Training Guidelines

We train all year to be prepared to respond to an event we pray will never happen.

NVADG volunteers are called to action during emergencies. We work in hazardous situations and deal with stressed animals. To keep everyone safe, training is essential and required. The level of training required depends on the level of risk.

Due to the overwhelming response to New Volunteer Training for 2018, we have had to limit that class to NEW volunteers only.  We have more new volunteers than we can train. 

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New volunteer information - UPDATE February 2, 2018

By popular demand, a second Annual Training has been added for new volunteers.  This intense 2-day 16-hour class will go over the Incident Command System, Small and Large Animal Sheltering, Evacuation Procedures, Safety Protocols, etc.  At the end of the weekend, you will be officially sworn in as Disaster Service Workers.

The last time that this training was offered, we had to turn away over 70 disappointed people.  This classroom only holds 50 students, so please register early to reserve a spot.  Register and get more info on our Calendar...

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General Forms

 

Here's where NVADG posts the instructions, forms, protocols and checklists we use in preparation for, and during, an incident.  Bookmark this page so you can find it when you need it! 

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Hotline / Duty Officers: Where it all begins. Join us!

Everything about being a NVADG volunteer is rewarding.

Hotline operators know being the first voice of NVADG during an activation is over-the-top rewarding!  It's an ideal position for people who have flexibility to answer the phone during weekdays as well as weekends. 

Find out how you can be part of the elite team of disaster workers who are rarely seen but make a giant impact!

Come to the 2018 16-hour NVADG volunteer orientation and awareness training on January 20 and 21 and learn more.

 

 

IFAW Information

NVADG has been active in California and across the country working with local organizations everywhere to save animals during times of disaster and upheaval. Now, we have partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to rescue animals from dangerous situations caused by nature and by people. 

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ICS Forms

The North Valley Animal Disaster Group works in coordination with emergency services including local Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. All of these agencies have adopted the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMMS) which incorporates the Incident Command System (ICS).

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ICS Information

The North Valley Animal Disaster Group works in coordination with emergency services including local Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. All of these agencies have adopted the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMMS) which incorporates the Incident Command System (ICS).

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Oiled Wildlife Care Network

The North Valley Animal Disaster Group is part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN).

This is an exciting development!

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) is recognized as a world leader in oil spill response, rescue, rehabilitation and research, and is an outstanding example of what's possible when diverse institutions and organizations work collaboratively toward a common goal. It just makes sense that NVADG trained volunteers would make great OWCN volunteers.

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Technical Rescue Group

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has recently invested considerable time, training, and resources into getting NVADG personnel ready to rescue animals during floods and swiftwater disasters.

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NVADG
PO Box 441
Chico, CA 95927-0441 USA

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(530) 895-0000