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Ward Emergency Preparedness Plan

Posted by Elise on November 16, 2009

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I was given a 16 page emergency response plan to work from.  It stated that our first obligation was to family and then to friends and neighbors.   After that, we were to assist ward and stake members.  It suggested we have a plan in place before an emergency actually occurred.  The following was the chain of command for the first hours after a disaster.  Within 24 hours a follow up would be done by home and visiting teachers.  They would give a more detailed report to the bishop and stake president.  The emergency director was to be the presiding priesthood authority and the following was the Read the rest of this entry »

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Guidelines for Ward and Stake Emergency Plans

Posted by Elise on November 12, 2009

Wards and stakes should have a plan in the event of an emergency.  Plans are prepared by ward and stake welfare committees under the direction of the bishop or stake president.  Plans should be updated periodically.  The following should be included:

  • Disasters likely to occur and response actions needed.
  • Assignment of responsibilities to priesthood and Relief Society.
  • Maps, addresses, and contact information of members.
  • Procedure to account for missionaries and members following a disaster.
  • A list of members with special needs.
  • Procedures to assist members who may experience emotional trauma.
  • A list of members with available resources such as medical training or the ability to operate heavy equipment.
  • How stake leaders will contact the area office (outside the United States and Canada) or Church headquarters (United States and Canada) following a disaster.
  • Contact information for the local government, the Red Cross, and other emergency response agencies.
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