Emergency Management

Emergency Management - General

Department of the Interior
  Emergency Management Plan Template
  Emergency Contact List Template
  Museum Emergency Salvage Box supply list
  Protection 101: Safeguarding DOI Museum Collections (DOI Learn training course)

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

American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
  Publications and Resources for Disaster Response and Recovery
  National Heritage Responders

Balboa Art Conservation Center
  Guide to Emergency Preparedness Resources to regions on the U.S. West Coast

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

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



American Alliance of Museums
  Suggested Practices for Museum Collections Space Security

  Stolen Works of Art

Mike Osborn, Fish and Wildlife Service
  Abstract on Scientific Smuggling

National Park Service
  Conserve-O-Grams (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: Non-DOI

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)