NEWS AND RESOURCES - California Wildfires


Has your museum been affected by the fires? Below are resources for emergency response and recovery.


EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY RESOURCES

Disaster Response Online Resources:

“After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” – Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1452020463438-03d4365a46c620bdd1ad1e854379c237/Fire_FIMA_Fact_Sheet_2015_508.pdf

Museum Conservation Institute - Disaster Resources
https://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/disaster.html

American Institute for Conservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App
http://www.conservation-us.org/emergencies/ers-app#.WeUDrWhSzIU

American Alliance of Museums Disaster Response and Resources:
http://www.aam-us.org/resources/disaster-preparedness-recovery-resources


Disaster Assistance/Response:
California Preservation Program – Disaster Assistance
888/905-7737 (emergency response hotline)
Phone consultation is provided at no charge. If phone consultation is not sufficient, on-site assistance can be arranged at minimal or no charge.

American Institute for Conservation's National Heritage Responders
202-661-8068
Advice, referrals, or to arrange for a volunteer team to complete a damage assessment and help organize salvage operations.

Balboa Art Conservation Center
619-236-9702


Services (water/smoke cleanup/mitigation):
BELFOR
Hayward office: 510.785-3473; 24/7 Emergency Number: 888.543-3473
Los Angeles office: 714.632.7685 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 800.421.4112
San Diego office: 858.847.9886 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 866.421.4144

Polygon (San Francisco District office #505)
800-I-CAN-DRY (422-6379)


Walk in freezer rental (water damage mitigation):
Polar Leasing Company, Inc (Livermore)
877/493-2541 (24/7)
California Distribution Center: (877) 458-7374


Commercial Freezer Storage:
American Portable Storage (Oakland)
Michael McCurley
800/595-0601

Freeze drying:
See BELFOR above

Document Reprocesses (Burlingame)
800/437-9464 (24/7)

Mold/Bacteria Testing:
C&W Environmental (Alameda)
Donald Diel
510/435-9430


Do you know of other resources that should be listed here? Contact Emily Todd at admin@calmuseums.org or 831-471-9970 x101.