What a great conference! Thanks to all who participated from attendees to speakers to sponsors. Volunteers were recognized, awards were given, preparedness tips shared, response training provided, the networking opportunities were amazing and the support was appreciated. The Kansas State Animal Response Team was proud to have hosted this event for animal response team volunteers and the public who attended. The partnerships forged with local, state and national organizations was invaluable. Remember the 2016 state training event, 2016 Kansas Animal Response Exercise, will be a hands-on event combining drills and a small scale exercise at Crisis City, October 14-16, 2016!
Thanks to each and every animal response team volunteer for your dedication and passion in preparing for disaster response and educating the public on disaster preparedness. The following volunteers were recognized for going above and beyond by attending special training and exercise opportunities provided by, or sponsored by the Kansas State Animal Response Team.
2015 KS SART Sponsored Training Exercise
On Saturday, June 25, 2015 several animal response team volunteers from three regional teams converged on Crisis City to train on tent placement, setup and tear down. These tents were secured by KS SART through an AVMF grant process. There are 3 20’x20′ tents with sides, lighting a generator and 50 large/medium wire dog kennels housed in an 16′ cargo trailer. This is a state resource that can be deployed and used as temporary animal sheltering space if needed, anywhere in the state of Kansas as a part of an animal response team deployment. Volunteers were asked to evaluate the course and some great suggestions were made to improve the next PUP tent exercise, which could possibly come in the form of a large state exercise in 2016 at Crisis City! Click here to see the training survey results.