Learn with COSTEP: A study group to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) to your cultural institution

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to emergency response that has been in place at the local, state, and national levels since the 1970s. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ICS is “the combination of procedures, personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications operating within a common organizational structure, designed to aid … Continue reading Learn with COSTEP: A study group to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) to your cultural institution

Upcoming Webinar, Dec 9th: “Health and Safety in Disasters”

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free webinar titled: “Health and Safety in Disasters,” on December 9, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The speaker, Dana Stahl, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 20 years' experience managing health and safety programs in private industry and the public sector. Find … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar, Dec 9th: “Health and Safety in Disasters”

TTX Tuesdays: Drafting your Disaster Plan

Last week, we covered two important steps to take before you begin putting together your disaster plan: conducting an institutional risk assessment and gathering information and resources on emergency preparedness. We also highlighted two free disaster plan templates: dPlan and the NEDCC Worksheet for Outlining an Emergency Response Plan. An additional template we’d like to … Continue reading TTX Tuesdays: Drafting your Disaster Plan

Hurricane Isaias: Southern New England likely early next week

From the National Weather Service, Boston Office, this morning at 5am: "We are closely monitoring what is now Hurricane Isaias near the Bahamas. It is becoming increasingly likely that this storm will track up the east coast and impact southern New England early to mid next week. " From the National Hurricane Center, 7/31/2020 "At … Continue reading Hurricane Isaias: Southern New England likely early next week