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The greatest disaster threat to Las Vegas area is pandemic. This according to Jeff Brewer Director of Emergency Services at American Red Cross - Southern Nevada Chapter, learn more here....

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First Presidency Message

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Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to be prepared for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. With the guidance of Church leaders, individual members and families should prepare to be self-reliant in times of personal or widespread emergency.

The contents of this website are intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations. However, final decisions on preparation for actions taken during an emergency are the sole responsibility of individuals. No one knows your needs or can take care of you better than you can-nor does anyone else have that responsibility.

"As your Stake President I want each member to be prepared for an emergency.

President Romney

However, be wise in preparing your family--there is no need to unnecessarily alarm your children. Keep things in perspective. Don't instill fear and doom in the minds of youngsters. Nor is there any need to go deeply in debt in making emergency preparations--"

  • Your Stake has a plan.
  • Your Ward has a plan.
  • You, personally, should have a plan!
  • At a minimum, each member should complete the basic items below.
  1. make a kit

  2. have a plan

  3. stay informed

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"Please take your time to review the resources offered here and elsewhere to prepare yourselves for emergency situations."



"Thank You", President Romney

Can you say Yes?

  1. I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.

  2. I have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.

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  3. I have an emergency preparedness kit.

  4. At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.


Emergency Preparedness and Response

Family Emergency Planning

Church members are encouraged to prepare a simple emergency plan. Items to consider may include:

  • Three-month supply of food that is part of your normal daily diet.
  • Drinking water.
  • Financial reserves.
  • Longer-term supply of basic food items.
  • Medication and first aid supplies.
  • Clothing and bedding.
  • Important documents.
  • Ways to communicate with family following a disaster.

Disaster Cleanup and Church Volunteer Safety

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Wards and stakes may organize volunteers to assist in the community following a disaster. Church volunteers should focus on cleanup rather than reconstruction. All volunteers should adhere to Church safety guidelines for disaster cleanup.

Emergency Communications

During an emergency, normal means of communication may become inoperable. Communication needs should be addressed in ward and stake emergency plans.

Ward and Stake Emergency Plans

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Wards and stakes should have a plan in the event of an emergency. Plans are prepared by ward and stake welfare committees under the direction of the bishop or stake president. Plans should be updated periodically.

Meetinghouses as Emergency Shelters

Following a disaster, the use of a meetinghouse as a community emergency shelter is occasionally needed. Permission is granted by the stake president, after consulting with a member of the Presidency of the Seventy or the Area Presidency. Following approval, the priesthood leader should contact his Church physical facilities representative (PFR).


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