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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) offers preparedness training and coordinates collections recovery across the state.

Contact NCPC leadership:, 984-329-2093

Several Area Cultural Resources Emergency Networks (ACRENS) work with CREST: MACREN operates in the Asheville area; Tri-ACREN serves the central and western Piedmont; and PACREN includes Charlotte-area preservation leaders.

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) also provides resources throughout the state, including regular communications and preparedness workshops.

Mountain Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
MACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Asheville, North Carolina, region. For assistance contact Jeff Futch, 828.250.3105

Triad Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
TACREN provides disaster assistance to cultural institutions in the Triad region of North Carolina: Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. For assistance contact Marian Inabinett, 336.883.3185.

Piedmont Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network
For disaster assistance in the greater Charlotte area, contact Scott Warren, 704.889.7145.

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 Beth Doyle.

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.