Emergency Resources

SEE ALSO: Disaster Recovery page

Private businesses listed below are representative experts, service providers and suppliers for libraries, archives and museums in the event of an emergency. A listing here is not to be considered an endorsement of specific products or services by the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists or its Board of Directors.

Be sure to get to know your local First Responders (Fire Department, Police, Emergency Managers) and local emergency services and suppliers (rental companies, hardware stores, wet carpet and floor response) that may not be listed below. These firms can sometimes respond more quickly to an emergency than specialized companies. Check your local yellow pages. However, be careful using anyone but specialists in treating or working around collections.

“Experts,” “Services.” and “Suppliers” are categories corresponding to the national Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Database. Colorado or Wyoming may not have many specialized recovery services and supplies so be sure to check the national database if you do not find what you need.

If you discover that any contact information needs to be updated or you know of a resource that should be added please contact srmapreservation@srmarchivists.org.





Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC)
RAAC Disaster Planning and Response Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Region VIII (CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, UT) office: Denver Federal Center
Building 710, Box 25267
Denver, CO 80255-02674404

If Governor has declared emergency: 303.235.4900

FEMA’s Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Program

History Colorado

Heritage Preservation
1012 14th St. NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005

Disaster Response Wheel and Field Guide for Emergency Services. Additional information resources. Coordinates communication after large emergencies.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1717 K Street NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20006

Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response


See also Full Service Providers for collections specific emergencies. A water emergency anywhere can become a collections emergency if not treated quickly. Get to know local restoration companies including such national franchises as Service Master and ServePro, but be cautious if engaging these companies in collections restoration.

See also: Services, Supplies and Suppliers page