Here are just a few of the many wonderful emergency planning and response resources available. Do you have a resource you would like to share? Let us know!

AIC & FAIC:  Emergency Resources and Alliance for Response

Find additional emergency resources from the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC). Learn about the Alliance for Response and see what other AFR chapters around the country are doing.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Videos

Past Alliance for Response webinars, plus a variety of other useful videos on collections care may be found on the AIC’s Youtube page.

Connecting to Collections Care: Resources

Find tons of resources and free webinars for various topics, including risk assessment, pest management, legal issues, and emergency planning.

CoSA PReP Templates

Council of State Archives templates for writing your Pocket Response Plan (PReP).

Cultural Rescue Initiative, Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Co-sponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, HENTF is a “partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.” Their website has a robust list of response and recovery resources, including sections on emergency response, where to find professional advice, how to protect one’s health after a disaster, where to find funding for recovery, and historic property salvage.

dPlan:  The Online Disaster-Planning Tool for Cultural and Civic Institutions

A template for writing your emergency preparedness (disaster) plan, developed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

Grants for Emergency Preparedness

Department of Homeland Security Grants

Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Grants

Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency

Resources include the region’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, training opportunities, lists of local ambulance and fire companies, and regional alerts.

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM):  First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

A two-part publication (handbook and toolkit), designed to improve emergency preparedness, serve as a reference to train others, and act as a guide for planning and implementing coordinated response for collections. Published by ICCROM and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative.

Knox Box

Provide secure, but fast access for emergency responders to your cultural institution.

Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network (PaCRN)

Find information about PaCRN and learn about the Pennsylvania Cultural Response Team (PaCRT). PaCRT training webinars may be accessed here, as well.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

Find emergency response resources specific to the state of Pennsylvania, as well as weather and safety alerts.

Preservation Pennsylvania

Dedicated to assisting individuals, organizations, and communities who wish to preserve historically-significant sites across the state.

South Central Mountain Regional Task Force

Provides all-hazards preparedness, mitigation, prevention, protection, response, and recovery services to the citizens of Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Snyder counties.

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)

Developed by FEMA, the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, uses the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment to help communities understand their risks and determine the level of capability they need in order to address those risks.