Invitation to Join ReadyIndy for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Oct 17, 2023 3:45:21 PM | ReadyIndy Invitations Invitation to Join ReadyIndy for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Dear ReadyChristian,

We are thrilled to invite you to join ReadyIndy as we participate in the upcoming Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. This drill is a crucial opportunity for our community to practice and improve our emergency operations plan. We believe that preparedness is key to ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone in our city, and we would be honored to have you be a part of this important event.

Here are some compelling reasons why practicing your emergency operations plan is essential:


    Safety Awareness: By participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, you will increase your awareness of earthquake safety measures and learn how to protect yourself during an earthquake. This knowledge can be life-saving in the event of a real earthquake.



    Response Preparedness: Practicing your emergency operations plan helps you become familiar with the appropriate actions to take during an earthquake. It allows you to test your response procedures, identify potential gaps or weaknesses, and make necessary improvements.



    Team Coordination: The drill provides an opportunity for different organizations, community groups, and individuals to come together and coordinate their response efforts. It enhances teamwork, communication, and coordination among various stakeholders, ensuring a more effective response in the event of a real earthquake.



    Risk Mitigation: By practicing your emergency operations plan, you can identify potential hazards or vulnerabilities in your surroundings. This allows you to take proactive measures to mitigate risks and enhance the resilience of your community.



    Community Engagement: Participation in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill demonstrates your commitment to the safety and well-being of our community. It fosters a sense of community engagement and encourages others to prioritize preparedness and resilience.



    Educational Opportunity: The drill provides an excellent educational opportunity, especially for schools, businesses, and organizations. It allows students, employees, and members to learn about earthquake preparedness, response strategies, and the importance of being ready for emergencies.


We hope you will join us for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill and contribute to the overall preparedness of our community. Together, we can build a safer and more resilient city.

Date: October 19th

Time: 10:19 Eastern

Location: Virtual 


If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at 877-732-3942

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One way to participate with us as we practice communications among our Christian community is to check in during our Zoom call:
Thurs, Oct. 19th, at 10:30 am.
Meeting: 880 562 2243
Passcode 3942
Optional Phone: 646-558-8656

Thank you for being so supportive, and we look forward to having you join us for this important event!

Sincerely, Your ReadyIndy Team

Michael W. Boler

Written By: Michael W. Boler

Michael Boler is no stranger when responding to disasters. His involvement in establishing and leading the Christian Emergency Network’s first state and citywide network ReadyIndy has proven time and again the principles of ministry leadership, lived out in a humble obedient manner honoring of the Lord, are always effective. Michael’s 35 years of community leadership experience in his role as a Christian Emergency Network Advisor has inspired the broader Christian community to respond as Jesus would to the hurting and hopeless. His patient and focused leadership style help Christians feel comfortable as they grapple with the challenges of leadership as no question posed to Michael Boler is too big or too small. As a CEN ReadyCity/Church trainer himself, he will clearly and patiently help you identify your community needs; assess your state, city or church capacities; prepare your emergency teams; and assist you as you facilitate a biblical response to crisis of all kinds. Michael’s “calling” is to equip Christians to be ready and respond to those facing crisis with the Gospel. This unwavering spirit has earned him a respected name within the State of Indiana and well beyond. His gifts in leadership, technology, emergency management, public relations, organizational development, and his gift of encouragement all strengthen his ability to coach others throughout the entire Christian response to recovery process. Since leading the ReadyIndy response team, Michael gained the experience and knowledge to stand up a Christian emergency team spontaneously within a crisis as he developed CEN’s first “Virtual Ready to Respond” team. Michael deploys his virtual team nationwide to assist local leaders in forming their own ReadyCity or ReadyChurch teams after any crisis is underway. As any good first responder knows, Michael also understands having a balanced life between responding to a crisis and then recovering from it through resuming restorative activities is key to an effective Christian responder. He learned this vital principle early in life when he graduated from North Central High School in Indianapolis, IN and became the President of the North Central High School Madrigal and Midlevel Choirs to re-focus the lives of young students. In the U.S. Navy, Michael learned the essential skills of an Operations Specialist in the Combat Information Center in Chesapeake, VA. His radar, sonar, navigation, information gathering, and communications skills learned in the Navy are now put to good use in his role as a national CEN Advisor and when called upon as Incident Commander during a crisis. Michael models courage in the face of danger in his ReadyIndy Administrator role as in the past when he graduated near the top of his class in the Navy yet chose his first command to be aboard the USS LaSalle AGF-3 - the command flagship of the Middle East during a time of intense crisis. Michael spent a year in the Persian Gulf and traveled extensively to places such as: Oman, Pakistan, Dubai, Kenya, UAE, Spain, Portugal, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. After his Navy career, Michael began his own printing business where he became a consultant in the technical industry in computer training and graphics. He was chosen by DART, the Direct Action Research and Training Center, a “grass roots” national non-profit network of 22 affiliated congregation-based community organizations, for advanced training. The affiliated organizations later became the Indianapolis Partnership for Faith and Community. He led the group of 30 plus churches in relationship building and project implementation. And, for the past 10 years Michael has served on the leadership team of Indiana’s Christian Business Men’s Connection. Call upon Michael when you have a question that requires the perspective of a seasoned mature facilitator in: city reaching, relationship building across the aisles of government and first responders, and law enforcement and the faith community, or when you are preparing your own leadership to be ready to respond to any crisis large and small.