Business Guides

The Cape Cod Emergency Preparedness Handbook is a good source for information regarding the type, severity, outcome, and preparedness strategies for emergencies on Cape Cod. This handbook includes specific plans and checklists to prepare for each type of emergency.

The Town of Barnstable has published their 2010 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan outlines several possible disasters for Cape Cod as well as the public plan should they occur. It is important to be familiar with this plan when creating family or business emergency plans.

The Small Business Association has provided an online course, “Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Programs”. The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Explain SBA’s role in disaster recovery.
    2. Define the types of disaster declarations and what they mean.
    3. Describe SBA’s disaster assistance loan programs.
    4. Explain how to apply for assistance and access other resources.

This is a useful guide that could be used by new employees in order to familiarize them with basic emergency strategies. View or print this basic Business Information Guide.