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Safeguarding Cultural Properties by Stevan P. Layne

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Chapter 1

Emergency Preparedness

Abstract

This chapter offers guidelines to prepare to deal with disasters or incidents both small and large. The institution needs to be prepared to protect visitors, staff, and others from any threat. Some of the procedures necessary for protecting lives and assets are outlined. Working with emergency response agencies also needs coordination and preparation. Guidelines for forming a better working relationship with these agencies are included. Each institution needs to determine its capabilities to protect and formulate a plan for dealing with crisis. Steps in putting together a plan and formulating a mission based on realistic capabilities are offered. A description of the Incident Command System with a breakdown ...

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