The Christian Emergency Network and The Salvation Army in Coeur d”Alene, Idaho have entered a partnership which will launch the nation’s first Christian Emergency Operations Center. The launch was attended by Kevin Smith DHS Director for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.
Training will be provided by CEN and TSA will house emergency security preparedness training as well as a Christian Volunteer Reception Center in incidents serving two adjacent counties.
The best practice prototype will be shared with other similar Christian facilities nationwide. The newly released DHS policies regarding Targeted Violence Against the Faith Community best practices will be a unique part of the ongoing training.
The Kroc Center www.kroccda.org is one of 26 TSA Centers nationwide. It is a beautiful 130,000 square foot facility with state of the art communications to provide “real time” consulting with experts during any all hazards incident.
Mary Marr started the Christian Emergency Network after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to help Christians respond to emergencies.
The Coeur d”Alene/Post Falls newspaper stated that on Oct. 29, the Salvation Army Kroc Center and the Christian Emergency Network launched the nation’s first Christian Emergency Response Center in Couer d’Alene. The Christian Emergency Network has partnered with The Salvation Army for 18 years.
The goal is to mobilize believers and coordinate with local emergency responders. Plans are in place to help the community in case of a major local disaster. When necessary, national resources from The Salvation Army and Christian Emergency Network will be made available to assist in responding.
ReadyCDA is a collaboration, much like in the days of Nehemiah, where Christian churches, ministries, schools and media work side by side with local law enforcement and emergency management to respond to local crises.
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SOURCE: Assist News