Emergency Planning for Places of Worship The following resources are intended to serve as starting points for faith-based organizations and their leadership as they develop emergency action plans. These are only conversation starters. Always consult with a legal advisor and/or your insurance carrier prior to implementing a particular plan. For more information concerning these suggested initial resources or to request added follow-up with your organization following your initial assessment of your property and situation, please contact the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach unit at (828) 250-4427. You may also email Sergeant Kim Mull. A Deputy Sheriff or a member of our Chaplaincy will be glad to assist you. Resources: FEMA's resources to protect your house of worship. Developing high quality emergency operation plans for houses of worship. Homeland Security's active shooter preparedness information. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office places of worship emergency planning and self-inspection guide. North Carolina Sheriffs' Association publications and links.