The Institute for Rural Emergency Management
Rural Emergency Management Resources
Rural Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals
The Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals and Emergency Management. Barry, Bruce.
Realities of Rural Emergency Medical Services Disaster Preparedness. Furbee, Paul M., Jeffery H. Coben, Sharon K. Smyth, William G. Manley, Daniel E. Summers, Nels D. Sanddal, Teri L. Sanddal, James C. Helmkamp, Rodney L. Kimble, Ronald C. Althouse, and Aaron T. Kocsis.
Church Safety: Churches are large occupancy structures which house a variety of programs and activities. The safety issues are somewhat unique. This link to the leading insurer of church property provides some resources to address safety issues.
Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety: Agriculture Safety Tips for Families
Rural Emergency Medical Service: Rural Emergency Resources
United States Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration: Rural Emergency Medical Services, Rural Services
United States Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Rural Health Policy: Rural Communities and Emergency Preparedness.
University of Pittsburgh: Center for Rural Health Practice
Home Security and Safety Resources for Families and Homeowners
Emergency Preparation Guide for Families. Many individuals across the United States face natural disaster threats, regardless of region. Knowing the proper precautions to take to secure your home before (during or even after) a disaster occurs can be a challenge. Use this link to review the guide developed that describes how to prepare for and respond to the most frequently occurring emergencies.
Rural Environmental Protection
Realistic Approaches to Rural and Frontier Hazardous Materials Risk Management. Cowie, Frederick J., Monty Elder, Rayna Leibowitz.
Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Recommendation, National Transportation Safety Board
Rural Disaster Preparedness and Response
Farmer's Guide to Disaster Assistance (scroll down page)
Rural Fire Protection
Hartle, Jeffery, and Dianna Bryant. 2012. Campground Emergency Preparedness: A Social Wildland-Urban Interface. National Fire Protection Associaton presentation. [Accessed October 15, 2012].
Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem: Strategies Based on Original Research and Adaptation of Existing Best Practices. Gamache, Sharon, John R. Hall, Jr., Marty Ahrens, Geri Penney, and Ed Kirtley.
Public Fire Education Planning for Rural Communities: A Five-Step Process. Gamache, Sharon, John R. Hall, Jr., Marty Ahrens, Geri Penney, and Ed Kirtley.
Part-Time Firefighters. Granville, Sue.
Retained, Auxiliary and Volunteer Firefighters in the Scottish Fire Service. Maclean, Douglas.
A Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service. United States Fire Administration.
Firewise Communities. National Fire Protection Association.
A Guide to Traffic Control of Rural Roads in an Agricultural Emergency. Transportation Research Board.
Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas. United States Federal Highway Administration.