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U.S. Department of the Interior - Museum Program
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Emergency Management

Emergency Management - General

Department of the Interior
Emergency Management Plan Template

Emergency Contact List Template

Museum Emergency Salvage Box supply list

National Park Service "Salvage at a Glance"
Salvage Of Water-Damaged Collections, Introduction
Part I: Paper Based Collections
Part II: Non-Paper Based Archival Collections
Part III: Object Collections
Part IV: Natural History Collections
Part V: Textiles

Emergency Planning Resources

American Alliance of Museums
Developing a Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan

Balboa Art Conservation Center
Guide to Emergency Preparedness Resources

Canadian Conservation Institute
CCI Notes

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

The Getty Conservation Institute
Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and other Cultural Institutions

Heritage Preservation
Resources for Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Heritage Emergency National Task Force

International Council of Museums (ICOM)
ICOM Handbook on Emergency Procedures

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Preservation Leaflets

Emergency Management by Disaster Type


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Great ShakeOut

Southern California Earthquake Center's Earthquake Safety Flyer: Drop-Cover-Hold On 

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program


Department of the Interior
411 DM, I.11   “Fire Protection and Security

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties-Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship

National Park Service
Museum Handbook, I.9 “Museum Collections Security and Fire Protection

Seattle Fire Department
Fire Extinguisher Use


FEMA Floodsmart Program

National Weather Service (NWS)

NWS safety publications

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management Program


FEMA Hurricane safety

National Hurricane Center

NOAA Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide


ASIS International
Suggested Practices for Museum Collections Space Security

Stolen Works of Art

Mike Osborn, Fish and Wildlife Service
Abstract on Scientific Smuggling

National Park Service
Refer especially to 2. Security, Fire, and Curatorial Safety

The Urban Institute Justice Policy Center
Preventing Vandalism


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


American Red Cross



NWS tornado maps


U.S. Government Tsunami Information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

International Tsunami Information Center

USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center


USGS Volcano Hazards Program

Emergency Management Training

Balboa Art Conservation Center

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

Library of Congress
Emergency Training Scenario I
Emergency Training Scenario II

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Northern States Conservation Center

Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)