Mitigation and Mitigation Planning

Live Webinar and Chat

Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

We can prepare to respond when disaster strikes by implementing an up-to-date and well-practiced disaster plan. We can prevent many disasters from happening by ensuring the safety of people, protecting our collections and holdings, and taking care of our building. Many disasters cannot be prevented, especially natural disasters, but we can take steps to mitigate damage both before and after disasters.

FEMA defines hazard mitigation as “any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event.” A shorter definition is simply “impact reduction.” Mitigation planning is a process for systematically identifying policies, activities and tools that can be used to implement those actions.

In this 90-minute webinar, Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, will discuss:

  • What organizations can do to mitigate damage and loss to the collections and holdings, beginning with hazard identification and risk assessment
  • State and local hazard mitigation plans and how to include cultural resources in these plans
  • Funding available to private nonprofits (PNPs) through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grants Program
  • Communication strategies to engage with emergency managers and related professionals


PowerPoint Slides |  PowerPoint Slides to Print


scott cropped 2

Scott Baldwin is a Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He provides technical assistance to communities developing hazard mitigation plans and helps communities with scopes of work for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs as well as FEMA Public Assistance. Scott is co-chair of Colorado’s Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force, which works to improve the State of Colorado’s mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for cultural and historic resources. The CHR Task Force is involved with incorporating museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions into Colorado’s Emergency Management Structure.




5 thoughts on “Mitigation and Mitigation Planning

  1. Pingback: Mitigation and Mitigation Planning   | State Heritage Emergency Partnership

  2. Pingback: Mitigation and Mitigation Planning Webinar Today; Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness Webinar Approaching; | State Heritage Emergency Partnership

  3. Pingback: Rhodarian » Cultural Heritage Disaster Webinars

  4. Pingback: Upcoming Webinars for State Cultural Heritage Disaster Networks | Kansas Cultural Heritage Emergency Resources Network

  5. Pingback: Webinar Series to Cover Mitigation, Continuity Planning, and Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance | State Heritage Emergency Partnership

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s