This free webinar, led by Dick Green of the ASPCA’s disaster response team, covers the importance of categorizing and describing disaster resources—a process known as resource typing—and how to efficiently request those resources for animals in need.
The effectiveness of response is dependent upon the availability of resources—and often in larger disasters local resources are not able to keep up with demand, which means outside assistance must be requested.
Attendees will learn:
What resource typing is and how it enhances the effectiveness of response efforts
How animal resources are typed according to guidelines established by FEMA in 2018
How to request animal resources based on the new FEMA guidelines
County and state emergency managers
Authorities having jurisdiction (typically animal control at county level and Department of Agriculture at state level)
First responders who are interested in deploying outside their service area
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.