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.

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

July's Resource

Open for Business, a program by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), is a business continuity tool for creating an easy to use recovery plan tailored to your business. Although we don't always think of libraries, museums, archives and historical societies as "businesses" they are all in the business of serving the public and a business continuity plan is just as important for these types of organizations as for for-profit businesses.

The IBHS is a non-profit whose mission is to conduct objective, scientific research to identify and promote the most effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.

For more information on this program, the IBHS and the rest of their fantastic resources, please visit:https://disastersafety.org/