"The scene from New Orleans of a 9-year-old little boy crying because he was not allowed to take his little white dog...
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<ul><li>DART is the Animal Rescue Branch of a local CERT Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operates under  local  CERT Chain of ...
<ul><li>Started in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed to Lockheed Fire in August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>80 Trained DART Volun...
<ul><li>Addendum to CERT Curriculum (under review by California CERT) </li></ul><ul><li>16 Slides (20-30 minutes) </li></u...
<ul><li>Prerequisites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CERT Basic Training 20 Hours Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 100...
<ul><ul><li>Introduction Animals in Disasters, Human-Animal Bond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Management </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Trained as Cohort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment (as group) to d...
<ul><li>Certified CERT Instructor 20 Hours Training </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 800 National Response Framework, An Introdu...
<ul><li>Founded in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Founders had previous national response experience </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes...
<ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 4:  Animal Handling Specialist  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title:  Animal Handl...
<ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 8:  Animal Technician   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title:  Animal Technician  <...
<ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 7: Animal Shelter Manager  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title:    Animal Shelter ...
Security Lead Kit (Hiding In Plain Sight)
<ul><li>Starter Kit with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization Chart & Job Descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waivers a...
<ul><li>Thumb drive with all Animal Shelter and all relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Enough printe...
<ul><li>Animal intake system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake Forms (companion animals, poultry, horses etc.) </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Thumb drive with intake related materials and relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Starter Kit...
Battery Powered Photo Printer
<ul><li>Vet Bible – procedures vets and vet techs are required to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Medical records for small and l...
<ul><li>Starter Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb drive with veterinary care related materials </li></ul>
<ul><li>Crate numbering system </li></ul><ul><li>Wall-mounted animal location system </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Care Forms </...
<ul><li>Thumb drive with care related materials and relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Starter Kit w...
<ul><li>Decision by local CERT leadership to establish an animal rescue branch </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least three volun...
<ul><li>Minimum budget: $0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All-volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built on top of CERT </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Disaster experience and shelter management expertise needed to be able to teach our 20-hour training </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Flexible and scalable animal disaster response under local control within Incident Command System </li></ul><ul><l...
 
In a disaster “the stuff’ is largely  irrelevant.  It is the people who make the difference. If you did not get that, perh...
 
