Are you a member of a Chatham County House of Worship or Faith-Based Organization? If so, you are invited to join the Chatham County Disaster Faith Network!

CEMA created the Disaster Faith Network (DFN) within Chatham County to serve as a coalition of Faith-Based organizations. The Chatham County DFN helps meet the immediate and long-term needs of our community when we have been affected by a disaster. The vital connections between Faith-Based organizations and CEMA helps foster a whole community relationship and enhances communication and coordination, emergency preparedness, and response and recovery operations. It is our hope that through this coalition, the Chatham County Disaster Faith Network will strive to make Chatham County a more disaster resilient community.  

To join to DFN, please email Chelsea Sawyer- 


Upcoming Workshops:


May 21, 2024


Catholic Diocese of Savannah – Boland Hall - 2170 E Victory Drive Savannah, Ga. 31404

Workshop: House of Worship Targeted Disruption Exercise

  • Join CEMA's Disaster Faith Network for our May 2024 Workshop on Targeted Disruption and Violence. During this interactive exercise, we will explore security challenges faced by Houses of Worship in today's world. In this interactive tabletop exercise, participants will be given a real-life scenarios and asked to discuss and/or refine crisis response plans tailored to their communities. Learn threat awareness, crisis communication, and security measures to enhance safety. This session is Ideal for clergy, security personnel, and congregation leaders.
  • Course agenda includes:
    • 8:30-9:00 - Check In (Light Breakfast/Coffee)
    • 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions
    • 9:15 - Pre-Exercise Seminar and Briefing
    • 9:45 - Exercise Module 1 - During each module we will provide a realistic scenario. Participants within the exercise will answer an array of questions about what information they would share, how they would handle the situation and what impacts it would have on their House of Worship before, during and afterwards.
    • 10:30 - Exercise Module 2
    • 11:15 - Exercise Module 3
    • 11:45 - Post-Exercise Discussion
    • 12:00 - End of Exercise

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