Trainings

Welcome to our new training page. This section will highlight trainings that we intend to offer or have offered. You may also find information about the dates for trainings in our calendar section. To express an interest in having a training, hosting a training, or attending one, please contact our registrar at training@cmdart.org


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Please email training@cmdart.org and indicate which session you are interested in. 

Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached.

Please do NOT to call the locations where the courses are being held such as the police, church, Emergency Management, etc.

 Info will be on our automated phone line 508-803-1989 in case you need to call.


Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, Inc.

         “Emergency Animal Disaster Services and Sheltering “

April 7, 2018, all day, two-part program 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Produced in cooperation with Fitchburg Emergency Mgmt.

Location for training – Fitchburg FD, 33 North Street, Fitchburg. 

 

 Part I. Introduction to Disaster Animal Services:   8:30 – 12:00 a.m.

The Intro Course  offers the basics of animal disaster response including local, regional, and national animal response systems, , requirements for team membership,  what psychological characteristics a team member needs to work in disasters, call out procedures,  task assignments, how to manage current and spontaneous volunteers, and procedures for intake to discharge at an emergency animal shelter including safety procedures.   CERT animal module 1 incorporated as applicable.

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 Part  II.  (This is mandatory for all animal disaster responders)  12:30 – 4 p.m. 

Emergency Animal Sheltering (EAS) live animal simulation.  Shelter set up from call out, to clean up. Shelter survey, how to assess your facility, interviewing techniques, and intake procedures for pet owners, and animals, safe animal handling for disasters.  It will include reviewing the CERT animal module II if there is enough time and if applicable.  Special guests in animal behaviorism and disasters assist instruction.  

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