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Rural Emergency Response

Roof of a police car. (iStock)Providing resource information for rural communities and first responders.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

"A website that enables Federal, State, Local, and Tribal First Responders to easily access and leverage information on research and development to help responders become better protected, connected, and fully aware, along with resources, products, standards, testing and evaluation, and best practices. The site also provides information on and links to key DHS programs, such as System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) (a program that provides objective, practitioner-relevant, and operationally focused assessments and validations of commercially available, emergency response equipment), and Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)."

U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“A professional networking, collaboration and communication platform for active and retired first responders, emergency response professionals, government employees and others working in homeland security and preparedness. Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), this vetted community focuses on emergency preparedness, response, recovery and other homeland security topics and issues.”

 

Training Tailored for Emergency Responders in Rural Communities

"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."

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.

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

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