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Animal Emergency Response Awareness Course (NC-8-100)

The NC Animal Emergency Response Working Group has developed an awareness course to introduce skills and resources for responders that may be  involved in animal incidents. Have you ever thought of what you would do when you respond to an incident that involves a horse trailer, animal stuck in a pond, loose livestock obstructing traffic, or a barn fire?  Would you be called to assist? If the answer is possibly then this training is for you.  Some groups that would benefit fire/rescue departments​, law enforcement​, animal control/animal services, veterinarians​, emergency management​, technical animal response organizations​, animal associations​, trained wrecker services personnel with equipment​, state agencies such as NCDA&CS and NC Wildlife Services.​ The AERWG manual can be found at under the Documents tab. This course offers four hours of Continuing Education credits from the NC Veterinary Medical Board for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

 The course will give awareness level training to responders on:

  • Applying basic ICS/NIMS​ for animal incidents
  • The Notification Process​
  • Scene Arrival and Assessment​
  • Responder Safety​
  • Biosecurity
  • Animal Behavior
  • An introduction to animal technical rescue techniques and scenarios
  • Euthanasia/Depopulation
  • Animal Relocation
  • Mortality Management
Date(s)  Tue. Jul 30, 2024 0800-1200 
Location Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - Woodfin Campus
20 Canoe Ln, Woodfin NC 28804 
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Building/Room Apparatus Building Classroom B 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Buncombe County 
Primary Instructor Bouchey, Michelle L. 
Course Length  
Course Hours
CEUs 4.00 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 40
# Open Seats 32
# on Wait List 0
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