The planning team should consider a number of issues, including, but not limited to:
How to evacuate or initiate a lockdown, paying attention to disability-related accessibility concerns when determining shelter sites and evacuation routes.
How to evacuate when the primary evacuation routes are unusable.
How to select effective shelter-in-place locations (optimal locations have thick walls, solid doors with locks, minimal interior windows, first aid-emergency kits, communication devices and duress alarms)
How those present in buildings and on the ground will be notified that there is an active shooter incident underway.
Instructions for the congregants: Run, Hide, Fight? Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate?
How everyone will know when buildings and grounds are safe.
How to communicate with congregation’s members and friends when they may be scattered due to the nature of the disaster?