Recovery will look and feel different in each place. There are ways to support community recovery efforts, such as:
- Volunteering for local organizations. They need help as they are usually tapped out 6-18 months after a wildfire.
- Creating or participating in a post-fire coordination group, a community-led disaster leadership team, or Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) before or immediately after the fire. Communities with COADs in place can increase the speed and effectiveness of recovery and be more ready to help meet community needs.
- Keeping your community in the spotlight. This can mean more resources for your community.
Learn more about the longer-term components of wildfire recovery and how to get assistance when rebuilding and recovering after a wildfire.
ONGOING RELIEF & RECOVERY
Facilitation and Training Resources
- Use the sample agenda to provide a framework for community discussions. The resources listed can be used to develop content for presentations, increase understanding of the subject, and shared with event participants.
- Enter information unique to your place into the presentation. General talking points and presenter notes are provided for each topic.
- Incorporate the videos into presentations and share them with event participants.