The Disaster Preparedness workshop, offered by the Archives Society of Alberta and the Flood Advisory Programme, was held in Calgary at the Hyatt Regency from September 21st – 22nd 2016. It aimed to provide registrants with information on disaster preparedness that is not covered at traditional disaster preparedness courses and workshops.
The workshop offered a combination of presentations and hands-on activities. This included learning how to propose and write a business continuity plan for a department or organization; disaster psychology preparation and coping mechanisms; case studies exemplifying equipment offered by BELFOR Canada; and how to prepare for evacuating collections, and handle wet records.
A big thank you to all who attended, we hope to see you in the future at other ASA events. In hopes that this workshop may assist people working in the heritage field beyond the two days it was offered, select information from the presentations has been made available on the Flood Advisory Programme’s webpage. Please click here to prepare for a disaster in your archives.
This workshop was possible due to funding and support from Alberta Culture and Tourism.