National Disaster Response Scheme - Ireland

National Disaster Response Scheme

I want to draw your attention to the National Disaster Response Scheme that has been established to assist museums, libraries and archives to immediately respond effectively following an emergency or incident involving water damage to collections.

The scheme has been generously sponsored by the Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI) and is available to any museum, library, archive or cultural collection of national or local significance across the 32 counties.

A number of essential and highly-specialised Disaster Response materials are available to handle water damage and mould remediation in the days immediately after a disaster. This includes water absorbent cushions and dehumidifiers to remove water and moisture from a flood or leak site; heavy duty blotting paper to dry wetted collections as well as essential hand tools and smaller useful items for salvaging mixed collections.

For more details on the scheme contact