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Animal Evac NZ Foundation Course (WGN2)

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KCDC Emergency Operations Centre

Fytfield Place

Paraparaumu, Wellington

New Zealand

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Formed in 2018, following the devastating Edgecumbe flood the year prior that saw over 1,000 animals left behind in need of rescue, Animal Evac New Zealand (Kararehe Whakawatea) is a charity comprised volunteers throughout New Zealand who can assist emergency services and civil defence with the evacuation of animals, and to provide initial temporary sheltering in an emergency or disaster. Though there is a primary focus on companion animals, Animal Evac works to advocate for all animals that are vulnerable or affected by disasters. So that no animal is left behind.

Following highly successful TV coverage of our charity launch, we are now rolling our our foundation training courses throughout New Zealand.

  • Overview of Animal Evac NZ: What we are and are not
  • Animal Evac Vision, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Animal emergency management philosophy
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management in NZ overview
  • Welfare services in an emergency
  • Temporary emergency animal accommodation options
  • Animal evacuation registration (database) and reunification
  • Animal Evac NZ activation and command
  • Future training options and requirements
  • Health and safety

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please ensure you bring your ticket so we can account for who attended the training and ensure payment.

Can I bring my pet?

No. Our courses are pet free to ensure you are focused on the learning and not distracted. If you have a disability assistance dog, they are most welcome to accompany you.

I am automatically a responder for Animal Evac after the course?

In most cases, you will be flagged as meeting our minimum requirements and added to our database. However, you may be required to undertake additional training dependent on your role. In some cases, you may already hold required qualifications, and once we have confirmation of those we can update your status. Many of our roles also require you to pass a police/criminal background vetting process.

I am wanting a non operational role? Do I still need to take this course?

Yes. This is a mandatory induction for all our volunteers.

Is there any animal handling at this course?

No. This course is entirely classroom based, with lectures, discussions and group activities that accommodate a wide range of people and abilities.

Are there food stores or cafe's closeby?

Not really. However, there will be a short lunch break to allow you to go off-site and purchase lunch or if you have special dietary requirements you are welcome to bring your own lunch too. Tea and coffee will be supplied.

What should I bring?

We suggest you bring pen/paper and glasses/contact lenses if you need these for viewing television or whiteboards. Please dress to be comfortable. You may need money for food and if you want to buy a T Shirt ($30) [cash or mobile app payment].

What can I do prior to the course?

If you like to do some optional learning before the course, there is plenty of online courses and resources to can do and read up on respectively. Visit https://animaldisastermanagement.blog/aem101/ for further information.

Is the course NZVNA accredited?

Yes. If you are a NZVNA member, please bring your ID number with you so you can claim 5.5 CPD points.

I heard that you may have government funding for these courses?

We have successfully lobbied government to allow us to apply for such funding. However, it is likely the application process will not provide funding for the foundation courses until next year - and that is contingent on our application being successful.

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KCDC Emergency Operations Centre

Fytfield Place

Paraparaumu, Wellington

New Zealand

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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