Our shelter is open at Thayer Arena. If you are free to volunteer, contact us via Facebook or 780.0900.
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The Rhode Island Disaster Animal Response Team
*Glossary of Acronyms and Terms - Review this list of commonly used terms by emergency management and disaster preparedness fields.
FEMA-Emergency Management Institute
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers a series of online courses through the Independent Study Program (ISP). The ISP courses listed below are intended to help animal owners and first responders prepare for disasters and understand FEMA incident management.
- Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS 100
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
- IS-700.a-National Incident Command System, An Introduction
The objectives of this course are:
NIMS, An Introduction
- Describe the intent of NIMS.
- Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS.
- Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management.
- Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.
- In-Dept Guide to Citizen Preparedness
The Are you Ready? guide provides a step by step approach to emergency preparedness. Learn how to find local emergency plans, identify potential hazards, how to prepare and handle animals in a disaster and more.
Are you Ready?
- IS-10.a-Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
The objectives of this course are to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters.
Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
- IS-11.a-Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
The objectives of this course are to learn how to develop a community plan for managing animals in an emergency, identify hazards and threats most likely to affect your community and ways to minimize their impact on animals, indicate how communities use the Incident Command System (ICS) to respond effectively to an incident involving animals, describe resources available to help communities recover from a disaster, and develop community support for a disaster preparedness plan involving animals.
Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
- IS-111, Livestock in Disasters
The objectives of this course are to describe the various hazards that animals can face and how to mitigate them, as well as how to respond to an actual disaster. The livestock industry is a multi-billion dollar business that provides food for the American people as well as those overseas. It is important to insure our livestock are safe from hazards and will not suffer from the effects of hazards.
Livestock in Disasters
Online Resources for Including Animals in Disaster Planning
University of Rhode Island
College of Environmental Life Science (CELS)
URI TickEncounter Resource Center, TickEncounter.com