The Institute for Rural Emergency Management operates with a small staff of one full time director and graduate assistants.
Researchers from diverse backgrounds and expertise contribute to the organization's development.
Past projects and publications are available; please call with any specific questions or requests.
Highlights of 2011-2012
- Education Chair for the Area A Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee.
- Service to the Homeland Security Higher Education Subcommittee
- Planning Committee for the 2013 Region VII LEPC Conference, Overland Park KS, July 27-29, 2013
- Disaster Education at the Western Farm Show, Health and Safety Roundup, Kansas City, MO, Feb 23-25, 2012
- Disaster Recovery for Records Management, Husch Blackwell, LLC, July 2011.
- Hazardous Materials Flow Study, (Johnson County LEPC), September 2011. Conducted by Mitch Thomsen
- Hazardous Materials Flow Study, (Benton County LEPC), September 2011. Conducted by Mitch Thomsen
- “Characterizing a Rural Emergency Management Network” paper presentation and
“Rural Campgrounds and Vulnerability: A Social Wildland-Urban Interface” poster presentation, judged Best Poster, at the Rural Sociological Society 75th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July 26-29, 2012
- “Incubating Accidents: How Management Fails at Safety” presentation at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 17-21, 2012.
- “Campground Emergency Preparedness: A Social Wildland-Urban Interface” presentation at the
National Fire Protection Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 10-14, 2012
- “When Bad Things Happen to Good Businesses” presentation at the
62nd Kansas Safety and Health Conference, Topeka, Kansas, October 2011.
Institute for Rural Emergency Management
University of Central Missouri, Missouri Safety Ctr.