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Disaster Resources

Rev. Marji Bishir Hill
Disaster Response Coordinator

972-526-5000 or toll free 800-815-6690
bishir@ntcumc.org




Master Emergency Operations Plan Cross and Flame

Download this Local Church Disaster Response Plan Word Template for local churches to use who need to put together a plan in case a disaster occurs on their own church property. Preplanning is essential for successfully minimizing any adverse affects of an emergency or disaster on a religious organization and its operations. This recovery plan has been designed to identify the key elements that should be followed to help reduce the impact of an emergency or disaster.



UMVIMTeam Leader Guide

Click here to download Leader Guide.

This guide will help you as you prepare to go into a disaster zone to serve in either clean-up or rebuilding.



Red Cross Sheltering DocumentAmerican Red Cross

Click here to download Red Cross Sheltering Document

This is a 3-page overview of how a local church or other faith-based organization becomes a shelter, from when the organization shows interest, to opening and running a shelter, to closing and reimbursement. Written by local Red Cross Emergency Planning Analyst Eric Schultz, who says "We tried to keep it fairly short and high-level, to answer the frequently-asked questions concerning our shelter agreements and procedures."


Flood Buckets

Here is an engaging video to encourage others to assemble UMCOR cleaning buckets and to educate them on what goes into one. Specifics can be found on the UMCOR Flood Buckets web page.



Website Links:

Methodist Domestic Disaster Response

North Central Texas Council of Governments Emergency Prepareness Department

Denton County Pandemic Flu Information

UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot

American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter

Texas Govenor's Division of Emergency Management

Dallas Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster



FEMA Online Courses

FEMA IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS-100)

FEMA IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP)

FEMA - National Incident Management System