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Online courses on disaster planning

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2005
Are you having trouble writing that disaster plan you know you
should have?  Did your AAM accreditation review ask about your
disaster plan? Do you wonder what should be in it?  Or what might be
missing from the one you currently use?  Northern States
Conservation Center announces its spring courses in Disaster
Planning.  The courses are designed so you complete a disaster plan
at the end of the second course.  Courses are at your own pace,
on-line, with a weekly on-line chat with the instructor.  You can
take the course from any computer with Internet access. (A complete
list of our 2005 courses is available at:

MS 205:
Disaster Planning I: Introduction to Disaster Preparedness Planning
Instructor: Terri Schindel
Dates: February 21 - March 18, 2005
Price: $350

    The purpose of Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning,
    DPRP, is to outline for Museum staff and volunteers procedures
    to be followed in various emergency situations. Emergencies,
    disasters, accidents, and injuries can occur in any setting and
    at any time, usually without warning. Museum collections are by
    their nature both vulnerable and irreplaceable; even small
    accidents can harm a collection. Being prepared physically and
    psychologically to handle emergencies is an individual as well
    as an organizational responsibility.

    You will learn how to form a team, dynamics of team
    participation, on-going nature of planning, personnel safety,
    board governance, insurance, that plans must be reviewed and
    updated twice a year. You will identify community partners, fire
    prevention personnel, emergency medical providers, government
    officials, insurance providers, and invite them to participate
    in planning. A staff member, and/or a team, will be chosen to
    serve as an emergency coordinator(s). You will learn what the
    team/person's duties and responsibilities are before, during and
    after the emergency.

    The emergency coordinator will formulate a simple, easily
    accessible flip-chart of information pertaining to contacts,
    personnel locations, immediate action steps, emergency numbers,
    signals, sirens, and visual aids if necessary. With this
    information you will be ready to actually write the disaster
    preparedness and response plan.

    Register for the class by purchasing it at:

MS206 Museum 206
Disaster Planning II: Writing a Disaster Preparedness Plan
Instructor: Terri Schindel
Dates: March 21 - April 29, 2005
Price: $350

    The purpose of a written disaster preparedness and response plan
    is to educate all participants in their role and
    responsibilities in an emergency situation. Each participant
    from the planning team will be required to research and fully
    understand the emergency response and recovery steps.
    Participants will learn how to document the collection so you
    know what collection information is useful before an emergency.

    You will identify important institutional records, collection
    inventories, research materials, location of certain items on
    exhibit and in storage. A copy of records to be stored off-site
    will include blue prints, inventory lists, hazardous materials
    list, computer back-ups, financial records, community partners
    telephone lists, and Emergency Response Salvage Wheel. You will
    become familiar with other emergency information and
    documentation systems, such as Homeland Security, Red Cross,
    FEMA, and local government entities.

    Participants will receive an emergency preparedness and response
    supply list and participants will customize it for specific
    threats. As you write the DPRPlan you will also begin assembling
    supplies. The instructor will guide you through each step,
    assist you with checklists forms, organization, review
    narratives, edit the final written plan, and guide you to grant
    funding for on-site or regional training to conduct practice

Register for the class by purchasing it at:

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:37
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 9, 2005
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Received on Sunday, 30 January, 2005

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