Emergency Response and Recovery Resources


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

 Emergency Response Online Resources

California State Emergency Response Site (response.ca.gov)

California Arts Council Emergency Preparedness Resources

California Arts Council Disaster Relief Resources

American Alliance of Museums Disaster Preparedness and Response Resources

“After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures”
An article from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA)

Museum Conservation Institute Disaster Resources

American Institute for Conservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App

ArtsReady
Web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations nationwide with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

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
Call for 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

Cleanup Services (water/smoke damage mitigation):
BELFOR
800-856-3333 (24/7 Emergency Hotline)
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
800-I-CAN-DRY (422-6379)

Walk-in Freezer Rental (water damage mitigation):
Polar Leasing Company, Inc 
877-260-7903 (Sales)
877-428-2532 (Service)
 

Freeze Drying:
BELFOR
800-856-3333 (24/7 Emergency Hotline)
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

Document Reprocessors
800-437-9464 (24 Hour Disaster Line)
650-401-7711 (West Coast Facility, Burlingame)

Mold/Bacteria Testing:
RestCon Environmental
888-617-3266 (toll-free)
916-736-1134 (Sacramento office)

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