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BARTA featured in Emergency Services Times

Recent fire and rescue service National Operational Guidance (NOG) has allowed emergency managers and responders to reflect on a change of language from purely ‘animal rescue’ to ‘Incidents Involving Animals’. The principle behind this is to demonstrate how emergency responders may be exposed to animals, with associated risks and challenges, at almost any foreseeable incident type. BARTA (British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association) is developing situational awareness training for first responders, firstly to recognise and plan for potential animal encounters and then understand how animals might impact operational decision-making and tactical planning. The new awareness package will be launched formally in the early part of 2020 and features contributions from many of BARTA’s stakeholders, making this an interactive session based on recognisable scenarios within the emergency service sector. 10 step process Core to understanding how animals will impact operational … Continue reading

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