Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council

The Rice County Emergency Medical Services Provider Council was started in 1988. This group continues today and has since been renamed as the Rice County Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council in 2014. This group represents our local emergency response partners and includes many disciplines.


The group meets quarterly and is administratively supported by Rice County Public Health. Meetings are generally held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday in the months of January, April, July and October.

This advisory council meets to ensure coordination among providers and assess needs in the county. The council also functions in an advisory capacity to the Public Health Department's emergency preparedness planning efforts.

More Information

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, call Rice County Public Health at 507-332-6111, and ask to speak with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.