Emergency Response & Recovery Resources

California State Emergency Response: Power Outage and Fire Response Resources
Resources to help Californians impacted by the unique challenges brought on by wildfire and power shutoffs.

CalOES Wildfire Recovery Resources
Statewide wildfire recovery resources

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Disaster Preparedness and Response Resorces
In support of organizations that find themselves in the path of a potential disaster AAM has compiled a
list of resources to help prepare and recover.

“After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures”
An article from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA)

Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute Disaster Resources
The Smithsonian Institution has compiled a few references to help preserve collections after a disaster.

American Institute for Conservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App
The Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel has been used by museums, libraries, and archives around the world for salvaging artifacts after a disaster. 

 

Disaster Assistance/Response

California Preservation Program – Disaster Assistance
888-905-7737 (emergency response hotline)

American Institute for Conservation's National Heritage Responders
202-661-8068
 
Balboa Art Conservation Center
619-236-9702

Cleanup Services (water/smoke damage mitigation):
BELFOR
800-856-3333 (24/7 Emergency Hotline)
Hayward office: 510-785-3473 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 888-543-3473
Los Angeles office: 714-632-7685 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 800-421-4112
San Diego office: 858-847-9886 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 866-421-4144

Polygon
800-I-CAN-DRY (422-6379)

Walk-in Freezer Rental (water damage mitigation):
Polar Leasing Company, Inc 
877-260-7903 (Sales)
877-428-2532 (Service)
 

Freeze Drying:
BELFOR
800-856-3333 (24/7 Emergency Hotline)
Hayward office: 510-785-3473 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 888-543-3473
Los Angeles office: 714-632-7685 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 800-421-4112
San Diego office: 858-847-9886 / 24/7 Emergency Number: 866-421-4144

Document Reprocessors
800-437-9464 (24 Hour Disaster Line)
650-401-7711 (West Coast Facility, Burlingame)

Mold/Bacteria Testing:
RestCon Environmental
888-617-3266 (toll-free)
916-736-1134 (Sacramento office)

Do you know of other resources that should be listed here? Contact Lacey Lieberthal at admin@calmuseums.org or 831-471-9970 x101.