Resources: Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Prepardness

Lantern Live (Free app for Android devices)
Report and check the status and location of nearby fuel stations, power outages and easily access safety tips.

Article:  Keeping documents, artifacts safe when disaster hits
The Gazette, July 19, 2014 by Carol McGraw

Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions
FEMA 533/September 2005

Building an Emergency Plan:  A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions

​In response to flooding in Colorado, the following press release from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force about saving water-damaged family treasures is tmely and useful.  Please share and distribute to your members: 

Saving Family Treasures  PDF    Word

​Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance (A project of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works)

SRMA's List of Services Supplies and Suppliers

The Pocket Response Plan, or PReP:  A resource that will help you respond when - not if - disaster strikes. Developed by the Council of State Archivists and customizable by all institution types.

Colorado PReP template PDF   Word

The Caring for Yesterday's Treasures - Today:  Webinars presented by Connecting to Collections Care:

Protecting Your Collections: Writing a Disaster Response Plan (4 webinars) 

Collections Care Basics: Where Do I Begin? (6 webinars)

Risk Evaluation: First Step in Disaster Planning (4 webinars) 

Caring for Digital materials:  Preventing a Digital Dark Age  (5 webinars)

Caring for Photographic materials (5 webinars) 

Learn about additional Connecting to Collection webinars