The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is bringing free Department of Homeland Security-certified training to Westville, IN on June 20th, 2017.
All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters
The course consists of a **four-hour web-based portion** and an **eight-hour instructor-led portion**. The pre-test and much of the course content are presented in the web-based portion of the course. The instructor-led portion will consist of table-top problem-solving activities that are based on the web-based content. The post-test at the end of the instructor-led course will cover both portions of the course. This course will provide livestock producers, emergency managers, veterinarians,extension agents, veterinary technicians, rural community leaders, public and human health personnel,fire and law enforcement with tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters (e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure) involving animals in rural communities. The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia, carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, and federal support available during recovery. In addition to DHS certification, this course is also approved for Veterinary and Registered Veterinary Technician continuing education units in all 50 states through the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.