Safety & Security
Many skills needed for The Madeleine’s disaster planning
Some parishioners have volunteered to help with the Madeleine’s disaster
planning project -- for which we thank you -- but we still need additional
volunteers to help our parish prepare for major disasters, whether natural
At Father Mike’s direction, The Madeleine Safety & Security Committee
has started the work, but it needs parishioners, including retirees, to
help in several areas.
- One is to evaluate the ability of the church, school and parish facilities to withstand major storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
- Another is to review procedures for evacuation of the school and
all parish buildings in the case of fire or other mishaps.
- Still another is to assess plans for responding to human violence
in all parish facilities.
- And in today’s world, it’s important to review the level of protection
of Madeleine’s computer and data systems.
After the initial review of the state of readiness and security within all
parish and school facilities has been completed, the next step will be to
strengthen emergency plans and procedures as needed. The result of this
process will be an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the Madeleine.
Clearly, this is a big -- and important -- task and it requires expertise
in many fields to support Father Mike, the staff and parish leadership in
providing for the safety and security of everyone who comes into school
and parish facilities.
Examples of the skills needed range from first responders to the building trades to health care, and many more. Again, the experience of retirees is invaluable. To learn more, email: email@example.com.