Organizers: FAIC and SHERN
Workshop dates: 5/10-11/2018 AND 11/1-2/2018
Candidates are now being sought to participate in the Seattle Heritage Responders training funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please note that this FREE training is only available to residents of Washington State.
An online application form and additional information about the program are available here: http://www.conservation-us.org/emergencies/seattle-heritage-responders
This training, organized by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) in collaboration with Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network (SHERN), will equip participants with the skills to respond to emergency in cultural centers, museums, libraries, special collections, archives, and historic sites in the greater Seattle area.
Participants are required to:
- Complete FEMA’s IS-100.B: Introduction to the Incident Command System (est. 3 hours)
- Complete Connecting to Collection Care’s Disaster Planning Course (est. 7.5 hours)
- Attend a two-day workshop on May 10-11 at the Seattle Art Museum (est. 16 hours)
- Complete an 8-part webinar series on salvage techniques during summer 2018 (est. 8-12 hours)
- Attend a two-day workshop on November 1-2 at the University of Washington (est. 16 hours)
The training will educate participants on a variety of topics, including:
- Hazards present in the Seattle area
- Incident Command System
- Health and Safety issues during and after a disaster
- Emergency conservation techniques
- Conducting facility damage assessments
- Disaster recordkeeping
FAIC established the National Heritage Responders in 2007, and in the past 10 years over 100 volunteers have provided vital disaster services by phone, email, and in person. Recognizing that locally-based expertise is vital for longer-term response and recovery, FAIC is offering regional response team training in disaster-prone areas.
The Seattle Heritage Responders training will be based on curriculum used for the National Heritage Responders team, including damage assessment exercises and a disaster response scenario.
On completion of the workshop and proof of compliance with the additional requirements, participants will receive a Seattle Heritage Responders ID badge and a team safety vest. Participants will be asked to make an effort to respond, when requested, to disasters that jeopardize Seattle’s art and cultural community.
Selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis. Online application form and additional information about the program are available here: http://www.conservation-us.org/emergencies/seattle-heritage-responders
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that advance the conservation profession nationally and internationally while promoting understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC atwww.conservation-us.org/foundation
If you have further questions, contact Stephanie Lamson, who chairs the Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network Chair in addition to serving as Director of Preservation Services at University of Washington Libraries – firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-543-4890.