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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Fire Department Resources for Local Officials
This USDA page 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.
|Resource Type:||information source, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||workforce training, rural community issues & solutions, disaster preparedness & emergency response, fire & emergency management, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy,|
|Tags:||rural emergency response, educational support, fire, fire safety, training opportunities, workforce training|
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Public Fire Education Planning for Rural Communities, A Five-Step Process
This planning guide will introduces a simple, easy-to-use planning process to develop a fire safety program for your community. Examples throughout the guide will help you apply each step to your community. It is intended that this planning process can be used in any rural community in the United States, regardless of the community's location, size, population demographics, or fire problem. The process leads you to solutions based specically on your community's resources, problems, and values. It is not a large-city process that requires large numbers of fire-fighters and thousands of dollars to be effective.
|Resource Type:||planning guide, information source|
|Subtopic:||fire & emergency management, disaster preparedness & emergency response, planning, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||rural emergency response, fire, fire safety, planning|
National Fire Protection Association: Rural Fire Safety
This page of the National Fire Protection Association website discusses the unique fire risks of rural communities face. Also, provided is a free download of a barn fire safety checklist, and other additional rural-fire related resources.
|Resource Type:||information source|
|Subtopic:||fire & emergency management, Local Government & Services,|
|Tags:||fire, fire safety, rural community|
Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
The Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) is a regional catalyst for capacity building in the West. The Center collaborates with its public and private sector partners to promote excellence in research, education and Extension for the prosperity of western rural communities. The WRDC provides programs ranging from community development extension training, renewable energy & sustainability training, wildfire preparation, and small business workshops.
|Geography:||Idaho, Montana, Wyoming|
|Resource Type:||information source, training, technical assistance, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, energy, economic development, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,|
|Tags:||community building, educational support, community development, renewable energy, small business support, training opportunities, fire|