ICCCC has an Interfaith Disaster Preparedness Network.
For the last few years, our Interfaith Disaster Preparedness Network has been creating educational programs, encouraging our congregations to create Congregational Emergency Plans – and if they have space to host wildfire or earthquake displaced people – to have their building inspected to become a part of the Red Cross system of hosting emergency shelters.
Here are some documents that are helpful for congregations who are encouraging their membership to become more prepared themselves.
We also think that this is an important time for people of faith to purposefully create opportunities to bring people back together in our culture. Disaster Preparedness just may be one of the few topics that could allow us the opportunity to safely gather our neighbors together to share best practices, share our own preparations in the hope of encouraging others to become prepared, and to create clusters in our neighborhoods near where people of faith and good will live that can work together to make the life-saving difference when an actual emergency occurs in our neighborhoods.
This is the County’s best pdf guide for families to know how to prepare, and clear space near their homes to decrease risk of wildfires.
CCC VOAD (Volunteer Orgs Addressing Disaster)
CCC VOAD Sample Flyer for a training.
CCC VOAD slideshow from our Spring training:
Want to join CCC VOAD? Here’s the form!
September 2nd Emergency Fair in Todos Santos Plaza.
Comprehensive County Information and planning info:
How to Use this Booklet
This Booklet provides you with:
- Information about leaving your home during an evacuation, staying or sheltering at home, and putting together emergency preparedness kits.
- Tips on how to prepare and and what you can do now to help create your personal emergency plan.
- Resources, templates and planning tools from helpful organizations.Make notes in it, highlight information, or tear out pages and make copies. Use the booklet in ways that will best meet your needs!
Sample Congregational Emergency Plans:
First Congregational Church of Berkeley – Fire preparedness:
Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church – multiple threats, and where the utility turn-offs are located and how they operate:
Cutler Law in Sacramento added this Wildfire Safety Guide
Our Interfaith Council cooperates with other Bay Area Councils and VOADS in helping our Faith Communities be able to serve those in crisis.