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Faith Community Partnering for Emergency Preparedness Emergency Rest Centers

Through this project the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council outreached to members of the Faith Community and Emergency Management Directors to establish Emergency Rest Centers (ERC). ERC provide temporary sheltering, food, heating or cooling, information during day hours. ERC do not provide overnight sheltering. ERC are often established in response to a disaster, extreme heat or cold, or during extended power outages. This project has created an ERC guide, checklist and other tools to assist with establishing and running an ERC.  Click here to learn more.