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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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Preparing for Power Outages

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
CAL FIRE
This page details some basic steps for responding to power outages during an emergency. It also covers important things to keep in mind if evacuating during a power outage, and provides links to other resources. Read More

Prepare Your Organization for a Wildfire Playbook

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Federal Emergency Management Agency
This handy guide details a variety of concrete tasks and exercises that will help your organization understand how to prepare for and respond to a wildfire event. Part of America’s PrepareAthon resources. Read More

OSHA Wildfire Preparedness

Website / Interactive Map
The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Quick tips for preparing your business and employees for wildfires, working with responders, and purchasing equipment. Read More

Office of Disaster Assistance

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US Small Business Association
The Office of Disaster Assistance’s mission is to provide low interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. Contains resources on current disaster declarations,... Read More

Northern Rockies Coordination Center Contracting for Fire

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Northern Rockies Coordination Center
This resource, while specific to the Northern Rockies Geographic Area, may provide helpful information to those seeking to contract for wildland fire response. Read More

National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Research Division

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National Institute of Standards and Technology
This page offers a useful overview of the latest research, news and updates from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fire Research Division. Their work relates to how fire interacts with the built and natural environments as well as fire safety engineering, fire fighting, fire investigation, and more. Read More

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

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National Association of Insurance Commissioners
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) maintains a comprehensive list of state departments that can help you locate the agency working with insurance in your state. Some states, like Washington and California, maintain wildfire-specific resources as well and most states have support resources available for consumers. Some states, such as New Mexico and Colorado, issue notices, advisories, or fire-specific information for consumers which can... Read More

Montana Wildfire Smoke

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Climate Smart Missoula
The Montana Wildfire Smoke website is a great resource for Montana community members and businesses to learn about wildfire smoke impacts and how to prepare and mitigate for smoke. The website contains links to real-time smoke conditions and resources. The Montana Smoke website contains a number of great videos. Two short animated videos produced by Climate Smart Missoula highlight... Read More

Insurance Information Institute

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Insurance Information Institute
The Insurance Information Institute is a non-profit organization focused on providing information to insurance consumers.  The III provides information, tailored to wildfire, about the kinds of coverage you may need as well as tips for those who need to make a wildfire claim. The III also completed an overview of wildfire insurance and recovery resources as well as provides... Read More

How to Inspect and Maintain Your Commercial Roof

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Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
An information guide for business and property owners to inspect their commercial roof. Read More
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