Basic Animal Emergency Services Training

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Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the welfare of animals during and after a disaster, professionals trained in disaster response, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters, animal shelter staff, animal control officers, veterinarians and veterinary technicians, and animal handlers/trainers.

Objectives:

Learn about disaster response and how to care for and shelter animals during times of disaster, whether at the local or national level. This class is a requirement for becoming an official American Humane Association Red Star Animal Emergency Services® volunteer.

Upcoming Trainings

No classes are scheduled at this time.

Topics include:

Day One

  • Introduction to national disaster response
    • Human-animal bond
    • Federal mandate
    • Activation process
  • Components of disaster response
    • Safety
    • Incident Command System
    • Communication
    • Managing volunteers
  • Small animal behavior and handling
    • Behavior and handling as it relates to capture and sheltering in a disaster
  • Large animal behavior and handling
    • Behavior and handling as it relates to capture and sheltering in a disaster

Day Two

  • Shelter operations
    • Safety
    • Components of setup
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Field operations
    • Safety
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Animal triage
  • Mock shelter setup and response

For more information please call 202-677-4216 or write RedStarTraining@americanhumane.org.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. If cancellation is necessary, AHA will use its best efforts to cancel at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start of the first training session and class registration fees will be refunded. Unfortunately, AHA cannot reimburse for travel expenses even if a class is cancelled. We encourage participants to consider this possibility when making travel arrangements.

 

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Red Star Animal Emergency Services

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