Heritage Emergency And Response Training

The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be co-sponsoring a three-day Heritage Emergency And Response Training (HEART) from August 27-August 29 at the Maine Cultural Building in Augusta. Sessions will run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily and will provide realistic, hands-on training in damage assessment, rapid documentation, emergency evacuation and salvage, rehousing and storage, crisis communication, team building, and more. Later in the year, a five-part webinar series will build upon the in-person training, reinforcing concepts covered in the August training.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
•    Assess and manage risks to cultural heritage in emergency situations
•    Explore the values associated with cultural heritage and the impact that disasters (natural and man-made) have on these values
•    Improve existing disaster plans at their organization or agency, or on behalf of other organizations or agencies
•    Take preventive actions to reduce disaster risk and improve response
•    Secure, salvage, and stabilize a variety of cultural materials
•    Train and manage a response team to implement effective actions during crises that affect cultural heritage
•    Communicate successfully with the various actors, including the media, involved in an emergency response
•    Identify relevant programs and services that can assist cultural heritage organizations in the event of a disaster
•    Understand how first aid for cultural heritage supports recovery in affected communities and how it fits into the National Planning Frameworks

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Please send any questions or application materials to CERC.Maine@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2019.

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