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Institute for Rural Emergency Management

Humphreys Building 201D
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4971

Rural Emergency Management Resources

Rural Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals


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.

Rural and Frontier Emergency Medical Services: Agenda for the Future, Service Chief's Guide

Understanding the Role of the Rural Hospital Emergency Department in Responding to Bioterrorist Attacks and Other Emergencies: A Review of the Literature and Guide to the Issues. Schur, Claudia L.


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.

Rural Transportation

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.