Saving Our Heritage Public Service Announcement (LPB)
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NCPTT Damage Assessment Tools
Detailed Building and Site Condition Assessment. The Detailed Building and
Site Assessment is a three-page form that may be used to make a more intensive
survey of damaged properties after natural or manmade disasters. The form
requires some knowledge of architectural history and survey techniques in order
to produce the most accurate results. It is intended for use by preservation
Detailed Building and Site Condition Assessment (fp5, zipped. FileMaker Pro
database form. Requires
FileMaker Pro version 6 or higher, Mac or PC.) This electronic version of
the form records information in a FileMaker Pro database.
Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment. A one page form intended for use by teams in the field to rapidly assess the condition of buildings and sites within a disaster region. An emphasis on historic structures is incorporated into the form.
Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment (fp5, zipped. FileMaker Pro database form. Requires FileMaker Pro version 6 or higher, Mac or PC.). This electronic version of the form records information in a FileMaker Pro database.
Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment Instructions. An explanation of how the form was designed and how to use it in the field.
Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment Definitions. Definitions and diagrams of terms used on the form.
Disaster Response Tips for Cemeteries. A detailed set of tips for responding to a disaster in a cemetery, preserving resources, and a list of supplies and sources.
Stopping the Hands of Time: Nine Tips for Cemetery Preservation. Tips on conducting cemetery preservation including restoration resources.
NCPTT Related Products
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -
The lead Federal agency for disaster response, recovery, and mitigation.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force – Provides information on conserving collections and family heirlooms damaged in disasters.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation – Dedicated to saving historic places, revitalizing communities, and disaster recovery.
ICOM Disaster Relief for Museums – Disaster relief information from the International Council of Museums includes a bibliography of damage mitigation and recovery, strategies for building a museum emergency plan, and news about disasters affecting museums around the world.