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Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

From: Cindy Olsen <colsen>
Date: Monday, July 2, 2001
The third printing of the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel is
now underway. Since its release in 1997, the Wheel has become an
essential resource for archives, libraries, museums, and historic
sites nationwide. The Wheel is a popular training tool found in more
than 40 countries, and it has been translated into Chinese, Dutch,
French, and Spanish.

The need for accurate disaster response and recovery information is
greater than ever.  In recent weeks, the Midwest experienced
wide-scale flooding along the Mississippi River, and Tropical Storm
Allison caused devastating rains in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and
Pennsylvania. The Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel can help
archivists, records managers, curators, and emergency managers in
all areas of the country at risk from water damage--whether from
hurricanes, floods, or broken pipes.  This simple slide chart
provides quick access to vital information on protecting and
salvaging collections in the first 48 hours after a disaster.  The
Wheel was developed by preservation professionals, and it has been
endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many
other federal agencies and national organizations.

The Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel was produced by the
National Task Force on Emergency Response, a partnership of 30
government agencies and national service organizations.  The task
force is an initiative of the nonprofit Heritage Preservation, FEMA,
and the Getty Conservation Institute. The Wheel's initial production
and free distribution were made possible by funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities, the St. Paul Companies, Inc.
Foundation, and an anonymous foundation. These partners will produce
a Spanish-language version of the Wheel later this year.

Due to rising postal rates and production costs, the Emergency
Response and Salvage Wheel will increase in price as of August 1,
2001.  Wheels will be available at $10.95 each, or at a
nonprofit/government rate of $6.95 each, including postage and
handling. Reduced rates are available for orders of 10 or more.  All
the basic information you need in one simple tool--the Wheel is
still a bargain.

For order forms or information, call toll-free 1-888-979-2233, Fax:
202-634-1435 or e-mail colsen [at] heritagepreservation__org.  To learn
more about the Wheel and other disaster resources, visit

For further information:

    Cindy Olsen
    National Task Force on Emergency Response
    202-634-1422 or 1-888-979-2233
    colsen [at] heritagepreservation__org

Cindy Olsen
Program Assistant,
National Task Force on Emergency Response and Conservation
Assessment Program (CAP)
1730 K St., NW, Suite 566
Washington, DC  20006

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:8
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 3, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-8-007
Received on Monday, 2 July, 2001

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