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Castle Ridge Ward

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

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 Ward has a plan.
  • We have a block captain map.
  • You can join ward emrgency preparedness committee or just simply volunteer your services at our committee page.
  • You can sign up for emergency alerts.
  • 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", Bishop Cox

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

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.

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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