Posts Tagged ‘ICS’
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.
A Webinar and Live Chat Event
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Every cultural repository needs two management structures: the day-to-day, business-as-usual hierarchy, and a “supercharged” management structure that takes over temporarily during a crisis or whenever events threaten to overwhelm normal business routines. Emergency responders have used just such a supercharged structure for years: the Incident Command System (ICS). Whether you are preparing for fires and floods—or planning a major public event—the Incident Command System is a proven management tool that safeguards lives, property, and priceless collections. Learn how to put it to use at your organization!
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Training on the Incident Command System, followed by discussion
HERA met on Friday, May 20th, 2011, at the Georgia Archives for a discussion about the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Intergovernmental Preparedness of Essential Records (IPER) project. Guest speakers included David Carmicheal, Director of the Georgia Archives, who covered ICS training for cultural institutions, the subject of his newest book; and Irene VanBavel, Program Officer for IPER, who reported on the nation-wide successes of this project.
On April 25, the Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) held free training for local cultural institutions on the Incident Command System. The Incident Command System (ICS) is an effective way to manage the response to a disaster, but it also can be used to manage any situation where lives or property might be at risk. The Incident Command System has been used across our county from major moving operations to natural disasters. It doesn’t require a large-scale disaster to implement. Many organizations will use this system in their event planning for local festivals or other public events.
HERA members participated in Incident Command System (ICS) training at the Atlanta History Center.