 Supplemental Recording – https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/p4puf17b1a7/
(Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting – also, this webinar will offer closed captioning.)
The DHS Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships was created in 2006 by an executive order to help emergency managers effectively engage with faith and community-based groups. The DHS Center carries out the policies and program priorities of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In the immediate aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, it was clear that the emergency management community needed to engage a broader cross-section of faith and community-based organizations in all stages of the disaster sequence and provide resources for faith and community leaders to help them prepare for emergency situations.
“A Health Community is a Prepared Community.” Thank you, Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee is a Public Health Preparedness Trainer for Rensselaer County. You can reach er at her email JLee@rensco.com or 518-270-2797 for more information.