1. The importance of cultural heritage first aid
2. The importance of coordinating cultural heritage first aid with the overall emergency response
During an emergency, priorities for relief and recovery are identified through pre-organized national or international emergency management systems. Based on the priorities identified, aid is then channelled through the systems. To ensure safety and security, access to the affected area is strictly controlled. In order to gain access to the affected area and ensure that cultural heritage is considered a priority, it is important to coordinate cultural heritage efforts within the overall emergency response. Failure to do so may increase the risk of the affected heritage being damaged or destroyed.