Denise Ziemba is a current Emergency Manager for multiple counties in the rural midwest. Her show, "BCR Rural Preparedness" will focus on specific issues in the farming, ranching, mountain and plains communities of the US.

Denise most recently worked the devastating spring 2019 floods in the Midwest.

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Don Button

By Brian | September 21, 2019

Denise Ziemba, the host of The BCR Rural Preparedness Show talks with Don Button about Building IMT’s in KS, Exercises involving Wind Farms

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Doug Huntrods, Meade County SD

By Brian | August 24, 2019

The Sturgis Bike Rally in Meade County increases the population from 7000 to over 400,000 for a couple of weeks every year.

The BCR Rural Preparedness Show

Whole Community

By Brian | August 17, 2019

Weld County, CO has started a project to build resiliency in all their communities. Their concept is that preparedness starts in your own backyard and will also end in your own backyard, and they want to bridge the gap between city officials and the rest of the community by opening the communication lines within each community.

The BCR Rural Preparedness Show

Doug Fox

By Brian | August 10, 2019

North Central Nebraska Emergency Manager covering 5 counties measuring over 600 miles. Has experienced 19 disaster declarations ranging from tornados, blizzards, wildland fires, and most recent flooding. During the March ’19 storm, he was experiencing a blizzard in his west counties and major flooding in his eastern counties simultaneously.

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Shannon Hannappel, Farm Bureau Financial Services

By Brian | July 27, 2019

This week on BCR, Planning Insurance Policies for Rural Preparedness. Different Blanket policies and what to look for with deductibles.