Fire Risk Assessment for Collections in Museums (Jean Tétreault). Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation (J. CAC), Volume 33 © Canadian Association for Conservation, 2008. Loss of collections in museums can be significant during a fire. It is important that museums put control measures in place to prevent a fire, to detect a fire, […]
Risks to Collections Archives: Fire
Putting Out Fires Source: FEMA A Guide to presenting a program to educate participants about how to extinguish a fire – includes fires safety and fire basics..
Preservation at Home Source: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia How to care for your audio, film, video and photographs, and protect them from water and fire damage.
Conserve-O-Gram 2/23 Fire Safety 101: A Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist Source: National Park Service (NPS)
An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm, and Automatic Fire Sprinklers Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Guide to fire, fire prevention and detection and fire suppression systems.
Protecting Your Institution From Wild Fires: Planning Not to Burn Source: Chicora Foundation, Inc.
A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response Source: National Park Service This primer discusses how to plan for, salvage, and care for paper objects in emergencies, such as fire, flood, and earthquake. The Primer was issued by the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, and National Park Service.
Conserve-O-Gram 2/22 Disposal of Cellulose Nitrate Film Source: National Park Service (NPS) Cellulose nitrate (“nitrate”) film was manufactured from about 1910-1950 for use as a non-breakable, lightweight alternative to glass plate photographic negatives. It was also used as a motion picture film medium. Unfortunately, nitrate film is a severe fire safety hazard. Once burning, a […]
Collection Emergencies FAQ Source: Library of Congress QUick answers to questions such as what to do if books get we or moldy, how to remove the smoke and other smells from books, soot removal from books, and what to do about book worms and book bugs.
Agents de détérioration CCI Agents of Deterioration in French