New York City


Alliance for Response NYC was established in 2004 as a local volunteer organization focused on connecting emergency responders with representatives of the cultural heritage community. Our goal is to strengthen mitigation and response capabilities of the NYC cultural heritage and arts communities through training opportunities, fostering of local planning efforts, and improved dialogue and partnerships. AFR NYC comprises a cross-section of public and private individuals, businesses, agencies, and institutions interested in the preservation of New York City’s cultural holdings.


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Elizabeth Nunan and Derya Kovey


Resources developed by AFR NYC

Membership Application


Mission Statement

“Have You Planned for and Considered the Cost of Implementing Your Emergency Plan?” (PDF)

Heritage Response Team


New York City Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

October 27, 2004

The Jewish Museum


Agenda (PDF)

Summary (PDF)

Planning Committee (PDF)

Stormproofing the City

November 25, 2014

Is New York City ready for future natural disasters? That’s the question posed in this series by The Guardian, where experts share their knowledge of […]

AFR NYC Co-sponsors Event at UN

July 25, 2014

On September 23, 2014, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will convene world leaders for a Climate Change Summit at UN Headquarters. In recognition of […]

Join Alliance for Response NYC in becoming a 2014 Partner in Preparedness!

June 13, 2014

This program presents an excellent opportunity to highlight your organization’s commitment to the safety and well-being of your employees and their families. Join OEM and […]

NYC AFR Continues Efforts on Action Plan

April 15, 2014

With generous support from the New York Community Trust, AFR NYC is currently at work on a two-year action plan that focuses on: developing a […]

NYC AFR Two-Year Initiative Funded by New York Community Trust

October 30, 2013

With generous funding from the New York Community Trust (NYCT), Heritage Preservation and Alliance for Response NYC have launched a two-year initiative to develop key […]

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