Awareness and management level courses for all hazards preparedness and planning for animal and agricultural disasters were held in Santa Rosa, February 2 and 3. Much of the discussion and training was built around the most recent devastating fires.
Advancing the safety and security of the food chain in Sweden and the U.S. was the top priority of representatives from government agencies, universities, and the private sector during a 4-day civil defense conference at UC Davis.
For horse and cattle owners wondering what they can do to help protect not only themselves but their animals, a video from WIFSS is a great place to start. Wildfire Preparedness Tips for a Firefighter presentation explains fire service response procedures and the specific actions that livestock owners can take to help protect themselves, their ranch and their animals.
AWR 328, All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters, meets for the first time at a veterinary college as the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine hosts the course on October 7, 2017.
Faculty from multiple backgrounds, teaching various technological approaches, are lighting the fire of discovery in the future leaders of the proposed One Health Center for Food Safety and Animal Health at NAU. With mentoring from visionary faculty, graduate students will go forward to be the leaders in the One Health Center.
During wildfires ranch owners with horses or other livestock are faced with the challenge of protecting not only themselves but their animals as well. Presentation of Ranch Readiness Day presentation, “Wildfire Preparedness tips from a Firefighter, Veterinarian and Ranch Owner,” now available for viewing.
Read how WIFSS at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is helping prepare veterinarians, first responders, livestock producers, and rural community leaders for floods, fires, hurricances, and earthquakes, and other disasters.
Be prepared for your next hiking expedition. Take precautions against heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Amid the chaos of response and evacuation, every second counts. A preparedness plan saves time during an emergency response and will increase the chances for the survival of your property, family, and animals.
Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis veterinarian, and a volunteer firefighter for the Vacaville Fire Protection District, offers disaster preparedness advice at Ranch Readiness Day.