Presentation on theme: "California Alliance for Response Challenges to Emergency Response at Cultural Centers Balboa Park, San Diego Thursday, September 21, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
California Alliance for Response Challenges to Emergency Response at Cultural Centers Balboa Park, San Diego Thursday, September 21, 2006
Tips for Panel Members Objective of this panel; provide the audience with a basic understanding of your role in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Begin dialog; give them food for thought, give sound-bite response. Encourage them to follow-up with you after the panel Remember this audience does not have a uniform understanding of emergency response or special issues involving cultural collections Refrain from using acronyms or agency jargon (EOC, REOC, IC, OIC, SAIC, OA, PIO, NIMS, ICP, JIC, etc..) Refrain from using acronyms or agency jargon (EOC, REOC, IC, OIC, SAIC, OA, PIO, NIMS, ICP, JIC, etc..)
Emergency Management California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Federal National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS)
The fifth phase of emergency management… "This chart depicting the agencies responsibilities in the event of a disaster....It begins with a response to a disaster, leads to recovery, mitigation, risk reduction, prevention, preparedness...(dramatic pause) and ends up BACK IN DISASTER!" "In truth, FEMA did exactly what they said they were going to do." Jon Stewart
All hazards approach Naturally Occurring Human Induced IntentionalUnintentional FireTheft Software/Hardware failure Earthquake Workplace Violence Power failure Flood/Tsunami Bomb Threat Human error EpidemicFire/Arson Gas outage Power Failure Fraud/ Embezzlement Water outage High Winds Cyber crime HVAC system failure SnowstormTerrorism Accidental damage to assets
Leading cause of fire in libraries is arson (40%) followed by electrical (20%) & other equipment (16%) Leading cause of fire in museums is electrical (25%), followed by arson (18%) & other equipment (19%) National Fire Protection Association. NFPA Code 909: Protection of Cultural Resources Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, 2005 Why Arson?
Coordinating media interaction Media response Risk of contradicting statements Need for Joint Information Centers
What we want to communicate Who, what, where, when, why, how Life safety What to do Where to go Where NOT to go How and when we will provide updates
Mitigation & Preparedness Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition
Sample questions to panel members What do you suggest as best practices to mitigate and prepare for a potential act of arson or other act in protest of the exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the National History Museum? What resources can your agency or organization provide to assist a cultural center prepare for this, or any potential emergency? From your perspective, what are some of the challenges to engaging emergency preparedness efforts? What are your views on methods to overcome these challenges?
Sample questions to panel members To all panel members: what would your agency or organization be doing in a situation like this? To first responder and cultural center representative: You have just arrived on scene, what are your top priorities? What can someone who is not familiar with your responsibilities do to assist you? What do you most need to do your job?
Sample questions to panel members To all panel members: what would your agency or organization be doing in the immediate aftermath of an incident like this? From your perspective, what are the long term recovery issues?
Conclusion Moderator will: Sum up main themes and continuing challenges presented during discussion. Prompt panel members to offer views on suggested next steps. Encourage participants and panel members to talk after this panel, trade business cards and continue this effort. Close by asking the audience to thank the members of the panel.