Faith-based organizations play a critical role in community disaster recovery. These preparedness efforts will help these organizations to more efficiently manage and respond to emergencies
Jefferson City, MO (PRWEB) September 4, 2009
The Missouri Office of Homeland Security is providing SafePlans' Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP) system to all Missouri faith-based organizations to help improve all hazards readiness; to include strategies to prevent, mitigate and respond to church shootings.
"We are proud to be Missouri's preparedness solution as a core component of the nation's largest faith-based organization preparedness initiative," said Brad Spicer, SafePlans founder and CEO.
Missouri Gov. Ja Nixon addressed a meeting of faith leaders and emergency-management officials from across Missouri to discuss efforts to strengthen Missouri's disaster-response capabilities. The objective of this initiative is a coordinated partnership with local faith-based organizations to enhance emergency-response and recovery efforts in all Missouri communities.
"Faith-based organizations play a critical role in community disaster recovery. These preparedness efforts will help these organizations to more efficiently manage and respond to emergencies," Spicer said. This not only protects their members; a faster recovery enables community support efforts to commence even sooner."
ERIP is a web-based application that improves preparedness by enabling the development of emergency plans, training of staff with comprehensive e-learning courses and the mapping of buildings through interactive maps and floor plans. ERIP has also been provided to all Missouri educational facilities.
SafePlans is a nationwide leader in emergency preparedness; providing solutions for education, government and private sector industries. An Advanced Level IBM Business Partner, SafePlans' ERIP application is IBM's premier emergency preparedness system.