Training

CDART offers a basic introductory training course and in-depth training courses for volunteers.

Volunteer Requirements

The basic training requirements that a new volunteer must complete in order to be qualified to take part in a disaster response are:

Until the above are completed, you can still be a volunteer with CDART and work in many different capacities during non-disaster times. During an actual disaster response, you would be able to participate in a somewhat limited capacity as a convergent volunteer.

Find out more about additional training opportunities.
 

Introduction to Emergency Pet Services Course

Once called 'We're Family, Too' this is an introductory course explaining and working through the administrative part of emergency animal rescue procedure and protocol when a disaster strikes or when emergencies happen. 

You don't have to be an existing registered CDART volunteer in order to be able to take this course. Some people take the course first and then decide to become a volunteer.

Introduction to Emergency Pet Services training 2010

Detailed information on upcoming course dates and registration forms are always posted here as they become available.  

The next available dates for this course are listed below by region.

If you are interested in setting up another training date, please let us know!

 

CDART Central

Kelowna - March 23rd, 2017

Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Hawthorne Park, 867 KLO Road, Kelowna

Please Bring: Comfortable clothing, and pen or pencil.

Cost: $35.00 per person. (Returning, trained CDART volunteers are welcome at no charge but must register nonetheless.) Fee includes materials, basic t-shirt (to be delivered in late March), scarf, and 2017 membership dues to be a voting member.

Registration: 3 steps to register:

1. Download the PDF application form to print and fill out: Introduction to Emergency Pet Services Course Application

2. E-mail your registration to shari.mcdowell@cdart.org

3. Submit payment via paypal below, or bring cash or cheque to training session. Must pre-register.

IEPS CDART Central Course Fees - March 23rd
Name of Applicant:
Phone Number:

Kelowna - April 2nd, 2017

Date: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Hawthorne Park, 867 KLO Road, Kelowna

Please Bring: Comfortable clothing, and pen or pencil.

Cost: $35.00 per person. (Returning, trained CDART volunteers are welcome at no charge but must register nonetheless.) Fee includes materials, basic t-shirt (to be delivered in late March), scarf, and 2017 membership dues to be a voting member.

Registration: 3 steps to register:

1. Download the PDF application form to print and fill out: Introduction to Emergency Pet Services Course Application

2. E-mail your registration to shari.mcdowell@cdart.org

3. Submit payment via paypal below, or bring cash or cheque to training session. Must pre-register.

IEPS CDART Central Course Fees - April 2nd
Name of Applicant:
Phone Number:

  

Introduction to Emergency Social Services (ESS) Course

The Introduction to Emergency Social Services (ESS) Modules 1 & 2 course is available throughout the year, either online or through correspondence. This course is offered through the Justice Institute of BC (www.jibc.ca). 

This is a free course and is open to the public for anyone to take. View course info on the JIBC web site.
 

ESS Registration Forms & Referrals Course (EMRG-1615)

Our local Emergency Support Services providers offer training on how to fill out their Registration Forms and Referrals Forms (the "people" forms) several times throughout the year. 

Registration and Referrals describes the process for registering evacuees and for providing them with referrals for food, clothing, and lodging.

This course also covers basic interviewing skills. The course includes completion of the ESS File (Registration and Service Record) and Referral forms.

This is a free course and is open to the public for anyone to take. The next available date for this course is:

  • TBD

 

Additional Training

There is more in-depth training which prepares members to function as a team and to physically perform in a disaster with specific animals. In addition, CDART members attend conferences and meetings where they are participants or speakers or both.

Some of the additional training opportunities include:

 

Emergency First Aid for Companion Animals Course

pet first aid training - group transportSome of the skills and knowledge participants will gain include pet CPR, choking, poisoning, allergic reactions, wound care, signs and symptoms of shock, dehydration, seizures and much more.

The next available date for this course is:

  • TBD

 


 

Emergency Equine Care and Handling Seminar

Emergency Equine Care and Handling Seminar posterOpen to members of CDART and to members of the public (highly recommended for anyone who owns a horse), this course is taught by E C Certified Coach & Professional Trainer Lorraine (Pelletier) Andres and features:

  • Emergency Handling
  • Trailer Loading
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Evacuation Preparedness
  • Establish: Trust, Respect, & Communication on the spot!

All registrants attending will receive a complimentary Equine Disaster Preparedness kit with supplies and horse ID package.

The next available date for this course is:

  • TBD