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Basic Public - Grant County April 27-28
Grant County Emergency Management-WA

American Humane Red Star Animal Emergency Service Presents
Basic Animal Emergency Services
A two-day, interactive workshop
April 27-28, 2013
Hosted by Grant County Department of Emergency Management  
124 Enterprise Street SE
Ephrata, WA 98823
Class Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Basic Animal Emergency services is designed to educate people who will be involved in animal rescue and sheltering in the event of a disaster. Animal emergency response is a complex rescue and sheltering field that requires specific skills and expertise. This course is designed to be a basic introduction to the components of animal emergency response, and not a step-by-step resource guide for rescue and sheltering. 
Course Terminal Learning Objective
To develop the basic knowledge and skills to respond with an animal rescue and sheltering operation during or after a disaster, whether at the local or national level.
Course Enabling Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Identify non-government organizations and the role they play in animal rescue
  • Explain how to activate a disaster response team
  • Describe the components of disaster response
  • Identify safety factors and concerns in the field and shelter
  • Develop an understanding of the incident command system in the overall response and how it relates to shelter and field operations
  • Develop an understanding of animal behavior and handling for dogs, cats and horses
  • Explain the types of animal shelters and the components of sheltering
  • Explain the basics of field operations, roles and responsibilities, search techniques and the unique challenges in rescuing animals
  • Explain animal triage in a disaster
  • Identify the requirements and recommendations for responding with American Humane Association
    There are no prerequisites; however, it is recommended that learners have some knowledge and experience with companion animals and the Incident Command System


Start Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
End Date:   Sunday, April 28, 2013

124 Enterprise Street SE
Ephrata, WA 98823

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