Trainees in action during one of the exercises carried out during the 3-day workshop in France @French Committee of the Blue Shield, 2018.
The section Pyrénées-Garonne-Méditérannée (PyGarMed) of the French Committee of the Blue Shield, covering the South-West of France, organised a 3-day exercise (15-17 October 2018) simulating damage to museums’ collections. The event was organised in partnership with the Service départemental d’incendie et de secours (SDIS) of l’Ariège.
The section installed a fake collection in an industrial building loaned by its owner and, with the county fire brigade, several types of exercises were organised:
- collections burnt and impact of varied types of extinguishers;
- evacuation of collections by the Fire Brigade, with rescue of damaged documents by our trainees;
- simulation of flooding, with post-evacuation carried out by teams comprising both fire guards and members of the Blue Shield.
A film has been made of the exercise and should be released soon.
Attendees to the 3-day exercise @French Committee of the Blue Shield, 2018.
For more information about the event, visit the blog on the French Committee of the Blue Shield website.