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  1. 1. &quot;The scene from New Orleans of a 9-year-old little boy crying because he was not allowed to take his little white dog Snowball was too much to bear. Personally, I know I wouldn't have been able to leave my little white dog Masko to a fate of almost certain death. As I watched the images of the heartbreaking choices the gulf residents had to make, I was moved to find a way to prevent this from ever happening again.” Congressman Tom Lantos (D-California) Co-author of the PETS Act
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  3. 3. <ul><li>DART is the Animal Rescue Branch of a local CERT Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operates under local CERT Chain of Command </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receives Advanced Animal Sheltering Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has access to resources throughout Contra Costa through Mutual Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other DARTs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Animal Response Team (CoCo CART) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Animal Rescue Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>County Animal Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional and national support from Noah’s Wish (“the cavalry”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with American Red Cross – Contra Costa County DSHR to set up emergency animal shelters near people shelters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most DART members are also trained American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Started in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed to Lockheed Fire in August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>80 Trained DART Volunteers (Lamorinda) </li></ul><ul><li>DARTs Under Development in Walnut Creek, Clayton, and several other jurisdictions in Contra Costa </li></ul><ul><li>Close collaboration with American Red Cross Disaster Services (joint drills etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Contra Costa County Animal Response Team (CoCo CART) collaboration with CoCo Animal Services </li></ul><ul><li>DART/CERT model adopted by State of South Carolina, interest from counties elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Open to CERT graduates county-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Unit 10 “Pet Emergency Preparedness” to CoCo CERT Curriculum </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Addendum to CERT Curriculum (under review by California CERT) </li></ul><ul><li>16 Slides (20-30 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus: Emergency Preparedness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steps for pet owners to take </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparedness Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggests follow up training: DART </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noah’s Wish In-Field Training & Deployment </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Prerequisites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CERT Basic Training 20 Hours Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System 3 Hours Online Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3 Hours Online Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 700 National Incident Management System 3 Hours Online Study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vaccinations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetanus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hepatitis A & B (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Rabies Exposure (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Availability for Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Pass Background Check </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Introduction Animals in Disasters, Human-Animal Bond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Behavior and Temperament </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veterinary Medical Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decontamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reunification & Psychological First Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drill – Set Up and Manage an Emergency Animal Shelter (4 Hours) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Trained as Cohort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment (as group) to disasters 2-3 times per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must participate in annual training and/or deploy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID Renewed Annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can Train & Supervise Convergent Volunteers! </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Certified CERT Instructor 20 Hours Training </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA ICS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction 3 Hours Online Study </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 10 Animals in Disasters Module A 10 Hours Online Study </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA IS 11 Animals in Disasters Module B 10 Hours Online Study </li></ul><ul><li>Pet First Aid & CPR 4 Hours Training </li></ul><ul><li>Human First Aid & CPR 8 Hours Training </li></ul><ul><li>Noah’s Wish In-Field Training 20 Hours Training </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 24.7 CEU’s </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Founded in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Founders had previous national response experience </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes in sheltering animals </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “rescue” </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral, not judgmental </li></ul><ul><li>Not a political lobby </li></ul><ul><li>Not a fundraising machine </li></ul><ul><li>20 Wildfires </li></ul><ul><li>5 Hurricanes </li></ul><ul><li>5 Floods </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 4: Animal Handling Specialist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title: Animal Handling Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories: Companion animals (C ) Equines (E) Livestock (L) Avian (A) Non-domesticated species (N) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROSS Assignment #: AR04 (proposed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description: Safely and humanely handles animals Counts animal populations Ensures appropriate sanitation for animals Feeds and waters animals Exercises animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education Not specified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Entry Level: ICS 100, IS 700 First Responder: ICS 100, 200, IS 700 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience Has functional skills applicable to safe and humane handling of relevant species Has functional skills applicable to basic husbandry of relevant species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical/ Medical Fitness Able to perform under conditions of moderate stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Entry Level: Works in related field (government, academia, private sector) First Responder: Certified for this position by the State Animal Health Official </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing Not specified Prerequisite Has current expertise of working with companion animals, equines, livestock, avian or non-domesticated species </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 8: Animal Technician </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title: Animal Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories: Companion animals (C ), Equines (E), Livestock (L), Avian (A), Non-domesticated species (N) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROSS Assignment #: AR08 (proposed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description: Same as for Animal Handling Specialist, plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assists with animal health care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assists with animal depopulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses needs of animals Collects specimens from animals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assists with establishing and maintaining medical records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies and counts animal premises </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education Not specified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Entry Level: ICS 100, IS 700 First Responder: ICS 100, 200, IS 700 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Recent experience preparing medical records Has functional skills applicable to management of relevant animal populations Has functional skills applicable to working in animal facilities Has functional skills applicable to safe and humane handling of relevant species Has functional skills applicable to basic husbandry of relevant species </li></ul><ul><li>Physical/ Medical Fitness Able to perform under conditions of moderate stress </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Entry Level: Works in related field (government, academia, private sector) First Responder: Certified for this position by State Animal Health Official </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing Not specified </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite Has current expertise of working with companion animals, equines, livestock, avian or non-domesticated species Some activities will be performed under the supervision of a veterinarian </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Animal Emergency Response Job Title 7: Animal Shelter Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title: Animal Shelter Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROSS Assignment #: AR07 (proposed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description: Manages temporary animal shelter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education Not specified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training ICS 100, IS 200, IS 700 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience Has functional skills applicable to the day to day care of animals Has functional skills applicable to animal shelter management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical/ Medical Fitness Able to perform under conditions of moderate stress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Works in related field (government, academia, private sector) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing Not specified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prerequisite Has proven organizational and management skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Security Lead Kit (Hiding In Plain Sight)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Starter Kit with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization Chart & Job Descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waivers and Releases of Liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Registration Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs, banners etc. for Shelter departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And Much, Much More </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms, forms, forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS Procurement Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS Briefing Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS Communications Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handheld radio for HAM operator </li></ul><ul><li>FRS radios for shelter leads </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thumb drive with all Animal Shelter and all relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Enough printed material to get started </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Animal intake system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake Forms (companion animals, poultry, horses etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arm bands for owners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neck bands for animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue Request Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost Animal Information Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Found Animal Information Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backdrop for animal photography and intake number display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job descriptions for intake processors, greeters, line monitors, runners, animal photography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And Much, Much More… </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Thumb drive with intake related materials and relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Starter Kit for team of 4 – 7 volunteers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Battery Powered Photo Printer
  20. 20. <ul><li>Vet Bible – procedures vets and vet techs are required to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Medical records for small and large animals </li></ul><ul><li>Discharge Forms </li></ul><ul><li>And Much, Much More… </li></ul><ul><li>No Supplies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be procured during disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Veterinarians and Vet Techs to be procured during disaster (unless recruited as volunteers into CERT/DART) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Starter Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb drive with veterinary care related materials </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Crate numbering system </li></ul><ul><li>Wall-mounted animal location system </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Care Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Headcount Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Cheat sheets for daily care for volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Signs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarantine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal being walked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal at Vet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up checklist </li></ul><ul><li>And Much, Much More… </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Thumb drive with care related materials and relevant ICS forms at print resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Starter Kit with forms, instructions etc. for most common species </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Decision by local CERT leadership to establish an animal rescue branch </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least three volunteers who are prepared to devote at least 4 hours a week each to building DART </li></ul><ul><li>Either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have qualified DART trainers (Certificate) and conduct 20-hour training yourself, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send participants to 20-hour DART training elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participate in county drills and encourage DART members to deploy through Noah’s Wish </li></ul><ul><li>Register DART with Contra Costa County Animal Response Team </li></ul><ul><li>Check our web site: http://LamorindaDART.org, or </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Frans Hoffman, the Lamorinda DART & CERT Coordinator: [email_address] </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Minimum budget: $0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All-volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built on top of CERT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Licensed (Free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funded out of contributions made by participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership DART Association (CoCo CART): $0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add-ons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed participant manuals: $4 per participant (cost) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-shirts (uniform): $15 per participant with embroidered logo (50% ‘profit’ can pay for manuals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter Go-Kit: cost depends on local resources </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Disaster experience and shelter management expertise needed to be able to teach our 20-hour training </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate in Animal Disaster Response meets these requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Need a team of people to teach the course </li></ul><ul><li>In the meantime, Lamorinda DART and CoCo CART will be happy to organize DART training for you (if possible in your jurisdiction) – for free </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Flexible and scalable animal disaster response under local control within Incident Command System </li></ul><ul><li>No new burden or tasks for emergency responders </li></ul><ul><li>Budgetary impact minimal </li></ul><ul><li>Meshes seamlessly with your existing CERT organization – no new hoops </li></ul><ul><li>Unlocks new recruiting potential among population </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices, FEMA/PETS Act compliant today! </li></ul>
  28. 29. In a disaster “the stuff’ is largely irrelevant. It is the people who make the difference. If you did not get that, perhaps you should not be in emergency management .

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