AFR NEWS BRIEFS

 

Explore the accomplishments of the Alliance for Response program during its time at Heritage Preservation – from 2003 to 2015. These Alliance for Response network News Briefs, Heritage Preservation Update newsletter articles, and news releases highlight AFR milestones large and small.

 

 

April 2015 AFR News Brief:
Heritage Preservation programs transition to FAIC

August 2014 AFR News Brief:
AFR launches new website; Heritage Preservation holds Preparedness Month sale

April 2014 AFR News Brief:
HERA and SHER work to develop a MOA; the Texas networks in Dallas and Galveston/Houston merge to form TX-CERA

October 2013 AFR News Brief:
Launch of the Northwest Pennsylvania network; launch of the Miami network

August 2013 Tribute:
Jane Long, longtime champion of emergency preparedness and creator of Alliance for Response, passed away in July

June 2013 AFR News Brief:
Launch of the Twin Cities network; AFR NYC received a two-year grant, “Improving Cultural Heritage Emergency Preparedness & Response”; the Denver AFR network becomes the Colorado Cultural and Historic Resources Alliance (CCAHRA)

January 2013 AFR News Brief:
Popular ERS app now available for Android; Portland AFR holds an all-day forum on “Water, Wind, Weather: Preparing for the Next Catastrophic Storm”; Boston’s COSTEP MA launched its new website

November 2012 AFR News Brief:
Heritage Preservation awarded $15,000 by the New York Community Trust to assist Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in coordination with Alliance for Response New York City (AFR NYC)

June – July 2012 AFR News Brief:
Statewide meeting of the Pennsylvania AFR networks; Savannah Heritage Emergency Response (SHER) held a summer meeting called “What I Learned at Hurricane Camp”

February – April 2012 AFR News Brief:
The Emergency Response and Salvage wheel is available as a mobile application; AFR Pittsburgh launched its website

November 2011 – January 2012 AFR News Brief:
Launch of the Utah network; AFR NYC held an event called “Have You Planned for and Considered the Cost of Implementing Your Emergency Plan?”

July – September 2011 AFR News Brief:
AFR National Leadership Institute in Denver; Launch of the Galveston–Houston network

June 2011 AFR News Brief:
AFR New York City member organizations have been invited by the NYC Office of Emergency Management to join OEM’s Partners in Preparedness program

March – May 2011 AFR News Brief:
Atlanta’s Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA) and North Carolina’s Triangle Area Cultural Response Network (TACREN) both hosted spring workshops to train cultural institutions about the Incident Command System (ICS)

January – February 2011 AFR News Brief:
Lori Foley succeeds Jane Long as Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation; Launch of Portland AFR

February 2011 News Release:
Lori Foley to Lead Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation, succeeds Jane Long after twenty years

November – December 2010 AFR News Brief:
AFR National Leadership Institute held in Philadelphia; new collaborative disaster network, SHERN, formed out of AFR Seattle

October – November 2010 AFR News Brief:
COSTEP MA launched a new website; the Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) launched a hot line for area cultural organizations to call when a disaster damages their collections

October 2010 News Release:
“Saving the Past for the Future: Integrating Heritage into Local Plans” program presented at the International Association of Emergency Managers conference

July – August 2010 AFR News Brief:
Launch of TACREN, the Triangle Area Cultural Response Emergency Network; Ohio Alliance for Response held a half-day symposium called “Digital Media: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery”

Summer 2010 Update Article #1:
Savannah Alliance for Response formally organized under the name Savannah Heritage Emergency Response (SHER)

Summer 2010 Update Article #2:
New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Ohio AFR networks held meetings

May – June 2010 AFR News Brief:
SHER (Savannah Heritage Emergency Response) was invited to staff a workstation at the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center; New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Ohio AFR networks held meetings

April 2010 Update Article:
Following their Fall 2009 forums, the newest Alliance for Response alumni have announced programs for 2010, including Vermont, Raleigh, Denver, and Savannah

April 2010 AFR News Brief:
Following their Fall 2009 forums, the newest Alliance for Response alumni have announced programs for 2010, including Vermont, Raleigh, Denver, and Savannah; National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants information was released

January 2010 Update Article:
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Heritage Preservation a two-year grant for Alliance for Response

January 2010 Update Article #1:
Launch of the Savannah network

January 2010 Update Article #2:
Raleigh fire chief cites the value of cultural expertise in emergencies; Triangle Alliance for Response forum at the Raleigh Museum of Art

January 2010 Update Article #3:
Central Pennsylvania Alliance for Response experimented with a different model to launch cooperative efforts with emergency responders

December 2009 AFR News Brief:
Launch of network in Raleigh; Launch of network in Savannah; launch of network in Harrisburg

October 2009 AFR News Brief:
Launch of network in Denver

October 2009 Update Article #1:
AFR kick-off forum held at the Denver Public Library

October 2009 Update Article #2:
AFR kick-off forum held in Woodstock, Vermont

September 2009 AFR News Brief:
Launch of network in Vermont

August 2009 AFR News Brief:
Four forums scheduled for 2009: Vermont, Denver, Triangle, Savannah

Summer 2009 Update Article:
The Cultural Emergency Management Team (CEMT) in Boston made strides toward becoming fully integrated into official emergency management systems; Ohio Alliance for Response sponsored a panel session on fire suppression and mitigation

Spring 2009 Update Article:
Discussion of what makes forums compelling, how to engage emergency responders, and where to find resources to sustain local networks made available as audio recording

Winter 2009 Update Article:
Alliance for Response holds a leadership roundtable; plans are developed to improve the tool kit on the AFR website

Fall 2008 Update Article:
Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh AFR networks hold meetings

Summer 2008 Update Article:
Launch of the Pittsburgh network

Spring 2008 Update Article:
Atlanta’s network met four times per year; Philadelphia held a disaster plan writing retreat; Boston created subcommittees to accomplish tasks

Fall 2007 Update Article:
New network in Atlanta network, the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA)

Summer 2007 Update Article #1:
Launch of the Philadelphia network

Summer 2007 Update Article #2:
The Atlanta network (HERA) holds two follow-up meetings to their kick off forum

Spring 2007 Update Article #1:
Launch of the Atlanta network, HERA (Heritage Emergency Response Alliance)

Spring 2007 Update Article #2:
Forums planned for four cities in California; New York City holds a series of workshops

Fall 2006 Update Article:
Forums held in four California cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco

Summer 2006 Update Article:
Launch of network in Seattle

Winter 2006 Update Article #1:
Forums planned for the southeast, Illinois, Seattle, and four cities in California; Dallas forum led to the creation of START (State of Texas Alliance for Response Taskforce)

Winter 2006 Update Article #2:
Boston’s Cultural Emergency Management team (CEMT) held a follow-up forum to solidify bonds of first event

November 2004 AFR News Brief:
Events held in Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, and New York

Winter 2005 Update Article:
Launch of the New York City network

Spring 2004 Update Article:
Events held in Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, and New York

Winter 2004 Update Article:
The three initial Forums have also sparked a good deal of interest outside the host cities

Preservation Spotlight 2003:
AFR one-day programs are tailored to help an emerging disaster response network become a successful model of cooperation

March 2003 News Release:
Heritage Preservation launched a new Task Force initiative called Alliance for Response; four events scheduled to take place in Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, and New York