Emergency Preparedness Team
Unity Church Emergency Action Plan 03/21/2018
Are you prepared? Learn about Unity’s Emergency Action Plan!
How would you respond if we had to evacuate the church in response to a fire, a gas leak, or a bomb threat? What is the protocol if there’s a medical emergency or if an inappropriate person is posing a threat? Where do you go if there is a tornado? These are some of the questions that the Emergency Preparedness Team (EPT) at Unity Church has been discussing for the past two years. Many of the situations are low probability, but if they were to happen, would create a high impact. Our best protection is to be prepared!
The EPT has developed an “Emergency Action Plan” (EAP) which offers guidelines and procedures in the event of an emergency. As a result, we have purchased additional equipment, identified weather shelters and evacuation paths, and created a response structure for staff and volunteers which is designed to help us respond effectively.
The EPT has been providing training and drills to enhance our “situational awareness” and we are offering another training at Wellspring Wednesday on April 11.
If you’re interested but can’t attend on the 11th, we invite you to read our Emergency Action Plan.
Members of the EPT are Richard Birger, Rob Fulton, Leah Doherty, Bill Lowell, and Barbara Hubbard.