Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania


The Alliance for Response Pittsburgh initiative provides a forum for information, cooperation, and communication among emergency management organizations, first responders, and cultural heritage institutions in the greater Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Its aim is to foster a cooperative approach to disaster preparedness, emergency management, and cultural heritage protection.


Counties Serviced: Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland


AFR Pittsburgh Website

AFR Pittsburgh Facebook facebook-icon

AFR Pittsburgh discussion list


Carolyn Friedrich

Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Ashley Cox


Resources developed by AFR Pittsburgh

Membership Application

Committee Position Descriptions

Disaster Supply Cache


Pittsburgh Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

June 4, 2008

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh


Agenda (PDF)

Summary (PDF)

Planning Committee (PDF)

AFR-PGH Fills Spring with Programming

April 15, 2014

AFR-PGH conducted its spring meeting on March 13. Following a presentation (“Housing & Storage for Cultural Heritage: How Do Storage Materials Perform Over Time and […]

Joining Forces: The Alliance for Response Pittsburgh Disaster Preparedness Cache

October 3, 2012

The Pittsburgh chapter of Heritage Preservation’s Alliance for Response decided to build a cache of disaster response supplies to be shared by humanities organizations in […]

Fall AFR Pittsburgh Meeting

November 30, 2011

AFR Pittsburgh held its fall meeting at The Mattress Factory Art Museum. The group toured the museum’s archival storage area and offered advice. In addition, […]

National Leadership Institute in Denver

July 30, 2011

New Steering Committee Chair Miriam Meislik and Marketing/Membership Committee Chair Miranda Nixon attended the Alliance for Response National Leadership Institute in Denver. Read Miranda Nixon’s notes.

Spring AFR Pittsburgh Meeting, Point Park University

May 4, 2011


Pittsburgh Archives