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North Carolina

Several networks throughout North Carolina work to protect the state’s cultural resources. The Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) coordinates preparedness and response across the state. The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Network (TACREN), formed following the 2009 AFR forum in Raleigh, operates in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill region. The Mountain Area Cultural Resources Network (MACREN) operates in the Asheville area. The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) provides resources throughout the state, including professional references for affected regions and preparedness workshops.

Lyn Triplett
Robert James


Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) manages CREST to coordinate disaster preparedness and response initiatives throughout North Carolina. CREST is funded by a 21st Century Museum Professionals grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For assistance contact LeRae Umfleet, 919-807-7289.

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
NCPC provides assistance to cultural institutions with referrals to consultants, organizations, and companies and recommendations for collections recovery. Workshops on writing disaster plans and salvage techniques are also available. Contact NCPC Executive Director Robert James, 919-412-2238.

Mountain Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
MACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Asheville, North Carolina, region. For assistance contact Jeff Futch, 828-274-6789, or Frank Thomson, 828-253-3227 x112.

Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
TACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Triangle regions of North Carolina: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. For assistance contact Lyn Triplett, 919-807-7293.

Resources developed by TACREN

TACREN brochure

Raleigh Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

October 23, 2009
North Carolina Museum of Art

Agenda (PDF)
Summary (PDF)
Planning Committee(PDF)
Participant List (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations
The Cultural Treasures of the Triangle, Dr. Marty Matthews, North Carolina Historic Sites
The Power of Partnerships: National Alliance for Response, Jane Long, Heritage Preservation
Emergency Preparedness: Threat, Risk, Vulnerability, Joshua Creighton, Wake County Emergency Management
Incident Scene Management: Where do I fit in?, Chief John McGrath, Raleigh Fire Department
Disasters and Historic Preservation, April Cummings, FEMA Region IV
Cultural Institution Disaster Team Roles, Martha Battle Jackson, North Carolina Historic Sites
Health and Safety Following a Disaster, Bill Gentry, UNC School of Public Health
Training and Mock Disasters, Elaine Wathen, North Carolina Emergency Management
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor (PSA), North Carolina District, Darryl Aspey, Department of Homeland Security

PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.