IFSI Burn Simulation and Collection Recovery (May 3)

IFSI Burn Simulation and Collection Recovery (May 3)

Friday, May 3, 2013
9 am - 4:15 pm (Central Time)
ICPN event (Y/N): 
Event location: 
Illinois Fire Service Institute at University of Illinois U-C
11 Gerty Drive
61820 Champaign , Illinois
United States
Illinois US
Presenter & affiliation: 
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign (IFSI is Illinois' statutory fire academy)
  • Eddie Bain, Investigation/Prevention Program Director at IFSI
  • Christa Deacy-Quinn, Collections Manager at the Spurlock Museum, (UIUC)
  • Bronwyn Eves, Objects Conservator and ICPN Project Manager, Illinois State Museum
  • Jennifer Hain Teper, Head of Preservation and Conservation at University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Chris Gage, BMS-CAT (a disaster recovery and damage restoration service)
Description of event: 

This 1 day workshop (9:00am - 4:15pm) will include the following:

  • introduction to disaster planning as it relates to fire emergencies and how fire spreads and reacts with collections materials
  • demonstration of a controlled burn of discardable library and museum objects
  • hands-on participation in a mock triage and recovery of materials that are burned, smoke damaged, and wet.


  • The workshop will take place, rain or shine. Some activities are held outside, please wear appropriate attire (casual clothing is recommended).
  • Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Parking:  There is plenty of free parking.  Please park at the east side of the lot, closest to Building 1261, which is the Learning Resource and Research Center (it's the building with the large tower at front and a yellow sign marked "1261").  Come to Room 10 in the basement of the Learning Resource and Research Center. 
  • The program will start at 9.  We will have coffee and a light breakfast, so feel free to arrive between 8:45 and 9 to get signed in and settled.
  • Lunch will be provided.


**Each workshop is limited to 25 participants.
Register by contacting Bronwyn Eves
217-524-0498 or beves@museum.state.il.us

**Support is available to attend the ICPN Burn Recovery Workshop :
Up to $70 for hotel stays
Up to $50 for travel & subsistence
(Receipts required for all requests)


9:00am   Welcome and Introductions

9:15-10:00   Working with Fire Professionals
                        Eddie Bain, Investigation/Prevention Program Director at IFSI

10:00-11:15  Introduction to salvaging materials after a fire
                         Christa Deacy-Quinn, Bronwyn Eves, and Jennifer Hain Teper

11:15-12:15  Disaster Recovery services
                         Chris Gage, BMS-CAT

12:15-1:15   Lunch (with overview of disaster planning resources)

1:15-4:00   Burn simulation and recovery exercise

4:00- 4:15   Q & A and Evaluations