‘Central PA’ Headline Archives
On June 6, 2012, the first statewide meeting of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Response was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting brought together representatives from AFR groups in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia to discuss statewide initiatives and the potential for coordinated activities. The session included presentations by Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation, Amanda Ciampolillo, Acting Regional Environmental Officer for FEMA Region III, and Fred Boylstein, Central Area Director for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). As a result of the meeting’s discussions, action items were developed in the areas of relationship building, collaboration, and sustainability of regional and state AFR initiatives. The group hopes to build upon this successful first meeting and work to have cultural institutions incorporated into statewide emergency plans.
Central PA Alliance for Response’s first meeting of 2011 featured speaker Pam Weeks, State Citizen Corps Program Manager, from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. A summary of the event is available here.
Jamey Harris, Amy Ward, Ronald D. Parr, and Scott DiMarco presented a poster session at the Pennsylvania Library Association meeting. PPT slides on this emergency preparedness and response presentation are available here.
Central Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Response group met on July 8, 2010, at the Cumberland County Historical Society Building. Discussion topics included life safety issues and emergency management collaboration for cultural heritage institutions, a disaster vulnerability survey of the host institution, and a discussion on cooperative regional disaster planning and recovery in Central Pennsylvania. Meeting minutes are available here.