A state-by-state farm-safety-rescue directory is now available online. You will find it at www.marshfieldclinic.org/nfmc/pages/default.aspx?page=MCRF-farmrescue.

Once there, you also will find contacts in your state that can help with your staff training and education programs.

The Childrens’ Safety Network at Marshfield, Wis., compiled the directory. It is a first attempt to gather in one place the vast amount of resources available to states and communities to better prepare rural inhabitants and emergency-first responders. There is a specific focus on safety issues for agricultural settings.

Additional comments and suggestions about the Web site, directory or other safety issues are welcome. Contact the NationalFarmMedicineCenter at (800) 662-6900. The project is being done in cooperation with the Rural Emergency Medical Systems Training and TechnicalAssistanceCenter.

For additional information regarding rural EMS, call REMSTAC at (866) 587-6370.