Tool Kit

The Alliance for Response Tool Kit contains resources to help plan Alliance for Response (AFR) forums, build relationships with emergency responders, identify allies to develop local assistance networks, engage your network, and help find support to sustain local disaster networks.


Find program agendas and templates, tips for connecting with the emergency management community, project ideas, and funding sources. Even if you’re not involved in Alliance for Response, we hope you’ll pick up some useful tips and ideas on protecting the cultural and historic resources in your community. You might even be inspired to host an Alliance for Response forum in your community!


If you are interested in hosting an Alliance for Response kick-off forum, contact Jessica Unger.


The following Tool Kit components furnish valuable advice, guidance, and resources:


Leadership Events

Heritage Preservation has convened two major events to help steering committees strengthen local networks and learn how to build more strategic partnerships with emergency managers. The proceedings of two National Leadership Institutes and a Leadership Roundtable provide an in-depth look at both the successes of and the challenges that face local disaster networks.