In return for a modest subscription, we provide our members with free development and training opportunities and access to shared emergency equipment and materials.
Our members share best practice, information and expertise. The network is run voluntarily by a group of heritage professionals, including conservators.
If you can offer an area of expertise, or are prepared to help with committee services or training, we would always be pleased to hear from you. Make contact through the Chair, Sharon Connell - firstname.lastname@example.org - and she will forward your information to the relevant committee member.
The RRN is run voluntarily by a group of professionals from museums, libraries and archives. It is entirely dependent on members’ subscriptions which provide an annual income of just under £2,000. This is used to purchase public liability insurance, provide PAT testing of equipment and contract freelance professionals (as appropriate) to help develop and support the RRN’s mission.
The RRN committee develops and implements the RRN’s strategy; organises kit-based training on emergency preparedness at kit sites, which include Beverley, Northallerton, Rotherham, Shipley and West Bretton, near Wakefield; facilitates delivery of at least one members’ meeting and seminar annually and keeps members updated through Twitter (@YorksRRN) and a quarterly newsletter.
As a member your contact details are kept for subscription purposes and mailings from the group. Your details are shared in the members’ section of the website, so if you prefer not to be accessible in this way then please let us know in writing.
We currently have 5 emergency equipment stores in the Yorkshire and Humber region, containing materials and tools for disasters and clean-up :
4. West Bretton, near Wakefield