Wednesday, August 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Every year there are major news stories about fires in cultural heritage institutions or the wildfires threatening them. With the recent incident at Notre Dame fresh in our minds, join Donia Conn to learn about the nature of fire, what can do at your institution to prevent fire, and how to mitigate the impact of a fire. She will cover the chemistry and mechanics of fire, how it spreads, and how a fire department works when they are on site to fight a fire. With this knowledge, participants will gain insight into how their building layout, storage areas, and landscaping affect fire vulnerability. The webinar will enable you to have a more knowledgeable conversation with your local fire department as you build a good working relationship and improve their preparedness to fight a fire at your institution. We will go over how to assess your institution for fire safety and how to create a checklist of problems to correct in order to be as fire ready as possible.
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