A Biloxi first responder coaches Arts Industry Director and ADA Coordinator in a CPR demo.
For an institution to respond safely and quickly in the event of an emergency, a plan must already be in place. There are numerous resources available online to aid cultural institutions small and large in developing a plan.
There are three key aspects to emergency preparedness to consider:
In order to establish a framework for assistance in the aftermath of an emergency, it is essential to develop strategic partnerships within various departments in large institutions, as well as with local first responders, neighboring institutions, preservation providers and other organizations nationally and internationally. This will contribute to good communication, training, and collaboration.
Here are five tips for emergency preparedness for cultural organizations:
Find more information on emergency preparedness for arts organizations.
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