|Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:27 am
Post subject: Disaster Training-Help Animals Survive in US & Canada
|Noah's Wish, an international disaster response team solely dedicated to rescuing and sheltering animals in both natural and man-made disasters will be training new and experienced volunteers at several locations in 2005. Recently you may have heard about Noah's Wish in our response to the tsunami in Sri Lanka. The remaining trainings for 2005 are:
Columbus, OH - April 15, 16 & 17
Boston, MA - May 6, 7 & 8
Prince George, BC, Canada - May 20, 21 & 22
Cheyenne, WY - May 27, 28 & 29
Cookeville, TN - June 10, 11 & 12
Seattle, WA - June 24, 25 & 26
Monterey, CA - July 8, 9 & 10
Edmonton, AB, Canada - July 22, 23 & 24
Winnipeg, MB, Canada - August 5, 6 & 7
This comprehensive three day in-field exercise will be a combination of instructional teaching, team building, and hands-on experience. The participants will stay on site during the training, in order to give them a realistic experience of the physical challenges of responding to a disaster.
The training will be conducted by an experienced four-member team of Noah's Wish Staff and Coordinators who have collectively participated in more than 70 disasters. Terri Crisp, Founder and Director of Noah's Wish, is the acclaimed author of "Out of Harm's Way" and "Emergency Animal Rescue Stories", as well as being featured in "Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul". She also co-wrote the FEMA courses "Animals In Disasters - Modules A & B". She has been saving animals in disasters since 1983, participating in 66 major disaster relief efforts across the United States, Canada and abroad - making her the expert in the field of managing animals in disasters. Crisp, who is a highly sought after speaker, will lead the training.
Once a participant completes the Volunteer In-Field Training, they will become part of the Noah's Wish National Disaster Response Team, and placed on an active call-out list to be alerted and possibly mobilized to future disasters.
For more information about the training, Noah's Wish in general or the services provided, visit the website at: www.noahswish.org . Remember - trainings are limited and fill up quickly.
Training Department: 405-621-9616
Rescuing and Sheltering Animals in Disasters