Stake and Ward Preparedness Creating a Stake or Ward PlanStake and ward councils can use this planning guide and the accompanying worksheets to create or update emergency response plans. Step 1: Identify Likely DisastersList the disasters (natural or man-made) that are most likely to occur in your area. Step 2: Gather Critical InformationCompile and maintain the following information. Step 3: Outline Assignments and ProceduresPlan how the council will organize and carry out each of the tasks listed herein, identifying who will be responsible for each task and what procedures they will follow. Step 4: Identify Emergency Communication MethodsA key part of disaster response is for Church leaders to have open lines of communication with Church headquarters, Church members, and community leaders. Step 5: Encourage Member PreparationRegularly encourage members to engage in preparedness efforts and to follow the counsel outlined in Family Preparedness and the pamphlets All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage (04008) and All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances (04007). Emergency Planning Guide and WorksheetsStake and ward councils may use the stake and ward emergency planning worksheets to create or update their emergency response plans.