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!

January's Resource
Armed conflicts and natural disasters causing deliberate or collateral damage to cultural heritage are more prominent than ever. To help strengthen efforts to save collections from imminent threats, ICCROM and UNESCO have joined forces to produce 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/