This 8-hour, tuition-free, DHS/FEMA-certified 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 and carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, federal support available during recovery, and unique considerations for conducting jurisdictional assessments and mapping evacuation routes.
All content will be presented at an in-person workshop that will include didactic presentations by expert instructors, and small-group, hands-on, problem-solving activities that will be completed by participants.
The following would benefit from attending this course:
• Livestock producers
• Emergency managers
• Veterinary technicians
• Extension agents
• Rural community leaders
• Public and human health personnel
• Fire service professionals
• Law enforcement professionals
To register for AWR-328 please visit: https://ruraltraining.org/course/AWR-328/?scheduled=true…
For more information about this course or other RDPC training opportunities, visit www.ruraltraining.org or call toll-free 877-855-RDPC (7372).
The Oregon Horse Council is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit that works to strengthen, connect, and represent Oregon’s equine industry.