Effective Incident Teams
Trained team members — First Responders, Veterinary Professionals and Community Volunteers — allow for a coordinated incident management response that provides the highest level of safety for the individuals responding and the optimum outcome for the people and animals impacted. Trained team members know their roles, understand animal behavior and how to work together safely and most effectively.
Managing incidents involving animals nearly always adds an element of uncertainty and danger. The safety of First Responders is at the core of all training. Training includes animal behavior, safe handling, lifting large animals, and involvement of veterinarians. Training is provided to First Responders free of charge.
The odds of a positive outcome in any animal emergency or disaster situation are significantly improved if there is a Veterinary Professional, who has been trained in trauma and rescue, on scene. The Veterinary Professional can provide critical services, such as sedation or medical triage, to both further the safety of First Responders and guide best outcome for the animals involved.
Educated volunteers provide much needed breadth to emergency response. Volunteer and become certified to provide assistance in emergency situations or simply volunteer to be on standby to provide valuable non-technical support during disaster response. We would love to have you on the team!
Proven Training Programs
We were incredibly fortunate have worked with these agencies:
British Animal Rescue & Trauma Care Association (“BARTA”)
UC Davis’ Veterinary Emergency Response Team
worked with us in the development of our training programs.
Cal CARTs (https://www.calcarts.org/) worked with us to share best practices and to standardize training and response protocols. Our goal is to create training reciprocity across the state, much like CERT training.
Join The Team
Are you ready to become trained to support animal rescue and recovery and make a positive impact on our community? Join the team!
We are a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with local agencies to ensure the best possible outcome for animals in Napa County and other areas who need assistance during an emergency, accident or disaster.