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IS-11.A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

Course Date

8/13/2010

Course Overview

This course provides information for groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to learn how to develop a community plan for managing animals in an emergency, identify hazards and threats most likely to affect your community and ways to minimize their impact on animals, indicate how communities use the Incident Command System (ICS) to respond effectively to an incident involving animals, describe resources available to help communities recover from a disaster, and develop community support for a disaster preparedness plan involving animals.

Primary Audience

Emergency management officials and animal owners, care providers, and industries.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.5

Course Length:

4.5 hours