Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Federal Agencies Issue Guidelines For Houses of Worship In Developing Emergency Plans
The Obama Administration yesterday, at a White House event hosted by Vice President Biden, released a progress report on executive action taken to reduce gun violence. Among the items highlighted by the White House is a new Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship. The 32-page Guide, developed by six federal agencies, provides information for houses of worship in developing an emergency operations plan to deal with violence, arson and natural disasters. Religion News Service focuses particularly on the Guide's recommendations on dealing with active shooter incidents.