Business Preparedness

Business Prepardness

Smoked in Enterprise, Oregon, during the 2022 wildfire season
Smoked in Enterprise, Oregon, during the 2022 wildfire season. ©Katy Nesbitt

Disasters can take many forms, and the financial costs of rebuilding after one can be prohibitively expensive. If you prepare for emergencies, you will be better able to recover and continue operations if disaster strikes.

Individuals, businesses, and communities can use the following tips to prepare for environmental emergencies and disasters:

The EPA has an active role in the preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery of oil spills; chemical, biological, and radiological releases; and natural disasters. In addition to collaborating with other federal agencies to provide emergency response assistance, the Agency assists states, local governments, and tribal governments when additional resources are required or have been depleted.