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The most comprehensive disaster plans cover the four facets of the emergency management cycle: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery, which correspond to before, during, and after a disaster.

If you have been meaning to write a disaster plan but your efforts have stalled, the webinar recordings and course materials found below will help you establish the crucial first steps following a disaster.

The Pocket Response Plan, or PReP, developed by the Council of State Archivists and customizable by all institution types, was featured as a resource that will help you respond when not if disaster strikes.

This course followed Risk Evaluation: First Step in Disaster Planning, which provided an overview of the disaster planning process. This course is a part of the Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures Today series.

Course: Protecting Your Collections: Writing a Disaster Response Plan

Produced by: AASLH, IMLS, Heritage Preservation