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.
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.
Dehumidifiers Recalled due to Fire Hazard
Dehumidifiers from many manufactures, going back before 2008, have been recalled due to a fire hazard. I know that many of you have dehumidifiers in your collection and work spaces, so this may be relevant to you. The link with information and instructions is: https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier
Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!
Just because your organization doesn’t have a role in emergency management doesn’t mean it won’t be called on to act in a dire situation. Increasing episodes in public areas such as nightclubs, malls, and other gathering places have shown it’s a good idea for private sector groups to know a bit about staying safe. The Department of Homeland Security has the tools to do just that—learn how to connect with public safety officials, plan for a variety of scenarios, and train employees to respond if the unthinkable does happen. For more information on this resource, please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/hometown-security
Endangered Heritage: EmergencyEvacuation of Heritage Collections, a practical handbook available for free download.
Built upon years of experience and real-life situations, this publication offers a field-tested, simple workflow for the emergency evacuation of valuable objects that is easy to replicate in any context.
A multi-purpose guide, it is created with a variety of users in mind, with simple language and layout intended for heritage personnel, emergency responders and civilians alike. It offers guidance on when and how to intervene to protect endangered heritage, its illustrations and charts helping readers to understand quickly and begin working.
For more information about this publication and the work of ICCROM - the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, please visit: http://www.iccrom.org/free-publication-on-emergency-evacuation-of-collections/