Writing Disaster Plans

Writing Disaster Plans & COOPs

dPlan: dPlan is a free online tool that will help you simplify the process of writing a disaster plan. Enter information about your institution using the comprehensive fill-in-the-blank template. This template will guide you through the steps necessary for effective disaster planning.

Building An Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions:   A guide to planning geared specifically to cultural institutions rather than physical built fabric.  Features case studies and information for specific teams within an organization. (pdf book from Getty Conservation Institute)

Disaster plans: tools for creating a disaster plan

Artsready.org: ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.

Continuity of Operations Plans: basic information from FEMA: When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential.

Members can also download the SHER COOP presentation in the box to the right. This is the presentation given by our CEMA partners at the September 2012 meeting.

“What Are Vital Records? How Do We Protect Them?” pamphlet from the Association of Records Managers and Administrators available for purchase in packs of 25

Prepare My Business: helping small businesses continue after disasters

Small Business Administration: disaster planning and recovery from SBA

Rescuing Business Records; A Disaster Planning Guide for Small Businesses by David W. Carmicheal- available for purchase