Disaster Response Kits

The AABC is pleased to offer support to our Institutional Members in the event of a physical emergency that threatens their archival holdings. Three Disaster Response Kits are now available that contain practical supplies that you need to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency. These kits can be distributed to AABC members on an as needed basis for free and are located in central locations throughout the province including the Lower Mainland (Vancouver), Vancouver Island (Victoria) and Central/Northern BC (Prince George).

If you need immediate access to a Disaster Response Kit:

Send an email to aabc.advisor@aabc.ca with the subject line "URGENT - Disaster Kit Needed" and we will respond ASAP.

Each kit contains the following items:

  • Storage/transport BIN (quantity: 1)
  • Disaster Response Kit Resource Binder: contains list of BC Appraisers & Conservators; Media Reformatting/Digitization Companies; NEDCC Emergency Salvage Pamphlets for Wet Books and Records (3.6), Photographs (3.7), Moldy Books & Paper (3.8), Freezing & Drying Wet Books and Paper (3.12)
  • Gloves - Nitrile Coated work gloves (quantity: 2)
  • Gloves - Box of disposable Nitrile gloves (quantity: 1)
  • Gloves - Cotton; small (12 pairs)
  • Gloves - Cotton; large (12 pairs)
  • Masks - N-95 Masks (quantity: 6)
  • Eye Goggles - 3M Chemical Splash & Impact Goggles (quantity: 2)
  • Clothespins - plastic, pgk of 12 (quantity: 3)
  • Polypropylene Rope - 1/4" x 100 ft. (quantity: 1)
  • Garbage bags - heavy duty (quantity: 16)
  • Clipboard (quantity: 1)
  • Pencils - pre-sharpened (quantity: 10)
  • Waterproof markers (quantity: 2)
  • Waterproof paper - All weather paper, approx. 100 sheets
  • Polysheeting - 8' x 12' Heavy weight (quantity: 2)
  • Polysheeting - 10' x 25' Heavy weight (quantity: 1)
  • Freezer/Wax paper (quantity: 2)
  • Buffered Tissue Paper - approx. 35 sheets
  • Blotting Paper - approx. 60 sheets
  • Freezer Bags - Ziploc large, 25 x 9" x 12" (quantity: 1)
  • Sponges - 6-Pack (quantity: 1)
  • Heavy duty tape dispenser (quantity: 1)
  • Heavy duty tape roll (quantity: 3)
  • Caution tape - 3' x 1000 ft. roll (quantity: 1)
  • Scissors (quantity: 1)



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