Animals in Disasters: Enhancing Response Capabilities
About this Webinar
Learn about the ASPCA’s efforts to enhance local, state and national response capabilities, including the results of our national preparedness survey. You’ll also receive information about our Community Preparedness Checklist and an exciting ASPCA program that provides disaster-related grants, trainings and expertise to communities. You can listen to this recorded webinar at your convenience, any time 24/7.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
- Determining local, state and national response capabilities
- Identifying steps needed for a community to be prepared and disaster resilient
- Developing methods for identifying, training and retaining large numbers of volunteers
- Acquiring, maintaining and training volunteers on the use of critical equipment needed to rescue and shelter large numbers of animals
- Enhancing response capabilities through the development of typed teams with specific animal response responsibilities
This webinar is useful for animal welfare organizations, county and state response teams, and emergency management professionals.
Dick Green, EdD
ASPCA Senior Director, Disaster Response
Dr. Dick Green is responsible for leading the efforts of the ASPCA Disaster Response department, which covers natural disasters. He oversees the ASPCA's internal disaster readiness program and develops partnerships with national and local agencies to enhance the organization’s disaster response capabilities. He established and chaired the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition in early 2006, following Hurricane Katrina. NARSC is comprised of 13 animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA, and is the first coalition in the nation that is dedicated to working with all levels of government and non-government agencies on major human-animal emergency issues.
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