Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.

Check out the Past Events and Photos pages to learn more about DDAT's most recent training programs!


On Monday, June 13, Pat Young & Sharon Fickeissen traveled to the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover to paint DDAT’s newly acquired Supply Pod. The Pod is a decommissioned Connex container used by the military as a storage container in Iraq. The pod is currently waiting to be moved to its final location on the tarmac, at which time we will finish the paint job, complete with the DDAT logo. Then we fill it and its contents will become accessible to our member organizations to support their disaster responses.
Fall Program

DDAT's Fall 2016 Program and business meeting

On Tuesday, October 25th, Ed Tyczkowski, Mitigation Project Officer for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) presented Mitigating Disaster Impacts on Historic and Cultural Delaware and discussed what DEMA has done to mitigate possible impacts of disasters here in Delaware with particular emphasis on projects that consider historical and cultural resources, as well as funding opportunities. 

Ed is very eager to hear how DEMA can help Delaware organizations be better prepared for disasters, and can be reached at ed.tyczkowski@state.de.us 


Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!

December's Resource


CoSA launched its Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI) in response to the widespread destruction of records during the 2005 hurricane season. The initiative recognizes that records are at risk from a variety of natural disasters — tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and more — as well as from                                                                      a wide range of other threats.

The Essential Records and Records Emergency Planning and Response Online Courses are part of the training curriculum for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) Project, created by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and sponsored by the Federal  Emergency Managemet Agency (FEMA). 

For more information on the courses or to take them, please visit: CoSA