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Trainings & Education

Find information here for on-line learning, real-time trainings, workshops, and other education opportunities. Updated frequently as trainings are added.

New Training Opportunities

Get information about exciting new trainings and education opportunities. Make sure you check instructor websites, your local CART, CAL FIRE or your regional fire training authority, for the most complete training information.

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24-Hour HAZWOPER With Animal Decontamination Exercise

Host: Sonoma County Animal Services

Cost: $650/person

FREE to all Sonoma County CART Volunteers and Sonoma County Employees

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October 22-24

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Atwood Ranch, 12099 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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Course Includes: Fall Protection, Site Emergencies, Site Safety Planning, Animal Decontamination, Confined Spaces, Levels of Protection, Hazardous Waste, Detecting Hazardous Materials, Respirators, Agencies and Regulations, Hazardous CommunicationToxicology, Types of Hazards, and more…

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Emergency Preparedness Event for Seniors

  • Learn how to prepared your home to better withstand a wildfire and ember storm
  • Know your evacuation zone
  • Learn what defensible space is and how it can help you protect your property
  • Pick up your own FREE Emergency Go-Bag and NOAA weather radio (supplies are limited)
  • Meet members of your local WIndsor Police & Fire Departments
  • Enjoy complementary coffee and fall themed snacks!

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November 4, 2021

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10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Windsor Senior Recreation Center, New Outdoor Patio Area 9231 Foxwood Dr Windsor, CA

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COPE@townofwindsor.com

707-838-5302

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2021 Donkey Welfare Symposium

The theme of the 9th Annual Donkey Welfare Symposium is "Donkey Nutrition and Dysnutrition" seeking insights into the health and wellbeing of donkeys and mules as they relate to nutrition best practices.  The conference will feature speakers with a wide range of expertise to highlight the implications and prevention of dysnutrition of donkeys and mules.  The conference is aimed at a mixed audience including donkey and mule enthusiasts, professionals working with donkeys and mules such as veterinarians and members of sanctuaries and rescue organizations, and also the general public who want to know more about donkeys and mules.

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November 13-14

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Live Virtual, UC Davis, California

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The Donkey Welfare Symposium is brought to you in Collaboration with Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue strives to provide solutions to the many problems that plague these wonderful creatures by providing ethical stewardship over the funds that are necessary to fulfill this goal.

Due to the global situation with COVID-19, the Symposium will be virtual live and interactive (Pacific Standard Time); it will count for full CE credit. Recording will be available for viewing after the event.

CE Credit: Up to 7.5 CEU pending approval

UC Davis SVM Employees and Students: Special pricing available. Select SVM Employee or SVM student when registering.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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Basic Training for Volunteers

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Animal Disaster Service Worker (A-DSW) Program
Disaster Service Workers (DSW) are volunteers who provide disaster relief service during a declared disaster. Disaster service is designed to aid in the response and recovery phases in a disaster emergency. It does not include day-to-day emergency response activities typically associated with, for example, law enforcement, fire services or emergency medical services. In a disaster, Animal-DSW volunteers are requested by the agency having jurisdiction for animal rescue and care. To learn more check with your local Animal Care and Control agency, or national and international programs that provide Animal Disaster Response assistance.

Many regions have a Community Animal Response Team, (CART), and some CERTs also provide Animal Disaster Response. Look for the CART and/or CERT in your area.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Online training available in English and Spanish.

UCD-CEH is joining forces with the Western Institute for Food Safety & Security (WIFSS) and the International Animal Welfare Training Institute (IAWTI) at UC Davis to develop a training program for first responders and community volunteers.

WIFFS Animals in Disaster Courses will help prepare first responders and community members for animal related emergencies.

READY MARIN Marin County CERT and Get Ready programs teaching residents how to get prepared in case of a disaster or emergency.

Red Cross of Northern California Volunteer Opportunities - Every dedicated Red Cross volunteer makes a positive difference. We invite you to explore the many volunteer opportunities available.

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World Animal Protection - Prep Vet Course

The objective of the PrepVet online course is risk management and reduction, including understanding the factors that lead to emergencies and being prepared for them, to minimize animal losses.

