Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)


DHS Web Course

Use of a Standardized Credentialing Program for Management of an Animal Emergency Response and Recovery:  An Introduction

Overview

Emergency Responder rescues a cat during a flood Register

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This course will introduce resource management tools that can be used to develop, train and document personnel who are available for deployment during an animal or agricultural disaster. The course will describe how these tools can be utilized to support an all-hazards animal emergency response at local, state, tribal and federal levels.

Cost

The cost for this web course is $50.00US.

If you are an employee of a U.S. federal, state, local, tribal or territorial government agency, with a valid government email address, the course is FREE. If you are a government employee and do not have a government email address, please contact Meredith York at (865) 974-7854 on how to receive the course for free.

Scope

The course will be an introductory level, self-paced, on-line web-based course that will raise awareness of the utilization of national Credentialing Standards for Animal Emergency Responders.  The course will describe the purpose and benefits of the credentialing program for animal emergency responders and will introduce how this program can be utilized to support an all-hazard animal emergency response at local, state, tribal, and federal levels.

Target Audience

Personnel who may be involved in a response to an animal disaster, including but not limited to emergency managers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, Search and Rescue, veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, extension, public health, academia, animal control, non-governmental organizations (e.g. State Animal Response Team, Red Cross, Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster [VOAD], and Salvation Army), tribal nations, military and animal owners involved in disaster response, and federal, state, and local agencies and elected officials.

Technical Requirements

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Windows XP, 7, or 8

IE 7 or above

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Firefox

Adobe PDF Reader 8 or above

 

 

Google Chrome

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above

 

Mac OS X

Safari

Adobe PDF Reader for Mac

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Firefox

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above

 

  Google Chrome    

Note: Funding for this web course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


 

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