This webinar explains the ASPCA’s efforts to enhance local, state and national response capabilities, including the results of a national preparedness survey. You’ll also hear about our Community Preparedness Checklist and an ASPCA program that provides disaster-relatedgrants, trainings and expertise to communities.
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 resilient
Developing methods for identifying, training and retaining large numbers of volunteers
Acquiring, maintaining and training volunteers on the use of critical equipment neededto 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.
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.