38. Animals in Disasters FEMA Training

Last Wednesday I mentioned yesterday’s ASPCA Animals in Disaster webinar.  On a related note, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute recently updated two of its courses:  Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness (IS-10.A) and Animals in Disasters: Community Planning (IS-11.A).

IS-10.A is a 3.5 hour online course that introduces the topic and helps the student prepare and plan for the safety of the family pets.  IS-11.A is a 4.5 hour online class that encourages the student to become active in the community planning aspect of animals in disasters.  Finally those in rural areas may be interested in IS-111A, Livestock in Disasters, another 3.5 hour online course for agribusinesses.

As usual, these EMI offerings are free.  To learn more or to register for a course, go to the following web page: www.training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx .  The top of this page also explains how to get the necessary FEMA Student Identification Number.