The following is a release from FEMA:
Schools, institutions of higher education, and houses of worship can play a key role in taking preventative and protective measures to stop an emergency from occurring or reduce the impact of an incident. To help school officials and congregation leaders plan for emergencies, the U.S. Department of Education, FEMA, and partners offer the following guides:
- Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans for K-12
- Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education
- Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship
These guides walk readers through forming a planning team, identifying threats and assessing risks, and developing, reviewing, and implementing a plan. These guides also provide training information and exercises to help readers understand and practice their roles to protect the people around them during a crisis.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.