The course is divided into three core topics:

  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Basic care of animals during emergencies
The course is currently available in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

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S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, 2020

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

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This is the first and foundational wildland fire behavior course in a five-course sequence in the NWCG curriculum.  It introduces students to the basic concepts of wildland fire behavior, including:

  • The primary wildland fire environment components: fuels, weather, and topography;
  • How characteristics and interactions of fuels, weather, and topography affect fire behavior;
  • How fire behavior affects risk to firefighters.

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RDPC - AWR 328-VIRTUAL-ALL HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS FOR ANIMALS IN DISASTERS

This 8-hour awareness-level course is delivered in two 4-hour Zoom sessions and is designed to provide livestock producers, emergency managers, veterinarians, extension agents, veterinary technicians, rural community leaders, public and human health personnel, fire and law enforcement with tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters (e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials, and catastrophic disease exposure) involving animals in rural communities. The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia, carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, and federal support available during recovery.

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Register for a class by selecting a class date from the Training Schedule, click on the Registration link above the course description to access a registration form for that class.Request a new class to be scheduled in your area by submitting a Request a Course form.

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Pet CPR and First Aid Training - Online

In an effort to meet the continued demand for our highly regarded hands-on Pet CPR & First Aid training, Paws N Claws 911 modified our program to an online platform.

We provide multiple online trainings for owners and responders.

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FEMA IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

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Note: IS-100.b is an updated version of the IS-100.a course.

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

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FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

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The Emergency Management Institute developed ICS its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United State Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Note: IS-200.b is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have successfully completed IS-200 or IS-200.a, you may want to review the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses are equivalent.

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FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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FEMA IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

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This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

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FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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FEMA IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

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

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FEMA IS-111.A: Livestock in Disasters

This course combines the knowledge of livestock producers and emergency managers to present a unified approach to mitigate the impact of disasters on animal agriculture.

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FEMA IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams

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This lesson provides an overview of the CERT role in disaster preparedness and response. It also covers what you will learn in other lessons about CERT organization and activities.

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FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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CART (Community Animal Response Team)

Check specific CART website for volunteer requirements and training information

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Online CERT Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Online CERT is developed to provide the FEMA standardized 2019 curriculum to learners across the United States, meeting the lecture portion of the CERT training requirements. Once completed, you just follow up with your local CERT Coordinator to complete the hands-on practical portion and receive your full CERT credentials.

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Hybrid CERT is partnered with the National CERT Association, California Governors Offices of Emergency Services (CalOES), Listos California, and the Utah Division of Emergency Management.

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University of Utah School of Medicine
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FEMA Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT)

To learn about the types of responder resources that are requested and utilized in disasters, study the FEMA Resource Typing Library (RTLT).

Each Resource type has specific training requirements. Studying the RTLT will help you determine the best way for you to train as an Animal Disaster Responder.

The Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT) is an online catalogue of national NIMS resource typing definitions, job titles/position qualifications and Position Task Books (PTBs).

Resource Typing Definitions are provided for equipment, teams, and units. They are used to categorize, by capability, the resources requested, deployed, and used in incidents. Measurable standards identifying resource capabilities and performance levels serve as the basis for this categorization.

Job Titles and Position Qualifications are used in the inventorying, credentialing, and qualifying of personnel. Credentialing is essential in validating the identity and attributes (e.g., affiliations, skills, or privileges) of emergency personnel.

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Animal Technical Rescue - Awareness Level Course - Univ of FL- VetMed

The course addresses topics covered by NFPA Standards 1670-17 and 1006-17.

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The estimated amount of time needed to complete this course is 7 hours.

No prerequisites are necessary for individuals participating in this course. This is the first in a three-part series: Awareness, Operations, and Technician Level.

This course seeks to provide training for individuals who may serve as first responders in an animal technical rescue scenario, including but not limited to: firefighters, police officers, animal control officers, and veterinarians. It may also be of interest for pet and livestock owners.

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College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Equine Handling for Firefighters and First Responders (Videos)

This series of videos for firefighters, forest service, and law-enforcement officers was developed to help first responders be safer in situations involving equines. Our goal is to help you extricate animals safely when the urgent need arises, when there are no experienced animal handlers on scene. The lessons demonstrated incorporate basic principles of risk management and scene safety with basic safe equine handling and behavior awareness.

1. Introduction to Horse Handling for Firefighters
2. Horse Movement and Situational Awareness
3. Horse Safety and Situational Awareness
4. Approaching, Haltering, and Leading a Horse
5. Leading a Horse
6. Nighttime Awareness