A fire, a flood, a storm surge. A hail of bullets, or an exploding projectile. Collateral and deliberate damage. All these pose an immediate threat to people and heritage, whether monumental building, tangible cultural object or intangible cultural custom. In an emergency, both life and way of life require fast-responding expertise. From Monday 11 November to Friday 06 December 2019, international experts will travel to Italy to train FAC course participants in a four-week workshop. The goal: to develop capacity and resilience in communities for the protection of cultural heritage against disasters, by training professionals from around the world in what to do before, during, and after a crisis.