Learning Center

BRC provides online and live training experiences for personal preparedness, community and faith-based organizations, small businesses and youth.  Our content area specialists are experienced disaster preparedness experts who provide professional learning experiences needed to support organizations in the process of building an effective disaster response plan.

See the playlist below to register for one of our pre-recorded trainings.

Please visit our Events to register for our upcoming online training.

Please contact our Training Coordinator at dan@brcus.org if you are interested in scheduling training specifically for your nonprofit, house of worship or small business.

Upcoming Training

When an emergency occurs, the need to communicate is immediate. If church ministry or nonprofit operations are disrupted, church members and nonprofit clients will want to know how they will be impacted. An important component of the preparedness program is the emergency communications plan. This course is deigned to teach you how to respond promptly, accurately and confidently during an emergency and in the hours and days that follow. Topics include: crafting a notification procedure using pre-scripted messages that are specific to the interests of the congregation, the community and the media.

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When disaster strikes your church or nonprofit, the requests for media interviews is almost immediate and can be overwhelming without a plan. This course is designed to teach you how to view the media as an ally to communicate your talking points. Topics include the importance of designating/training a spokesperson, what to say and what not to say.

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Having an Evacuation Plan, and training your people in its use, is crucial for life safety. Topics will include: identifying exit routes, evacuation procedures for multiple scenarios, evacuation communication best practices, procedures for reunification of children and parents, training and equipping evacuation team, congregation and employees/volunteers.

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Acts of targeted violence against houses of worship and nonprofits are a real—and potentially growing—problem in the United States. Keeping these facilities secure while sustaining the open and welcoming environment necessary requires a holistic approach to security. This course is designed to teach you how to assess your current security policies and posture, and identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. Topics will include: developing a security plan with procedures, creating a safety/security team, securing your assets.

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July 21 – Creating Your Emergency Preparedness Team

July 21 – Facility Inspection and Asset Inventory

Aug 4 – Preparing Your Staff, Volunteers and Congregation

Aug 18 – How to Develop an Emergency Action Plan

Sep 1 – How to Develop a Continuity Of Operations Plan

Sep 15 – How to Develop an Emergency Communications Plan

Oct 6 – Emergency Public Relations

Oct 14 – Strengthening Your Agency Disaster Resilience

Oct 20 – How to Develop an Evacuation Plan 12-1pm

Nov 3 – How to keep your church safe and secure 12-1pm

Nov 17 – How to Develop an Emergency Transportation Plan

Disaster Preparedness Bible Study

Are You Ready for Disaster? is a free Bible study designed by Building Resilient Communities to prepare church families to respond and recover from major emergencies and disasters. We invite church bible studies or small groups to devote the four weeks of National Preparedness Month in September to studying God’s word on preparedness using our free Bible Study Guide. The Study can also be broken into shorter segments spread out over months. CLICK HERE to download your free copy!

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