Emergency Preparedness

Make a Plan * Build a Kit * Help Each Other

“The top three things that can save lives in a catastrophe are

1) make a plan, an emergency plan with meeting places and an out of area contact,

2) build a kit, prepare a supply kit for your family and pets that includes what you need to survive for at least 7 to 10 days.

3) help each other – by being prepared yourself. “[From makeitthrough.org]

DISASTER RESPONSE IS BASED ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. As we have worked at both local and district levels, this is what we have realized. If we don’t prepare our family and our church, we won’t be ready to respond at a community level.   If all the WaPac and Northwest churches were prepared to be bases for responding to crisis, we would have quite an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives at times of emergency crises.

PREPARE YOUR FAMILY

Learn how families can prepare for a natural disaster.

Ready.gov: Kids

FEMA has a very kid friendly site that they have set up. Click the link to see more.

Prepare for Specific Disasters (Ready.gov)

This FEMA site lists all types of disasters and how to prepare for each situation.

For more thorough preparation guidelines, consider becoming an Disaster Ready Church! We will give you instructions to create a comprehensive disaster action plan and have it personally reviewed by our National Director.

MAKE A PLAN * BUILD A KIT * HELP EACH OTHER

 

On a national and international level Nazarene Disaster Response falls under the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries of the Church of the Nazarene. At these levels, the Church of the Nazarene is a leader in compassionate ministries and disaster response. Many of the best resources NCA_NW recommends to affiliates are those from the website of Nazarene Disaster Response. How many of our churches will be recognized as a “Disaster Ready Church”, as defined by and registered with Nazarene Disaster Response. within the next year? NCA-NW hopes to help equip MANY of them!

 

On a national and international level Nazarene Disaster Response falls under the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries of the Church of the Nazarene. At these levels, the Church of the Nazarene is a leader in compassionate ministries and disaster response.  

Below find ways to connect via internet to many resources, both within our church and in the wider community.  

Nazarene Disaster Response | USA / Canada Region

www.usacanadaregion.org/compassion-disasterresponse

NAZARENE DISASTER RESPONSE (NDR) is Nazarenes mobilizing for disaster through Readiness, Response, and Recovery. It is a ministry of the Church of the…

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Disaster Preparation for Your Church

NDR Resources

Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR) is the grassroots response of Nazarenes to their communities when natural and human-made disasters strike. Local Nazarenes are in a unique position to understand, serve, and remain with disaster victims in their neighborhoods. In large-scale events the denomination can come alongside local efforts with the support of volunteers and donors from across the country.

At a national level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has many different courses offered to help our volunteers prepare.  As a starting point, the basic course is CERT training. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Training. They also offer a course for training Chaplains.  You can access a world of training through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

Interested in volunteer during times of local disaster/emergencies? Fill out our Volunteer Application Form and we will contact you if and when an emergency happens in our region.