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TACREN is a network of institutions and individuals who pledge to work together to protect the cultural heritage of the Triangle area (Wake-Durham-Orange counties) by providing disaster response assistance and/or support for one another. Members of TACREN also provide support to area cultural organizations in disaster planning, disaster response, and building relationships with area first responders.
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The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) held free training for local cultural institutions on the Incident Command System. Click here to learn more.

TACREN is now online! Visit their new Web page at:

TACREN Disaster Hotline: 919-561-1702 (For cultural institutions in North Carolina’s Wake, Durham, and Orange counties)

Click here to find useful materials from Raleigh’s 2009 Kick-off Forum.

News from Alliance for Response Communities
  • For the latest on AFR networks view our most recent News Brief for Spring 2013.
  • Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce there will be three new forums in 2013 thanks to generous support by the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you would like to get involved, contact us
  • AFR networks have been keeping busy this winter. To find a summary of their activity please read our latest quarterly news brief.
  • Throughout the country, members of Alliance for Response have been representing cultural institutions at stakeholder events for the National Disaster Recovery Framework. Visit FEMA’s Web site to attend the next stakeholder event.
  • The final 2011 Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum was held in Salt Lake City, Utah with more than 80 cultural managers and emergency managers. Click here for more information about this forum.  
  • The Galveston-Houston Area Alliance for Response Forum was held on July 29, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Click here for more information about this exciting summer Forum.
  • The second Alliance for Response National Leadership Institute was held on July 20, 2011 in Denver, CO. Click here for a meeting summary.