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IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

*Notice: This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 2, 2015. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

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Course Overview

This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters.

Primary Audience

Animal owners and care providers.





Course Length:

3.5 hours
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