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Rural Emergency Response

Emergency responses take place in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and contain multiple components. Community (local) governments serve as a link between rural citizens and federal agency programs.  This page provides resources for rural communities and their first responders.

Resources for First Responders

Disaster Resource Center []

Information on preparedness, recovery, and building long-term resilience during a variety of disasters and emergencies.

First Responder Capability []

The First Responder Capability program works with all first responder disciplines in providing technical assistance to enhance their safety, communications, data and information sharing, and cross-nation partnerships.

Disasters []

A description of services provided in a variety of disaster situations.

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium []

Provides no-cost training for emergency first responders in rural communities across the nation.


Tools and Toolkits for First Responders

Disaster and Emergency Assistance []

A clearinghouse for disaster and emergency assistance from a variety of local, federal, and tribal agencies.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness []

Information for preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit [, PDF 471 KB] (2018)

Provides strategies health care providers, communities, and local governments can use to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths

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