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Online help for developing an emergency plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a good time of year to develop or review your farm’s emergency plan — and there’s a free online guide for doing that. The Rural Emergency Plan can be used to create a site map; inventory of hazardous goods; location of emergency water supplies, equipment and other supplies; and issues for first responders […] Read more

Do you have an emergency response plan?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every farm should have an emergency response plan, says an Alberta Agriculture farm safety specialist. That plan needs to include “procedures, training and exercises based on individual farming and ranching needs,” said Blair Takahashi. A chain of command should also be established to minimize confusion and alternate means of communicating. Practice drills will not only […] Read more