Disaster Resources

Disaster Preparedness and Response


A primer on Disaster Preparedness Management and Response: Paper-based Materials. A collection of reprints from a variety of sources.

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Extension Disaster Education Network


This is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country designed to provide access to provide Extension agents and educators with access to resources on disaster preparedness, recovery, and mitigation that will enhance their short- and long-term programming efforts

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Fire Safety Institute


"The Fire Safety Institute is a not-for-profit information, research, and educational corporation that focused on innovative approaches to fire safety science and engineering."

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Harvard Library Emergencies Information


This site provides a plethora of information about disaster preparedness and recovery. Included is information on First Response, Salvaging Your collections, Local Suppliers and Service Providers, Creating an Individual Disaster Plan, Preparedness Activities, and a Bibliography.

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Hazards Literature Database of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center


An on-line library database dealing with how society prepares for, responds to, recovers from, and mitigates natural disasters. An important resource for all persons involved in disaster management.

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Iowa Conservation And Preservation Consortium Flood Recovery Booklet


A compilation of resources useful for individuals or institutions for the recovery of books, records, valuable heirlooms, photographs, moldy paper materials, paintings on canvas, blueprints, magnetic media, microfilm and motion picture film, textiles, wood, and inorganic materials

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Lower Hudson Conference


This site provides the reader with basic information on developbing a disaster preparedness and response plan. Although focused on the Lower Hudson Valley, much of the information provided is applicable to institutions in any location. There are good vendor and consultant lists.

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Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder


This is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. The center's prime goal is to increase communication among hazard disaster researchers and those individuals, agencies, and organizations that are actively working to reduce disaster damage and suffering.

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA


This site contains the latest information about the NFPA, its departments, publications, seminars, and educational programs. The mission of the NFPA is to reduce the burden of fore on the quality of life by advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research and education for fire and related safety issues.

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National Task Force On Emergency Response


The National Task Force on Emergency Response is a partnership of 29 federal agencies, national service organizations, and private institutions. It has two major goals: 1.) safeguarding America's cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies and 2.) using its expertise to help the general public recover from disasters.

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New York State Library


Created after the September 11th disaster, this Website brings together the links for a wide variety of websites dealing with disasters in preparedness, response, and recovery. Although focused primarily on New York, many of the links are to sites that are applicable throughout.

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"Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Collections"


This document provides specific information on the salvage of a number of different types of media affected by water through a flood or other disaster. Produced in 1997 by Betty Walsh.

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"Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Collections: A Second Glance"


This document provides specific information on the salvage of a number of different types of media affected by water through a flood or other disaster in both textual and tabular form. This is a revision and expansion of the 1997 version noted above. This version is also by Betty Walsh.

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Western New York Disaster Preparedness And Recovery Manual for Libraries and Archives


This manual goes through the steps necessary to prepare an institutional disaster preparedness plan for a library or an archives. In each section there is a description of the necessary components. Librarians and archivists should find this to be a good starting point for developing their own plan.

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Page last updated on 06/11/2015