ICOM

Advanced Search                   
 

What is ICOM

Governing Bodies

Committees

Become a member

  Activities
  Committees Calendar
  International Museum Day
  General Conferences
  Fighting Illicit Traffic
  Capacity Building
  Community Involvement
  Cultural Tourism
  Intangible Heritage
  Risk Management

Resources












 
  CONTACT US
  SITE MAP
  DISCUSSION LIST
 


 

Guidelines for Disaster Preparedness in Museums

 

ACTION GUIDE 12C
Emergency calling or notification guide for museums and other cultural institutions

 Notice: posted at a location well known to the staff

1.0 Emergency manager and team members
1.1 Emergency command center location
1.2 Emergency/disaster plan copies storage location
1.3 Date that it was last updated

2.0 Internal notification list, with name, office telephone or intercom, home telephone, and address, and when to contact
2.1 Director
2.2 Press and legal
2.3 Buildings and grounds
2.4 Emergencies or loss
2.5 Collection damage

3.0 External telephone calling list, with number for emergency and number for information and investigation, and when to contact
3.1 Fire
3.2 Police
3.3 Medical ambulance
3.4 Nearest hospital
3.5 Poison control
3.6 Bomb squad
3.7 Civil defense office
3.8 Nearest shelter and capacity
3.9 Nearest supplies
3.10 Nearest communication

4.0 Evacuation services, with personal name, company name, work telephone, home telephone, how to pay, and when to contact
4.1 Buses - short notice
4.2 Large vans/movers
4.3 Special equipment/vehicles

5.0 Emergency utility services, with personal name, company name, work telephone, home telephone, how to pay, and when to contact
5.1 Plumber
5.2 Electrician
5.3 Heating
5.4 Gas/oil
5.5 Ventilation/air conditioning/fans
5.6 Cleanup service
5.7 Construction/tarpaulins
5.8 Telephone/intercom repair
5.9 Electrical power repair
5.10 Emergency lighting or generators
5.11 Water department
5.12 Emergency pumps
5.13 Sewer
5.14 Rubbish removal

6.0 Emergency security and conservation, with personal name, company name, work telephone, home telephone, how to pay, and when to contact
6.1 Emergency guard or attendant services
6.2 Alarm services
6.3 Boarding-up
6.4 Local conservator
6.5 Nearest laboratory
6.6 Nearby institution
6.7 Nearby refrigeration/freeze-drying

From Guidelines for Cultural Protection Resources of On Guard - Security is Everybody's Business, Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1983.

Back to Guidelines for Disaster Preparedness in Museums

 

 
 
   
Updated: 10 June 2005