When

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
-to-
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Where

Alachua County Health Department 
224 SE 24th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641
 

 
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Contact

Bud Most, Volunteer & Planning Director 
Florida State Animal Response Coalition

planning@flsarc.org

 

 

Small Animal Emergency Sheltering

 Operations Level (Level 2)

 Gainesville, Florida

Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018 

**This course is certified by Florida Department of Emergency Management
as course code
FL-607**

Are you ready to help animals even MORE during disasters?  

Please join the Florida State Animal Response Coalition team and Alachua County Animal Services on June 23 & 24, 2018 for the Operations Level Class. 

Operations level will help qualify you for new roles during a disaster involving animals including possible Team Lead roles. This class expands on the learnings of the Level 1 course and challenges experienced shelter staff with scenarios of emergency sheltering during a disaster.

Tuition for this class has been paid for by a generous grant from the Florida Department of Emergency Management. Costs associated with a registrant (e.g., workbooks, administration, instructor expenses, etc.) are only reimbursed by the state when registrants complete the course. Cancellations and no shows add costs to FLSARC, a non-profit organization, and are not covered by the state grant. Please make every effort to honor your commitment to attend.

To be eligible to take this course, you must be at least 18 years old, have a up-to-date FLSARC volunteer profile, AND provide proof of the following:

If the above certificates of completion are currently not part of your volunteer profile with FLSARC, please submit these certificates to volunteer@flsarc.org.

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REQUIREMENTS TO DEPLOY WITH FLSARC
Florida SARC team members are required to complete the following to be eligible to deploy:

 Other requirements to deploy in a federally declared disaster areas:

Vaccinations
All volunteers are encouraged to have the following vaccinations when entering a disaster area. Some partner organizations require some or all of them:
  • Tetanus Vaccination within the past 5 years. 10 years is sometimes acceptable.
  • Hepatitis A & B. 
  • Pre-exposure Rabies
Additional Requirements to deploy in a Lead role during a disaster:

  • Level 2 - Operations Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Course
  • 10 hours working with dogs and 10 hours working with cats in a shelter, similar environment, or in a veterinary practice. 
  • Pet First Aid & CPR AND Human First Aid, CPR, & AED training.
  • Animal care resume (A couple paragraphs explaining your animal handling experience.)
  • FEMA Free online Course - IS-5.A: Introduction to HAZMAT
NOTE: Current experience and education may be acceptable in lieu of some requirements. FLSARC often deploys team members nationally with partner organizations to practice skills and enhance our abilities. These organizations may have additional requirements to deploy with them. These requirements will be communicated when they request our assistance.