Posts Tagged ‘HERA’

HERA Atlanta’s MayDay 2015 Program

Posted on: May 21st, 2015 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Atlanta, GA

In honor of MayDay, HERA (Heritage Emergency Response Alliance) in Atlanta put together an excellent program on planning and wet salvage. After hearing a talk from AIC-CERT responder Ann Frellsen, participants split into groups of five for a wet salvage exercise. The activity tested participants on their ability to implement the Incident Command System, as well as their skills in putting their resources to best use. Read more about the excellent program on HERA’s website.

HERA Marks MayDay with a Salvage Workshop

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Atlanta, GA

Every year, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. Next month, the AFR Atlanta network, HERA (Heritage Emergency Response Alliance), will mark MayDay with an all-day wet salvage recovery workshop at the Georgia Archives. This hands-on workshop, taught by collections conservator and AIC-CERT member Ann Frellsen, will give participants experience in dealing with the aftermath of water damage and the recovery of waterlogged materials. Visit HERA’s website for more information.


Beginning this year, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC), is leading the charge to get organizations to do one thing for emergency preparedness. In the works are disaster preparedness tips and a free May 1 Connecting to Collections Care webinar, “What Next? Emergency Response and Recovery for Small and Mid-sized Institutions.”


Visit the new home of the MayDay initiative for more information. Join the MayDay Movement!

Update on Hancock Courthouse Fire

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Lori Foley | AFR, Atlanta, GA

As HERA reported in mid-August, the fire continued to burn for another week due to a deposit of coal in the basement of the courthouse. Hancock County officials, architects, and disaster recovery experts completed initial damage assessments last week. For a description of the damage and plans for moving forward, visit HERA’s blog – and sign up, too!


HERA and SHER work on an MOA

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Atlanta, GA

In May the Atlanta Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA) plans to participate in the statewide exercise Hurrex 2014. They are working with an ESF-11 coordinator to draft injects related to cultural collections for the drill. Over the summer, their Education Committee is planning to organize a program for the network.

The HERA team is currently working with the Savannah Heritage Emergency Response (SHER) network on developing a memorandum of agreement. Both groups have now approved the text and are awaiting final approval from membership.