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

Our presenter will be Ed Tyczkowski, Mitigation Project Officer for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). Ed will be talking about what DEMA has done to mitigate possible impacts of disasters here in Delaware with particular emphasis on projects that consider historical and cultural resources.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.

As a reminder, all DDAT member organizations are encouraged to send up to 5 representatives to all DDAT programs. This is a great opportunity to encourage key personnel from your institution to become better informed about ways DEMA can help your organization be better prepared for disasters.

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

September's Resource

Many of our small cultural heritage repositories have limited resources making disaster planning a daunting task. This month's resource, Disaster Planning Essentials by The Maine Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition outlines simple, essential tasks that make sure you have thought about and recorded the most basic elements of a disaster plan. 

For more information on CERC Maine, please visit: