VME 6820: Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response

 

Course Description

Be prepared to respond to veterinary disaster events as a volunteer. 1 credit course.

Course Content

By the end of this course, students will:

    1. Complete six online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses to obtain credentials as a basic-volunteer responder (if not previously completed).
    2. Know the Incident Command System (ICS) structure and why it is important for disaster management.
    3. Know the potential roles served by volunteers and veterinarians within a disaster response.
    4. Compare the response structure for animal disasters in Florida to the structures used in other locations.
    5. Develop a personal disaster readiness plan.
    6. Be ready to respond to a disaster is activated.

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