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Fire

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on fire recovery from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Museums

The Canadian Conservation Institute provides information on sprinkler system performance and reliability. It also offers criteria to consider when installing an automatic sprinkler system in a museum, which can be helpful to share with architects and museum designers.

Fire Protection in Cultural Institutions

The National Archives and Records Administration shares a resource on protecting staff, visitors and collections from fire. The article provides tips on safeguarding ignition and fuel sources and using fire detection and supression systems.

Fire Safety Self-inspection Form for Cultural Institutions

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a fire safety self-inspection form that museums can use to identify things needing correction (PDF).

Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm and Automatic Fire Sprinklers

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) shares a technical leaflet that offers an introduction to fire detection, alarm, and automatic fire sprinklers.

Museum Collections Security and Fire Protection

The National Park Service (NPS) shares a chapter from its Museum Handbook on museum security and fire protection. The resource helps assess security systems, implement physical and electronic security systems, protect collections in transit, and understand fire protection and sprinkler systems.

Protect Your Property or Business from Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers two documents in its How To Series. One addresses vegetation and other combustible material; the second concerns roofing material and fire prevention. Both include tips, estimated costs, and additional resources.

What Should Employers Do to Protect Workers from Fire Hazards?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides a fact sheet (PDF) that summarizes the requirements for fire prevention plans, fire exits, extinguishers, and emergency action plans.

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