The Colorado DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Section recommends the workshop provided below by the Western States & Terrirtories preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS).
ARE YOU READY? Testing Your Disaster Plan
Date: July 28, 2016
Location: Denver, History Colorado
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: The workshop is free; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
Instructor: Julie A. Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program and WESTPAS
Will your disaster plan work in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! Attend this scenario-based and collaboration workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections.
This workshop will:
Help you assess your vulnerabilities
Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise
Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster
Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness
Who should attend:
When possible, send two to three participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities:
Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness
Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection
Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making
Requirements for attendance:
A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections response/recovery
A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness
A simple vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop)