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Emergency preparedness for rural communities

Oxford County is home to a strong, vibrant agricultural community. However, Oxford County is also vulnerable to any number of hazardous or threatening risks that can impact human life, property, livestock, crops and your business.  

Protecting your farm involves a number of considerations – family members, co-workers or employees, buildings, equipment, livestock, and crops. Planning ahead for all-hazard situations can help to minimize the impact and improve the recovery process for you and your farm.

Although the consequences of emergencies can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and your region can help you better prepare. 


Below you'll find resources, including some printable checklists that will help your farm be prepared in the event of an emergency.