2017 Refresher Training for Volunteers, Basics: 1/28/2017

When the reverse-911 call goes out, NVADG has already prepared to go in.  Let's prepare for 2017!

Annual refresher training for NVADG volunteers for 2017 activations. 

Saturday, January 28.  9:00 am - Noon.  The location is the Butte County Search and Rescue Training Room, 3965 Morrow Lane, Chico. 

2016 had a number of activations and close-calls.  We expect 2017 will be just as dangerous.  Your help will be needed very much, but without having attended the annual refresher you will miss many important changes to our procedures.

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2017 Training: Fire Line Safety and Radio Operations, Jan 28

Fire Line Safety and Radio Operations. 

Required for all Evacuation, Leads, Supervisors, and Overhead positions (Hotline, Duty Officer, Dispatch, Comms, PIO, Safety, Volunteer Coordinator, etc.)

To make it easier for our volunteers who want to do more than animal shelter crew, we're offering two classes that are required annually after the general refresher.  The classes are the required Fire Line Safety and the Radio Operations classes.

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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 16-hour NVADG volunteer orientationa and awareness training on January 21 and 22 and learn more.

 

 

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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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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New volunteer information

NVADG Volunteers do what governments cannot afford to do: have on-call workers trained and prepared to shelter and evacuate animals during wildfires. We train all year to advance our skills in animal handling, radio communication, fire-line safety, animal shelter hygiene, disaster Incident Command System and more.

Join us, and find out why NVADG volunteers say this is the most rewarding work they've done...

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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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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.

Returning Volunteers, please note:  In 2015 NVADG was recognized as the Go-To Animal Evacuation and Emergency Shelter response team.  This put volunteers in disaster response situations outside the full NVADG support system.  For that reason, volunteers eligible for mutual aid response must attend the annual 16-hour Awareness training every year.  For those who want to stick to Butte County sheltering only - and you have enormous value! - you need to do a 3-hour refresher only.

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NVADG
PO Box 441
Chico, CA 95927-0441 USA

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(530) 895-0000