Critical Incident Resource Library

These resources will help LCMS Northern Illinois District congregations and schools in their pre-planning and management of critical incidents. Please keep district staff informed when a critical incident has occurred. Direct reports and questions to these key people:

  • President Dan Gilbert - Incidents with congregations and ordained ministers

  • Mike Zimmer - Incidents with schools and commissioned ministers

  • Tim Hetzner - If a physical disaster strikes your congregation's property or community — or affects the families who connect with your church or school — please contact Lutheran Church Charities immediately to determine if a Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) should be activated. (866-455-6466).

If you have an additional resource to suggest, please let us know.

Critical Incident Prevention and Management

  • Tornado Preparedness in Illinois - Illinois Emergency Management Agency information and video via Gallagher Bassett Risk Control Consulting; information on rethinking safety in large buildings