Rice County Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council


Our mission is whole community collaboration to help better prepare for, respond to and recover from any event that may impact our communities.


The Emergency Preparedness Council began in 1988. This group's membership represents the county's emergency management providers and first responders.

The council, supported administratively by the Rice County Emergency Management director, functions as the required local emergency preparedness committee for both Emergency Management and Public Health.


  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday of January, April, July and October


The council includes resident representatives and those from Rice County law enforcement, fire/rescue services, emergency medical/ambulance services, first responders, hospitals, health care, emergency management, townships, Public Health department and Board of Commissioners, and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

REPAC meeting minutes and agendas


Jan. 10, 2024, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes


Oct. 11, 2023, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes
July 12, 2023 REPAC meeting agenda / minutes
April 12, 2023, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes


Oct. 12, 2022, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes
Jan. 12, 2022, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes


July 14, 2021, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes
April 14, 2021, REPAC meeting agenda

Jan. 20, 2021, REPAC meeting agenda


Jan. 8, 2020, REPAC meeting agenda / minutes