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The award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel are resources that can help you deal with damage to your collection.

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Heritage Emergency National Task Force


If your organization suffered damage as a result of a recent disaster, visit the Heritage Emergency National Task Force’s Information on Major Disasters Web page for state cultural and emergency contacts, response and recovery resources, and a damage reporting tool.

Each year cultural organizations set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay, an initiative to protect cultural heritage from disaster. What will your organization do this year? Tell us and enter to win disaster supplies from Gaylord Brothers. Learn more about this prize drawing, MayDay project ideas, a special MayDay sale, and more here.

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Heritage Preservation's initiative, Getting Ready in Indian Country, is designed to advance emergency preparedness for tribal cultural heritage. It includes a Report, an online Inventory of Disaster Resources, and Preparedness Discussion Questions for tribal gatherings, workshops, or staff meetings. Click here to explore this new resource!



Several cooperative disaster networks have formed in the regions where Alliance for Response forums have been held. Now in its second decade, the Alliance for Response initiative has reached several thousand individuals from more than 800 museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions in 23 regions across the country. Alliance for Response is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. To learn more about AFR and current initiatives, click here.


Quick Links
Disaster preparedness resources
Disaster recovery resources
Streaming video: Coping with Water Damage
Protect Family Treasures
Salvage Wet Books
One-click Downloads
Guide to Navigating Federal Disaster Aid
Federal Disaster Funding for Cultural Institutions
Tips for Working with Emergency Responders
Cataclysm and Challenge

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force is co-sponsored by
Heritage Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
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