Farm mapping to assist, protect and prepare emergency responders: The farm mapper project
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Identify common farm hazards that first responders face. List features unique to farms that make it challenging for emergency responders to locate victims. Describe the benefits of the farm MAPPER program for emergency responders and farmers.
Keyword(s): Rural Populations, Emergency
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I received graduate level training in public health and have many years of research experience in the US and abroad. In the last year, I joined the National Farm Medicine Center as a research specialist and received my OSHA safety trainer certification. Thus, it was natural for me to extend my work into occupational health and safety in agriculture and investigate ways to improve the lives of rural populations including farmers and rural emergency responders.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.