"It's easy to postpone working on a disaster plan when we're so engrossed in our daily activities, but if we dedicate time on May 1st to do a few actions that may make a difference if an emergency does happen," said Chelle Somsen, State Archivist for the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
"Updating the contact list, asking staff review to the disaster plan, checking to make sure the fire extinguishers and smoke detectors are working, and making sure all the collections are off the floor and not blocking exits are a few ideas of actions that can take place on May Day."
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staff will update their pocket response plans and perform an inventory of disaster supplies on May Day.
All State Historical Society staff will also partake in fire extinguisher training.
"These are actions that we can take without the whole process becoming overwhelming," Somsen