About This Webinar:
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
• County Animal Response Team (CART) leadership
• State Animal Response Team leadership
About the Presenter:
Dick Green is Senior Director of Disaster Response for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He has responded to scores of disasters including typhoons in Taiwan, Philippines and Australia; volcanic eruptions in the U.S., Philippines and Iceland; tsunamis in Sri Lanka and Japan; and earthquakes in China, Haiti and Japan.
Recent responses in the United States include fires and mudslides in California, volcanic eruption in Hawaii, Hurricane Florence in 2018 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.
He has trained hundreds of responders in disaster prevention and response and has developed training curricula and texts for Slackwater Rescue, Water Rescue for Companion Animals and Rope Rescue for Companion Animals. His book Animals in Disasters was released in February 2019.