Wish, a national disaster response team solely dedicated to rescuing
and sheltering animals in both natural and man-made disasters, will
be conducting a Volunteer In-Field Training in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, the weekend of June 11, 12 and 13. This training opportunity
is for both our experienced volunteers as well as recruiting new
This comprehensive three day in-field exercise will involve setting
up a temporary animal shelter, similar to one that would be created
during an actual disaster. To further authenticate the training,
animals will be on site periodically to help teach volunteers the
animal intake process and animal handling as it pertains to disaster
victims. Class will be a combination of instructional teaching and
hands-on experience. The participants will stay on site during the
training, sleeping in their own tents at night, in order to give
them a realistic experience of the physical challenges of responding
to a disaster.
training will be conducted by an experienced five-member team of
Noah's Wish Staff and Coordinators who have collectively participated
in more than 70 disasters. Terri Crisp, Founder and Director of
Noah's Wish, is the acclaimed author of "Out of Harm's Way"
and "Emergency Animal Rescue Stories", as well as being
featured in "Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul". She
has been saving animals in disasters since 1983, participating in
60 major disaster relief efforts across the United States, Canada
and abroad - making her the expert in the field of managing animals
in disasters. Crisp, who is a highly sought after speaker, will
lead the training.
Once a participant completes the Volunteer In-Field Training, they
will become part of the Noah's Wish National Disaster Response Team,
and placed on an active call-out list to be alerted and possibly
mobilized to future disasters.
If you would like more information about the training, Noah's Wish
in general or the services we provide, please visit our website
at: www.noahswish.org. By
clicking the "Training Information" button on the left
side of the screen you will see a detailed account of our training,
what to bring, and much more! To attend one or more of our trainings,
there is a registration form on the website to fill out and send
in with your registration fee. Remember - trainings are limited
and fill up quickly.
For more information, please contact Sheri Thompson, Training Manager
- Noah's Wish, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 405-621-9616.