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Additional Emergency Response Resources


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the lead state agency for agricultural chemicals. Listed below are the resources available from partnering organizations. 

Pesticide Application Certification-University of Minnesota Extension
Study manuals include guidance on incident response, first aid, PPE and other related topics. The MDA partners with the University of Minnesota Extension to ensure responsible management of pests and pesticides for public health, safety, and environmental protection.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is the lead agency for non-agricultural chemical spills.

National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University if funded by the US EPA and contains information on health, safety and regulations on pesticides that may be valuable when developing an Incident Response Plan.

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Pest Management to promote proper pesticide use and handling. 

Chemtrec is the definitive information resource and solution provider for hazardous materials and dangerous goods response. 

Transcaer® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and to respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident.

The Agricultural Retailers Association advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection, farm equipment and agronomic services.

The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings: 6th Edition manual gives healthcare providers a quick reference resource for the best toxicology and treatment information for patients with pesticide exposures.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers information about "all hazards" readiness.

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced course designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Recommended courses are ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800.

Implementation of the preparedness program includes identifying and assessing resources, writing plans, developing a system to manage incidents and training employees so they can execute plans. Look at a variety of plans available to you to expand your suite of emergency planning.