Is your community prepared to respond to hurricanes? We’ll discuss the need for all-hazard disaster planning, with an emphasis on hurricanes, and review critical components of hurricane response.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
• Preparedness locally, regionally and state-wide
• Training for responders
• Response team composition
• Hazards and team safety
Animal welfare organizations, county and state response teams and emergency management professionals will especially benefit from this webinar. Individuals looking for opportunities to join disaster response efforts will find this webinar helpful.
How to Respond to Hurricanes is part of a series of webinars about responding to hazards in our communities.
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.
ASPCA Manager, Disaster Response
Lacie Davis is responsible for assisting with the ASPCA’s disaster response efforts, covering natural disasters as well as internal disaster readiness programs. With her extensive classroom and technical training in emergency management and animal welfare, she has deployed on various field operations with the ASPCA, including the second-largest multistate dog fighting raid in the nation’s history. Davis’ current focus is partnership development with state and local organizations to enhance disaster preparedness and response capabilities.