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Subject: Fire response

Fire response

From: Bullock Alison <asb>
Date: Friday, February 10, 1995
I have been asked to post this query by Jan Michaels, Preservation
Policy and Planning Officer at the National Library of Canada, who is
not a member of this list.  Please respond to her directly.

    The National Library of Canada has recently installed a new fire
    detection and suppression system.  We are interested in hearing from
    any libraries who have had experience in negotiating response from
    their local fire departments, in order to minimize damage to
    collections.  As well, we would like to know whether people have had
    experience in dealing with regulatory agencies (and/or the fire
    department) regarding appropriate staff response to mitigate
    collection damage by fire.  That is, we would like to ensure that
    staff have the approved responsibility as well as appropriate
    training so that in the event of a *minor* fire, they have
    sufficient confidence, knowledge and training to be able to douse
    the fire without waiting for the fire department to arrive. Please
    e-mail Jan.Michaels [at] nlc-bnc__ca or (if it's too complicated to put in
    writing) call 613-996-3945.  If you prefer, she will call you. Thank

Alison Bullock
Preservation Librarian
National Library of Canada

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:63
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 12, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-63-017
Received on Friday, 10 February, 1995

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