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Workshop on fire recovery

From: Michele Pagan <michele_johnpagan>
Date: Friday, August 3, 2001
Holy Smokes, the House Is On Fire!
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Washington DC
October 30,2001

The Washington Conservation Guild is once again offering our unique
and popular disaster workshop, formerly known as "Burn, Baby, Burn".
This year we are focusing on fire recovery in historic houses.  We
will set up a 12 foot by 12 foot room to recreate an interior of an
historic house and will set it on fire.  To add to the realism, no
sprinklers will be used during the suppression phase.  After the fire
has been extinguished and the room has cooled, participants will
develop a plan of attack, and will salvage what's left.

This is a one day workshop that runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and
will include lectures on the nature of fires and fire suppression
systems, methods of developing disaster recovery plans and real life
experiences in disaster recovery in the wake of a fire.  The
afternoon session will focus on experiencing the aftermath of a
fire.  This will be a wet, dirty, smelly and psychologically
action-packed several hours.  Participants are therefore asked to
wear comfortable clothing and shoes they don't mind getting wet.
Many participants in the past have brought clean dry clothes to
change into at the end of the day.

This workshop is ideal for anyone responsible for the care of
historic collections.  The workshop takes place at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology, just north of Washington DC,
and is supported by the American Institute for Conservation.
Registration for WCG members is $150 and for non-WCG members, $180.
Registration for non-members includes a one year membership in WCG.
For more information and registration forms, at

Contributions from personal collections to burn as part of the
demonstration are being solicited at this point.

Please contact Michele Pagan if you have items to donate, or if you
need to request registration form though the mail by calling Michele
at 202-546-5439, or writing her at michele_johnpagan [at] yahoo__com

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