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Free Regional Course on Emergency Preparedness


From March 2021 - June 2021, NEDCC is providing free emergency preparedness training for South Carolina cultural heritage organizations sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

By attending this unique training series, you will—over a period of a few short months—prepare your organization to protect cultural heritage materials during the next disaster.

Participants will:

  • Create a basic disaster plan and stress test it
  • Receive instruction in risk assessment and mitigation, emergency preparedness and response, and related emergency planning topics
  • Acquire hands-on experience with salvage techniques for damaged collections
  • Build relationships with the institutions nearest you (e.g. to collaborate on policy building and supply purchases)
  • Have the opportunity to work together to protect the cultural heritage of your region

Who Should Attend

This course is open to individual associated with South Carolina cultural heritage organizations, county government departments and personnel, and offices involved with emergency management and public safety.


There is no cost to attend, but you must register to reserve a seat. Seats are limited to 33 registrants per region. When you register, select a region to train with institutions in your area:

Course Components

Please plan to attend all workshops and webinars in the course, as they build on one another.


South Carolina

South Carolina

Lowcountry & Pee Dee
South Carolina


  Tues, 3/23/2021
  2pm - 4pm

  Fri, 3/26/2021
  2pm - 4pm

  Tues, 3/30/2021
  2pm - 4pm  

  Webinar #1

Tues, 4/6/2021, 2pm - 4pm

  Webinar #2

Tues, 4/13/2021, 2pm - 4pm

  Webinar #3

Tues, 4/27/2021, 2pm - 4pm


 Wed, 5/12/2021
9am - 1pm

  Wed, 5/19/2021
9am - 1pm

Fri, 5/21/2021
9am - 1pm

  Disaster Plan
  Stress Test

  Thurs, 6/17/2021
9am - 1pm

 Fri, 6/18/2021
9am - 1pm

Mon, 6/21/2021
9am - 1pm


More information about this program and course components can be found HERE.


train-the-trainer program on emergency preparedness

Apply to serve as an Emergency Preparedness Trainee, receiving a stipend for helping to conduct the trainings of the regional course and learning how to conduct future trainings in your region.

More information about this program can be found HERE.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Preservation Specialist Sean Ferguson [email protected].  

Photograph courtesy of Georgetown County Digital Library


This special program is sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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