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Some local business may only have enough financial stability to partially assist them in an event of an emergency or none at all. Community members themselves can go through the same situation and have multiple resources available to them in order to pull themselves out of the water. Businesses need just as much help in an event of an emergency. In the case of the city of 4
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Benchmark – Implementation Plan Hesperia, an event such as a fire can be completely detrimental to them. For example, the Blue Cut Fire of 2016. This hazard posed a threat to many homes, wildlife, and so much more. The flames overwhelmed everything in its path and anything and anyone that dared face it head on. This is something that emergency services had to deal with. Firefighters willfully risked their lives to save the environment and those that were in dangers path. During this event, there was community participation from various local and federal agencies as well as volunteers. Throughout this unfortunate event, there was some businesses that suffered a loss such as the historic landmark known as the Summit Inn. This business suffered a total loss due to the fire turning everything into ashes. Although there was plans on rebuilding, this business has not shown signs of recovery to this day. Upon reaching the Cajon Pass Summit on the North Interstate 15, you will see the ruins of the building where this business once stood. Another business that took a major hit during this deadly fire was the shipping industry that passed through the Cajon Pass. According to the CEO of the California Trucking Association, roughly 5,500 commercial trucks drive through the Cajon Pass (Southern California Public Radio, 2016). The fire caused delays for all sorts of finished products. The train industry as well took a hit due to a bridge being burned and was not able to be fixed without putting a crew in harm’s way (Southern California Public Radio, 2016). Being able to recover from a loss can be difficult and slow depending on the circumstances. In the case of Hesperia and the hazards it must face, it can prove to be difficult for anyone to aid in the recovery process. Businesses risk revenue loss every day that goes by, loss of employment, economic impact, and so much more. If a building was to be destroyed due to a fire or earthquake hazard, being able to rebuild and set up a temporary location is essential for the survival of the business and those that are employed by it. Engineers would be needed to assess the damage to the building, set up 5
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Benchmark – Implementation Plan assistance for their employees so financial burdens are avoided, and converse with the business management as to what steps to take to resume regular business. Monitoring effectiveness and updating/modifying Monitoring the effectiveness of a mitigation plan is something that presents some challenges. For the city of Hesperia, hazards such as earthquakes and flooding are events that do not occur in such a manner like wildfires do. So being able to analyze the effectiveness of the mitigation plan for certain hazards may not be possible. This being the case, it does not mean that the monitoring of the effectiveness of preventative measures cannot be analyzed. For Hesperia,
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