Two Preparedness Events April 28 for Houses of Worship and Faith-Based Organizations
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Worship Watch Meeting
Unfortunately, houses of worship are not immune to criminal activity. Common crimes targeted towards them include larceny, burglary, vandalism and arson.
Fairfax County Police are hosting a Worship Watch workshop, free of charge, tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, from 6-9 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. RSVP to attend the meeting. If you have questions or need more information, call 703-360-8928, TTY 711.
Worship Watch encourages congregants to become more involved in reducing the opportunity for crimes to occur on facility premises. Workshop attendees will receive crime prevention training, facility security assessments, information on how to receive crime alerts and community information, and other valuable crime prevention tools.
Fairfax County Police implemented this new program in February, modeled after Neighborhood Watch, aiming to help keep houses of worship safe and crime-free.
Webinar: Preparing Houses of Worship for Emergencies
The Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are hosting a webinar to prepare faith-based organizations for disaster.
The webinar — “Preparing Houses of Worship for Emergencies” — will provide faith-based and community organizations with critical local, state and national resources that can help get communities better prepared for disasters and emergencies. Subject matter experts from emergency management, the faith-based and volunteer sectors, and the federal government will answer questions about engaging the faith-based community in disaster preparedness activities.
Preparing Houses of Worship for Emergencies will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, from 2-3 (ET). Open this link to join in and watch the webinar.