Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Alliance for Response

Alliance for Response

Alliance for Response is a national program on cultural heritage and disaster management . Through a series of local Forums, it builds bridges between the cultural heritage and emergency response communities before disasters happen.

The Utah Forum met in November 2, 2011, notes and presentations are available from Heritage Preservation.

If you are interested in being part of a mailing list for the Utah Alliance for Response, please use the form on the right.

Resources and Publications

Heritage Preservation is the national organization dedicated to preserving the cultural, historic, and scientific heritage of the United States.  By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists the museums, libraries, archives, organizations, and individuals that care for our endangered heritage.

The Utah Alliance for Response created an Annex for Cultural Property that is part of the State of Utah’s Disaster Plan. Utah is only the third state in the U.S. to pass such legislation making the recovery of cultural property a recognized priority here. This is a significant step forward in terms of planning and response to protect the state’s culturally and artistically significant collections.

The Pocket Response Plan (PReP)™ is a concise document for recording essential information needed by staff in case of a disaster or other emergency. Every person having a response-related assignment should carry a PReP with them at all times. Templates for the PReP are available through the Council of the State Archivists website.

The Great Utah ShakeOut was held in April 2012. Several institutions throughout the Wasatch Front participated in this exercise. The Tabletop Exercise allows for participants to discuss disaster recovery concepts, policies, procedures, and resources as they relate to a catastrophic earthquake. A brochure from the National Disaster Recovery Framework is available for your reference.

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