Posts Tagged ‘survey’

AFR Miami September Meeting

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

Alliance for Response Miami met on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The meeting included discussion of the preparedness survey results, the status of the newly developed bylaws, updates from the national Alliance for Response program, and a report on the Florida Association of Museums presentation. The meeting notes are available to view here.

Southeast Florida Art and Cultural Community Preparedness Survey

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

AFR Miami distributed a survey to members of the art and cultural community in southeast Florida to learn more about their preparedness level and needs. You can view the survey results here.

2015 Southeastern Florida Art and Cultural Community Emergency Preparedness Survey

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

The 2015 Art and Cultural Emergency Preparedness Survey has been created to determine the level of preparedness within the community for emergencies and disasters. The results of this survey will allow the Alliance to address strengths and weaknesses and create a more resilient art and cultural community.

 

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here. Responses are needed by April 30th.

 

 

San Diego County Cultural and Historic Resources

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by Jessica Unger | AFR, California

The San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) hosted meetings of the San Diego County Cultural and Historic Resources (SDCCHR) group on November 11, 2012, and January 17, 2013, to learn more about county emergency operations in relation to disaster response and recovery for libraries, museums, and all cultural and historic resources in the region. The SDCCHR group strives to be as inclusive as possible and a broad definition of CHR has been endorsed.

The January meeting held at the San Diego County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) included a briefing on the EOC and its relationship to local, State and Federal EOCs, requests for resources, the Standardized Emergency Management System, and the National Incident Management System, as well as the various functions served by the EOC. With a basic understanding of the big picture, the majority of the meeting was focused on the role CHR will have when the EOC is activated, how to convey institutional emergency resource needs to the EOC, and how a survey of county CHR will be used. The SDCCHR survey was discussed at the meeting with countywide rollout starting in late January. Several scenario situations were presented to help visualize how to interact with the EOC and how the survey information will be used. A Google Group has been established for the SDCCHR and will be used as a communication tool for CHR.

August 2010: Follow-up survey to 2009 Denver kick-off forum

Posted on: September 28th, 2010 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Denver, CO

In August 2010, a survey was created and sent to the 85 participants of the Denver Alliance for Response Forum held at the Denver Public Library on September 25, 2009. The AFR Denver Advisory Committee sent the survey to attendees and their organizations in order to discover what has happened since the forum. The results, reported here, have been shared with all attendees and advisory committee members to help in planning next steps.

In conclusion, there is much more to do, but it appears as though the Forum had a strong and positive impact in the community. Since the Forum there have been two WESTPAS workshops in Colorado and both have been well attended. The partnerships that are in their infancy will need additional coordinated nurturing and it will be up to the Advisory Committee to come up with some creative ways to continue raising the profile of disaster planning and response in the Denver metro area. Disasters like the Four Mile canyon fire in the Boulder area over Labor Day weekend offer compelling, immediate opportunities to raise awareness and may be useful in spurring institutions to action—with the right promotion.

 

Follow-up survey to 2009 kick-off forum

Posted on: August 30th, 2010 by Jessica Unger | Denver, CO

In August 2010, a survey was created and sent to the 85 participants of the Denver Alliance for Response Forum held at the Denver Public Library on September 25, 2009. The AFR Denver Advisory Committee sent the survey to attendees and their organizations in order to discover what has happened since the forum. The results, reported here, have been shared with all attendees and advisory committee members to help in planning next steps.

In conclusion, there is much more to do, but it appears as though the Forum had a strong and positive impact in the community. Since the Forum there have been two WESTPAS workshops in Colorado and both have been well attended. The partnerships that are in their infancy will need additional coordinated nurturing and it will be up to the Advisory Committee to come up with some creative ways to continue raising the profile of disaster planning and response in the Denver metro area. Disasters like the Four Mile canyon fire in the Boulder area over Labor Day weekend offer compelling, immediate opportunities to raise awareness and may be useful in spurring institutions to action—with the right promotion.

 

 

SHER Updates

Posted on: May 25th, 2010 by Jessica Unger | Savannah, GA

SHER held a workshop entitled “Partners in Preparedness: Cultural Heritage Sites and the Emergency Response Community” at the Chatham County Hurricane Conference on May 24th, 2010. The workshop featured Lori Foley, Vice President for Emergency Programs with Heritage Preservation. SHER was represented at Heritage Preservation’s 2010 Leadership Forum in Philadelphia and will be featured again at the Forum on Denver in 2011. Lori provided up-to-date insights on the effectiveness of Alliances between the cultural heritage community and emergency management personnel based on the many recent incidents around the country. Following the workshop there was a breakout planning session to discuss what actions need to be taken this year to facilitate preparedness and disaster recovery plans for the cultural community in Chatham County.

 

Because of the collaboration between SHER and the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, SHER volunteers who have completed training will work at the Emergency Operations Center during a disaster event. This provides an opportunity for SHER volunteers to alert staff of cultural heritage sites who have evacuated to damage that may have occurred at their sites. This advance knowledge will enable staff to implement their disaster and recovery plans and make provisions for repairs and/or salvage operations.

 

This system only works if contact information is current and updated annually. For this reason we are asking you to resubmit your SHER membership form. Please complete and return the membership document at your earliest possible convenience.

 

In addition to the membership form there is a survey requesting you to give us feedback about the kind of training and information you would like. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.