Security from Loss: Water and Fire Damage, Biological Agents, Theft, and Vandalism

SHERELYN OGDEN

Abstract

WATER AND FIRE DAMAGE


Disaster planning is an important component of overall preservation planning. A disaster plan should cover all hazards, including water and fire, that pose a reasonable threat to collections. A systematically organized, formally written plan enables you to respond efficiently and quickly to an emergency, minimizing danger to staff and damage to collections and the building. Such a plan should cover preventive measures as well as recovery procedures. It should also include a training component. For example, all staff should be shown the location and taught the operation of shut-off valves for water-bearing pipes in buildings where . . .

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