Risks to Collections Archives: Fire

NPS Museum Handbook Part I, Museum Collections, Chapter 9: Museum Fire Protection

NPS Museum Handbook Part 1, Chapter 9: Museum Fire Protection Source: national Park Service Fire is a major threat to museum collections. It can destroy or irreparably damage irreplaceable collections and structures housing collections within minutes. Effective fire protection includes prevention, detection, and suppression of fire to prevent ignition and fire spread. Implementation of museum […]

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Emergency Planning and Fire Advice

Emergency Planning and Fire Advice Source: Historic England Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners. This resource had four parts: Emergency Planning Advice, Emergency Response Plans, Preparedness Training, and Fire […]

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Not all is lost in a fire

Not all is lost in a fire Source: Museums & Galleries of NSW (Australia) When a fire strikes inside a museum it can be doubly devastating given that museums are charged with safekeeping of cultural material. While fires are incredibly destructive, in many cases not everything is lost in a fire, and much can be […]

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Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities Source: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts State Archives and Massachusetts Department of Fire Services A full curriculum for emergency response training for cultural heritage institutions, complete with pre-program webinars, trainers materials for the program’s five workshops; slide decks and text for […]

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Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary

Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary Source: The New York Times After damage from a wildfire — or from a flood or any other major disaster — it’s important to take detailed notes to help the insurance claim process go as smoothly, and as swiftly, as possible. This article was written for […]

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Reference Manual 58 Structural Fire Management

Reference Manual 58 Structural Fire Management Source: National Park Service Reference Manual 58: Structural Fire Management provides detailed and comprehensive guidance on implementing a service-wide structural fire management policy for the National Park Service. The National Park Service’s policy on structural fire is expressed in the NPS Management Policies and in Director’s Order 58: Structural […]

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Disaster Preparedness Workbook

Disaster Preparedness Workbook for U.S. Navy Libraries and Archives (1998) The Disaster Preparedness Workbook For Navy Libraries and Archives was written to cover all types of disasters and to help Navy Libraries and Archives safeguard their informational resources as we are all self insured. Loss of these resources would seriously impact on our mission. Includes all […]

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