Summary Description

animalWhether it be earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods, chemical emergencies, auto accidents, or any other challenge, emergency responders are trained to respond effectively to any emergency involving people. However, most responders unfortunately do not have the training or even the equipment to rescue animals from these situations safely.

The most difficult part of starting an animal emergency response team is knowing where to start. This 8-hour class will walk you through the steps that should be taken and the particpants who should be involved to establish your own Animal Emergency Response Team.

Signet North America will of course provide the vast majority of equipment for this session. However, to the extent possible, this session will also utilize each customer’s specific equipment to the greatest extent possible, including animals, PPE, etc. for training, as we feel that it is important to train on the equipment one has in order to discover and understand uses, identify strengths and shortcomings, and address each of these in order to do everything possible to ensure a stronger, more competent organization at the conclusion of the educational experience.

Goals

The goal of this course is to provide education and numerous resources for newly-formed as well as experienced animal emergency response teams. This class will replace months of research and help interested parties map out a plan for establishing, training, and equipping an Animal Emergency Response Team. Follow up phone and email support will also be provided to all attendees after the class to aid in this process.

Topics covered in this 8-hour session will include but not be limited to:

KNOWING WHAT TRAINING IS NECESSARY
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIERS (LISTS WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH STUDENT).
FEDERAL LAWS WHICH EXIST TO PROVIDE MERIT TO THE CREATION OF AER TEAMS
COMPANION ANIMAL DISPLACEMENT
HANDS-ON SMALL ANIMAL SEARCH AND RESCUE, TRANSPORTATION AND SHELTERING.
SAMPLE FORMS THAT ADDRESS INTAKE, CARE AND REUNITING ANIMALS WITH THEIR OWNERS.
Live animals will be used in this session whenever possible.

Prerequisites

None required, although working knowledge of the Incident Command System is beneficial