Volunteers during training

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.

All Volunteers are highly encouraged to attend the Annual Refresher every January. It is the 4th Saturday in January.

Training Chart  (coming soon)

To drive NVADG Trucks & Trailers:  A minimum of class A driver’s license is required for the IFAW/NVADG Truck/Trailer.  Initial Attack Trailer requires a 3/4 truck and good trailer-pulling skills.  Drivers are highly valued and needed, but you must pass a NVADG driver’s test to be approved to drive or tow NVADG equipment.

More info: ICS (incident Command System) courses are identified as “IS” in the FEMA course directory.

* Great FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Program (ISP) Courses