Emergency Prep & Planning Walkthrough

Emergency Prep & Planning WalkthroughEven if a farm or ranch owner implements every safety strategy possible, there is still a possibility of an injury or emergency. In addition, medical, fire and rescue services may be located far from the farm or ranch.

As a result, it will be necessary to have owners and/or workers available who are able to respond appropriately until help arrives… and to plan for incidents and emergencies before they occur.

The “walkthrough” that follows will encompass general incident and emergency response guidelines, and also provide links to useful resources.


The pictures on the following pages may depict some items and/or situations which are hazardous or unsafe. They are intended to assist in the identification of unsafe situations, and therefore may not represent “best practices”. If you have questions about any of the pictures or the situations depicted, please contact us at nccrahs@mcrf.mfldclin.edu.


A "Walkthrough" refers to "walking through" or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a correction will appear with additional guidelines, recommendations and resources.