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Disaster Planning and Response

Disasters are all too common in New York State. Each year, records are damaged and information is lost as a result of floods, arson, fires, collapsed roofs, or computer viruses. Participants will complete, as part of the workshop, a draft disaster plan that can become the outline of a final plan focused on the protection of their organization's permanent and vital records.

This workshop will explain:

  • How to judge your organization's risk of experiencing a disaster
  • How to reduce the chances that a disaster will destroy your records
  • How to prepare your organization for a disaster
  • How to respond to a disaster safely and effectively
Workshop Type: Classroom Training
Intended Audience: Historical Records Repositories, Local Governments

Workshop Handouts: PDF icon workshops_handouts_disaster.pdf

Upcoming schedule for this workshop

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Southern Tier West 4039 Route 219  Salamanca, NY 14779
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chenango Town Hall Community Room 1529 NYS Rt. 12 Binghamton, NY 13901

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