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  • DART Training 04/07/10
  • Purpose of a Disaster Animal Response Team To expand the skill set of Community Emergency Response Teams to be able to assist all animals (human and others) to survive any disaster. DART is Advanced CERT Training that focuses on: Animal Sheltering Animal Search and Rescue DART graduates can act as specialized support for Their own Community Emergency Response Team Their local Police Department and Fire District Contra Costa County Animal Services Through their local CERT Command DART graduates can respond to Mutual Aid requests No Animal (human or otherwise) Left Behind DART Training 04/07/10
  • DART Training 04/07/10 Purpose: To explain to participants the requirements for DART members.
  • DART Training 04/07/10 Basic FEMA courses needed to be able to work in the ICS / NIMS system
  • DART Training 04/07/10 Basic animal handling training
  • DART Training 04/07/10 Additional skills needed tro
  • DART Training 04/07/10
  • DART Training 04/07/10
  • DART Training 04/07/10
  • Dart Unit 01 Intro

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    2. 2. Unit 1: What Is The Disaster Animal Response Team? © 2006-2010 Frans Hoffman
    3. 3. <ul><li>To help save animals (and their people) during disasters by providing emergency animal sheltering services </li></ul><ul><li>To assist and train CERT teams to evacuate household pets and service animals with their owners (PETS Act) </li></ul><ul><li>To mitigate the impact of disasters on animals and their owners through education outreach programs </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>To expand the skill set of Community Emergency Response Teams to be able to assist all animals (human and others) to survive any disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>DART is Advanced CERT Training that focuses on Animal Sheltering </li></ul><ul><li>DART graduates can act as specialized support for </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Their own Community Emergency Response Team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Their local Police Department and Fire District </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contra Costa County Animal Services </li></ul></ul></ul>Owners should evacuate with their animal
    5. 5. <ul><li>Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 - Amendment to Robert T. Stafford Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisions to help with disaster planning: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>requires that local and state emergency preparedness authorities include plans for pets and service animals in their disaster plans to qualify for grants from FEMA ; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>grants FEMA the authority to assist states and local communities in developing disaster plans to accommodate people with pets and service animals; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>authorizes federal funds to help create pet-friendly emergency shelter facilities; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>allows FEMA to provide assistance for individuals with pets and service animals, and the animals themselves, following a major disaster. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>&quot;The sight of evacuees choosing between being rescued or remaining with their pets, perhaps even having to leave behind the trained and faithful helping animals that some people with disabilities rely on every day, was just heartbreaking,&quot; said representative Lantos in a press release on Sept. 22. 2005. &quot;Our legislation will put an end to that.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The PETS Act was proposed by representatives Tom Lantos and Chris Shays. </li></ul>Tom Lantos (left) and Chris Shays
    7. 7. <ul><li>Foundations laid when rescuers returned from Katrina (2005) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could not find Bay Area Animal Disaster Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some joined CERT (2006) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work begins on Training Manual for CERT-based Animal Disaster Response (2006) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training adapted for use by PEP-Team (2007 – RIP 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of Lamorinda DART (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Deployment (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion into South Carolina and Virginia (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Ramon DART Training (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion to Shasta County (2010) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>DART Sets up and manages emergency animal shelters near disaster areas </li></ul><ul><li>DART trains other CERT members to assist owners in transporting animals safely to animal shelter or out of the disaster area </li></ul><ul><li>DART trains and assists CERT teams in capturing and restraining animals separated from their owners </li></ul><ul><li>DART responds to animal rescue requests relayed through Incident Command, local CERT Command and/or the local EOC, or County Animal Services </li></ul>The beginning of Walnut Creek DART
    9. 9. <ul><li>DART sets up and manages Emergency Animal Shelters (EAS) near human evacuation shelters </li></ul><ul><li>DART trains owners and other convergent volunteers to work in the EAS </li></ul><ul><li>DART deploys outside its operational area in response to Mutual Aid requests or requests based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) </li></ul><ul><li>DART works with organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and local and national organizations (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters - VOAD) </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Every Community Emergency Response Team graduate should receive DART training, because </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 60% of disaster survivors have animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of them will refuse to evacuate without their animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Hurricane Katrina, 44 percent of residents who had the means to evacuate, but chose not to, did so because they did not want to leave without their pets (Fritz Institute, 2006) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Of the 1,836 people who died, more than 80% told neighbors and family that they were staying behind for their pets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people who initially evacuate without their animals will try to take care/rescue them, creating secondary disasters </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>ALL DISASTERS ARE LOCAL!!! </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>“ All disasters are local ”: philosophy behind the Incident Command System and FEMA’s all-hazard approach </li></ul><ul><li>“ All disasters are local ”: disasters begin or occur in a community and the response begins at the local level </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Disaster Response has - so far - concentrated on building national , or - at best - state-wide response teams </li></ul><ul><li>While locals respond immediately, national, state or regional response teams have to wait to be invited to respond </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>National animal rescue organizations are competing to get Memorandums of Understanding etc. to be allowed in </li></ul><ul><li>Without knowing where the next disaster will strike they have to try to sign MOU’s with everyone </li></ul><ul><li>In an attempt to coordinate at a national level they created the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down does not mesh well with bottom-up (or “ All Disasters Are Local ”) </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Bottom-up: Disaster Animal Response Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle: Community Emergency Response Teams (Remember? The locals!) </li></ul><ul><li>Our DART/CERT blend represents a new kind: a Disaster Animal Response Team that is part of the local CERT organization and focuses on assisting all animals – The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number </li></ul><ul><li>We do not need permission or invitations: we ARE first responders and the main resources for the local Emergency Operations Center once activated </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>A local disaster occurs. Using the Incident Command System local CERTs form neighborhood teams and collect information for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) </li></ul><ul><li>Once activated by the local EOC DART begins to provide disaster response (as part of CERT) and contacts its backup partners: other DARTs, the County Animal Response Team, and Noah’s Wish </li></ul><ul><li>CERT teams locate victims, do search and rescue, provide medical support, transport victims and their pets to shelters, staff shelters etc. </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>In ‘peace time’ DART trains CERT graduates to handle animals and to provide Animal First Aid and CPR. </li></ul><ul><li>In ‘peace time’ DART brings together veterinary medical resources, pet groomers and pet sitters for emergency preparedness campaigns. </li></ul><ul><li>In ‘peace time’ DART builds a cache of supplies, identifies areas for shelters in collaboration with the American Red Cross and holds or participates in drills to prepare for disaster. </li></ul>
    17. 20. <ul><li>Some of the issues NARSC has addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardization of core competencies training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentialing of professional responders (the “Q” Card) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer management and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typing of animal rescue, transport and sheltering resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting state and local entities in disaster planning under the PETS Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and acceptance of a Code of Conduct for all NARSC members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development towards a Type 3 Animal Incident Management Team </li></ul></ul>
    18. 21. <ul><li>Local CERT / DART </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration into daily operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contra Costa CART </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination between Animal Services and local DARTs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County wide deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DART Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentialing </li></ul></ul>
    19. 22. <ul><li>DART training (this training; 17 hours) or Noah’s Wish Training </li></ul><ul><li>Community Emergency Response Team ( CERT ) certification (20 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Pet First Aid / CPR certification (4 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>And a series of FEMA certifications </li></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li>FEMA IS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 700 NIMS An Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA requires resources to have these FEMA Certifications. Animal Emergency Response (AER) Positions Credentials, 2007 </li></ul>
    21. 24. <ul><li>Small Animals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 10 Animals in Disaster, Module A: Awareness and Preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 11 Animals in Disaster, Module B: Community Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large Animals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 111 Livestock in Disasters </li></ul></ul>
    22. 25. <ul><li>Supervisors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NIMS IS-703 Resource Management </li></ul></ul>
    23. 26. <ul><li>Volunteer should have the following vaccinations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetanus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hepatitis A & B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rabies Pre-Exposure vaccination ( optional) </li></ul></ul>
    24. 27. <ul><li>“ It is recommended that all Animal Emergency Responders who work with animals that can transmit rabies ensure that they are current with their pre-exposure rabies vaccination.” </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Emergency Response (AER) Positions Credentials, FEMA 2007 ) </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>Before you get any of these vaccinations, check with your doctor to make sure they are safe for you. </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>Agreement and General Release for Adult Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Form </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Identification Badge Form </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Profile </li></ul><ul><li>DART Training Card </li></ul><ul><li>Check In and Check Out Procedures </li></ul>
    27. 31. <ul><li>While Frans Hoffman, the author of this training course, provides the information in this presentation for free (as hand-outs) to anyone who attends a Disaster Animal Response Training (DART), he and his licensors retain copyright on all text and graphic images. </li></ul><ul><li>Text and graphic images are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. This means that YOU MAY NOT copy, reproduce, modify, publish, upload, post, or include this information in your training or documents, reuse the text or graphics, transmit or distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of the author. The author reserves all other rights. Except as expressly provided herein, he does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information. </li></ul><ul><li>The DART logo is a service mark of Frans Hoffman. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on how to legally use these materials, please contact Frans Hoffman at fhoffman@iRescue.us. </li></ul>