Connecting the Cloud to the Field Farm MAPPER

For more information see: Farm Mapping to Assist, Protect and Prepare Emergency Responders (Farm MAPPER) is a feasibility project that explores using Quick Response tags (QR codes) to provide emergency responders onsite information about hazards and physical layouts of agricultural operations. The project developed model systems for farmers to input data such as locations of chemicals, solvents, fuels and other hazards, where power and gas cut-off valves and water sources are and where farming operations occur. This data is linked to QR tags attached to easily accessible sites, where emergency responders may read them. The QR code, when read by the responder will lead to a securitized website where the farm information is stored. This will assist in fighting a fire or rescuing a victim while permitting emergency responders to avoid injury from explosions, chemicals, electrical or other on farm hazards.

Produced by: Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS), Education and Research Center (ERC) T420H008434, CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreement 1 U54 OH010170 , National Farm Medicine Center, Pittsville Fire Department, ASHCA

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emergency service personnel, farmers, farm families, farm workers, local communities