While there has already been much written on disaster planning, including guidelines for libraries and museums, personal safety, and there are far more sophisticated publications on film conservation, the purpose of this bulletin is to provide a concise guide for visual resource curators, especially those outside of the library setting, or those at institutions where there are no published emergency guidelines. Most visual resource collections have long-established procedures to assure a smoothly run routine; but there are occasionally those events that can turn even the most organized operation upside down. Hopefully this guide will provide a source to which to turn should the unthinkable happen.