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201 4th Street SE
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2822
Fax: 507-328-2829

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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 Why Prepare?

40% of small businesses never reopen after a major disaster. Preparing for business continuity and disaster recovery will help your business survive and remain competitive.

OSHA regulations require some businesses to have Emergency Action Plans and other preparedness measures. Click here to find out more.  


Preparing your business or non-profit from the impacts of hazards can seem like a daunting task. Do1Thing Business offers a basic 12-step process to get your workplace ready for the most common threats and hazards.  The City of Rochester also offers building emergency response plan templates with a simple set of guidelines for developing emergency action plans.

Community Right-to-Know

Facilities that meet the requirements established under Section 312 of SARA Title III are required to submit Tier II reports by March 1 of each calendar year. Learn where to send your annual report...More

FEMA Offers free Independent Study Courses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides learning through independent study courses. Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster (IS-394.A) is a self-learning course designed for business owners, homeowners, and individuals.  Using non-technical wording, you can learn protective steps to minimize risk and prevent business loss from disaster.  This free course is available here