- Name, title and unit of the reporting officer
- How the presiding officer can be reached
- Description, location and magnitude of emergency
- Numbers of injured missing or dead
- Location and extent of damage done to Church or member property
- Actions being taken to help those in distress
- Needed assistance that is unavailable locally
2. Have current membership lists and an area or street map with all families marked, if possible.
3. Make sure that all families have home and visiting teachers assigned. Organize a telephone tree so that emergency instructions and other messages can go out in an orderly fashion.
4. List of unit members with special needs who may need help, e.g., those with medical or transport problems as well as those with family members in leadership callings who may be away from home.
5. List all members with especially useful skills or professions: medical personnel, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, engineers, etc.
6. List of members with extra room in case of need to lodge others, as well as members with room for tents, campers, etc.
7. List of members with useful equipment or implements, e.g., chain saws, pickup trucks, generators, etc.
8. Look after the missionaries.
9. Who will make decisions if unit leader is not available?
10. Someone needs to be assigned to help with communications, perhaps one of the clerks.
11. How will communications be handled if there is no telephone service?
12. Convene welfare committee to assess needs: injured, deceased, homes damaged or destroyed, families separated.
13. Know what kind of civil emergency plans are in place in communities where members live.
14. Have a plan on how space in the ward/branch building can be used as a shelter.
15. Basic instructions for different kind of emergencies: earthquakes, floods, house fires, social unrest, etc. (Ensure that information is obtained from reliable source.) This should not be part of the body of the plan but can be an appendix.
16. Organize a plan to make contact with those who work out of the area in the event of a terrorist attack. These individuals have a responsibility to attempt to contact family and/o friends.
Other things to consider:
1. Sacrament meeting talks about preparedness
2. First or fifth Sunday Priesthood/Relief Society Lessons about preparedness
3. Relief Society enrichment meetings/activities about preparedness
4. Young Women/Young Men activities about preparedness
5. Encourage use of dry-pack canner
6. Encourage families and individuals to have personal/family emergency response plans
Source: LynnKay Brown