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!
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.
Past Alliance for Response webinars, plus a variety of other useful videos on collections care may be found on the AIC’s Youtube page.
Find tons of resources and free webinars for various topics, including risk assessment, pest management, legal issues, and emergency planning.
Council of State Archives templates for writing your Pocket Response Plan (PReP).
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.
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
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.
Provide secure, but fast access for emergency responders to your cultural institution.
Find information about PaCRN and learn about the Pennsylvania Cultural Response Team (PaCRT). PaCRT training webinars may be accessed here, as well.
Find emergency response resources specific to the state of Pennsylvania, as well as weather and safety alerts.
Dedicated to assisting individuals, organizations, and communities who wish to preserve historically-significant sites across the state.
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.
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.