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Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship

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Developed by several federal departments, this collaborative guide provides houses of worship with information regarding emergency operations planning for the spectrum of threats and hazards they may face. It includes steps in the planning process, important components of an emergency operations plan, and an example of how a plan can be used to cope in one type of emergency (an active shooter situation).

The following agencies contributed to this publication: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA), the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)