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!

DDAT Member Satisfaction Survey

Your DDAT Board would like to receive your feedback on how DDAT is doing in terms of providing your organization with the best possible member experience.  We value your input and that of your organization and we encourage you to take this opportunity to help us chart the future course of DDAT.


Please take a few minutes to complete a very brief, 12 question survey about your organization's DDAT membership experience.  All answers are confidential and will be taken under serious advisement by the DDAT Board.

To access the survey, please go to

 Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.  We look forward to receiving your input as soon as possible.


Pat Young

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

February's Resource

The weather is *finally* appropriate for the time of year, it is Winter after all. That's why this month's resource focuses on Winter Weather Preparedness.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) offers a Weather resources page that provides links to Current Weather Advisories for Delaware, the five day forecast, as well as tips on preparing for winter storms.

Don't forget that all the past resources of the month are available here.

The results are in for the 2015 DDAT Officers and Board members elections conducted in person at the November 5 business meeting and via email between November 6 and 18.  First I'd like to thank all the reps who took the time to register your organization's vote.  Your input is very important to the future of DDAT and I truly appreciate your participation.

Now, the results...your Officers and Board members for the 2016-2017 term are as follows:


Chair:  Pat Young (Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware)

Vice Chair:  Ryan Grover (Biggs Museum of American Art)

Secretary:   Sharon Fickeissen (Hagley Museum and Library)

Treasurer:    Randy Goss (Delaware Public Archives)

Board Members :

Mary Anne Farrell

(Delaware Technical and Community College, George Campus, Wilmington)

Elaine Fike (Georgetown Public Library)

Wenona Phillips (Laurel Public Library)

Laura Wahl (Hagley Museum and Library)


I would like to extend a special welcome to new Board member Wenona Phillips and also to Ryan Grover who is returning to the Board after a several-year hiatus.

Finally, I want to express my deep and sincere appreciation to outgoing Board members Claudia Leister, Norma Jean Fowler, and Mary Durio.  You have all worked tirelessly to support DDAT's mission and goals and your service to both the Board and the organization as a whole will continue to have a lasting impact.  Thank you, ladies, for a job very well done!

The new Board will meet for the first time in early 2016 and we look forward to working toward even more success for DDAT over the next two years.