Beyond the Plan: Maintaining a Culture of Preparedness
This webinar will outline practical every day strategies for maintaining a culture of preparedness and avoiding common pitfalls that lead to unusable emergency plans and difficult responses.
1. Planning beyond every day hazards (secondary disasters, Natech, and other complications)
2. Avoiding the pitfalls of so-called "fantasy documents"
3. Engaging and building relationships with first responders that extend beyond the mutual aid agreement
Assistant Director for Archives and Collections
Valerie Marlowe is the Assistant Director for Archives and Collections at the Disaster Research Center. Valerie is responsible for strategic oversight of DRC collections and archival holdings, including the E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection, which currently holds over 125,000 items, including historic research data and other disaster-related documents and publications. Valerie's research and practical work primarily focuses on issues related to how disaster-related archives, collections, and other forms of cultural heritage are created and maintained, and what "big picture" organizational processes influence the assembling and stewardship of these important collections.