Rural Emergency Responders

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Rural Information Center

Providing information to rural communities


Police car lights: Copyright iStock Photos U.S. Department of Homeland Security Helping Communities Manage Emergencies

U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Find information and programs that assist during and after emergencies and disasters.

Two rural officials shaking hands near fire hydrant project Training Tailored for Emergency Responders in Rural Communities

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium.

"All training delivered by the RDPC is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is offered tuition-free for a broad scope of stakeholders, including the traditional emergency response disciplines, other emergency support functions as defined by the National Response Plan, as well as critical infrastructure owners and operators."

FEMA Search and Rescue team

U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

"A portal that enables Federal, State, Local, and Tribal First Responders to easily access and leverage federal web services, information on resources, products, standards, testing and evaluation, and best practices, in a collaborative environment."

Police officers standing infront of the police vehicle Law Enforcement and Crime

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

Police and first responder informational resources that include planning documents, case studies, statistical data, funding programs and online publications.

moving ambulance Rural Emergency Medical Services

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

Planning tools, funding resources, and general assistance through federal, state, and/or organization programs.

A fireman with a hose spraying water Rural Fire Department Resources for Local Officials

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

Includes general rural fire information, training programs, statistical information and publications on fire issues that include: emergency medical services, emergency preparedness and first responders facility funding, operation and management, fire safety and prevention, hazardous materials, and wildland fires.

Colorful honeycomb shaped Logo for Public Health Partners Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce


"A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet."

Moving food and water supplies in response to a disaster emergency. American Red Cross Assists in Disasters

American Red Cross.

"The American Red Cross can provide two types of assistance after a disaster - hard and soft. Hard assistance provides material items and may include feeding, shelter, clean-up kits, comfort kits and financial assistance. Soft assistance minimizes immediate disaster-caused suffering through listening, guidance, advocacy, and counseling."