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South Florida

Alliance for Response South Florida is an alliance of artists, museums, archives, libraries, galleries, cultural institutions, and emergency responders in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties focused on communications, training, and networking. We aim to work across all local art and cultural institutions along with the local emergency services to develop mutual understanding in advance of any emergency and/or disaster. AFR South Florida is also a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for the National Weather Service. For details on this program please visit here.

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Steve Detwiler
Kimberly Bergen

Resources Developed by AFR South Florida

Membership Flyer (PDF)
Membership Application
Alliance for Response Strategic Plan 2017-19 (PDF)
COOP Fact Sheet (PDF)

Support Functions

Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18: AFR South Florida has been incorporated into the ESF 18 (Business and Industry) Annex for Miami-Dade County.

Recovery Support Function (RSF): RSF Economic Annex

Operation Heritage Tabletop Exercise

September 3, 2014
The objectives of these exercises were to evaluate the AFR members individual plans/procedures, encourage collaboration among members and strengthen the relationship of the Alliance for Response with the Office of Emergency Management.  The exercise participants included numerous institutions to include Barry University, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, the Wolfsonian, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum, the Historic Homestead Townhall Museum and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.
Operation Heritage Tabletop Exercise AAR (PDF)

Miami Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum

June 12, 2013

Agenda (PDF)
Speaker Biographies (PDF)
Planning Committee (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations
The Power of Partnerships, Lori Foley, Heritage Preservation
Miami Dade Emergency Response Community & a Role for Cultural Heritage Organizations, Curtis Sommerhoff, Miami-Dade Emergency Management and Cathie Perkins, Miami-Dade Emergency Management
The Cultural Landscape of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Michael Spring, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Disaster Preparedness from the State and Federal Perspective, Bob Seibert, Disaster Recovery Bureau, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Art in the Aftermath of a Hurricane: Conservation and art recovery after Hurricane Andrew (Miami, 1992) and Hurricane Sandy (New York, 2012), Rustin Levenson, Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates
Hurricane Risk in South Florida, Max Mayfield, Hurricane Specialist, WPLG-TV/, formerly of the National Hurricane Center
PACC Guide to Reopening Theatrical Venues

PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.