Posted by: kansaschern | April 10, 2012

MayDay 2012!

Join other cultural heritage institutions across Kansas and the nation by participating in MayDay2012, a national effort to prepare for disasters. MayDay encourages cultural heritage organizations to take one simple step during the month of May to protect the art, artifacts, records, and historic sites they hold in trust.

We can all agree that emergency preparedness is an important topic. However, frustration and difficulty can arise when considering how to get started, move forward or stay on track.

Here are some suggestions!

Get Started

Move Forward

  • If you have a disaster plan, dust it off and bring it up to date.
  • Eliminate hazards such as boxes and furniture in hallways, blocked fire exits, or improper storage of paints and solvents.
  • Identify the three biggest risks to your collection or building (such as a leaking water pipe, heavy snow, or power failure) and outline steps to mitigate them.

Stay on Track

  • Join forces with nearby institutions and develop a protocol for helping each other in case of a disaster. Check out to find other institutions involved in these efforts in your region.
  • Get to know your local firefighters and police. Invite them to tour your institution and give you pointers on safety and preparedness.

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