Business & Tourism

Local businesses, chambers of commerce, visitors’ bureaus, economic development organizations, vendors

Businesses and tourism-focused groups provide jobs, encourage economic development, educate visitors, and support economic recovery after disasters. The resources below help business and tourism groups prepare for wildfire through business continuity planning, communication systems, recovery plans and more. Please note, some resources might be applicable to multiple roles within the community.

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Wildfire Smoke Exposure

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Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
This website has resources and training opportunities for agricultural workers and provides printed materials that are designed with worker safety in mind (both in English and Spanish). Read More

Wildfire Mitigation Reference Guide

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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation
A resource for electric utilities focused on mitigating risks from wildland fire. Contains knowledge and experience gained by western utilities on wildfire preparedness and mitigation. Read More

USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development

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USDA Rural Development Innovation Center
This guide provides information on workforce development, federal agency programs, and other resources available through the US Department of Agriculture. The guide is a resource for communities seeking to increase capacity for landscape treatments or residential mitigation through expansion of the workforce. Read More

The Home Ignition Zone: A guide to preparing your home for wildfire and creating defensible space

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Colorado State Forest Service
This guide focuses on reducing wildfire hazards on an individual property. It is created for residents in Colorado, but could apply to other geographical areas or be used as an example for other state agencies looking to create similar guides. Read More

Small Business Development Centers

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U.S. Small Business Administration
Find assistance and counseling in your area to start, run, or grow your business. Development centers are excellent resources for communities seeking to create resilience within the business sector. Read More

Rural Utilities Service

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USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Utilities Service provides infrastructure and infrastructure improvements to rural communities. These programs, such as Water and Environmental Programs, Electric Programs, and Telecommunications Programs, may help rural utilities increase their resilience. Read More

Regional Wildfire Retrofit Guides

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Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety
Wildfire risks can vary from region to region, and are dependent on building codes, building styles, and topography. To address these differences, the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety developed a series of regional guides which include a risk assessment checklist and cost estimator to help home and business owners prioritize necessary retrofit projects. Read More

Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface

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“California must comprehensively reshape how we rebuild after wildfires—or risk an unthinkable surge in costs and major setbacks to the state’s housing supply amidst a record housing crisis. That’s the finding of Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface…” “The researchers studied three communities recently affected by fires—Santa Rosa (Tubbs Fire, 2017),... Read More

Preparing Your Business

Project Wildfire
Tips, links, and a video to help businesses prepare for and recover from wildfire. Read More

Preparing Together: Ashland, OR

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Ashland Chamber of Commerce and Ashland Fire & Rescue
This website provides clear resources on smoke, evacuation, and risk mitigation for visitors, employees, business owners, and residents. This site is a good example of wildfire communication for visitors in areas with significant out-of-area guests. Read More
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