Preparedness SAVANNAH HERITAGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE GROUP
Savannah Heritage Emergency Response group is a constituency of public and private non-profit sites, institutions and collections, first responders and emergency management personnel formed to bring together personnel from these entities to implement and maintain heritage emergency planning, networking, communication, and disaster response measures.
Approximately 70 heritage sites in Chatham County, including historic structures, landscapes and archaeological sites, documentary collections, object-based collections, and natural science living specimen collections are members and have been identified on electronically maps.
What are SHER goals?
To encourage historic and cultural institutions to inventory and prioritize collections
Identify risks to these resources
Develop plans for:
• pre-disaster evacuation
• protection of collections during an event
• damage assessment and stabilization of sites post-event
• long-term recovery
Protection and preservation of Savannah and Chatham County's cultural sites and collections is vital to the region's historic and cultural community, economy, and tourism base. Disasters can happen in any form at any time but of greatest concern is the potential threat of hurricanes between June and November. Readiness before and after an event is key to a successful recovery.
Membership is open to natural, cultural, historical non-profits and/or first responders and emergency management in Chatham County subject to approval by the Executive Committee and Membership.
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Points of contact:
Membership Committee (Ad-Hoc)