New Initiatives for Incidents Involving Animals

At this years Emergency Services show BARTA are excited to announce two important new initiatives to support emergency responders as they encounter animals in the course of their duties.

The first one being launched by BARTA at this years show is Pre-veterinary Immediate Emergency Care.

Similar to human IEC, BARTA critical care experts provide structure and training to ensure a standardised approach to the needs of animals in emergencies and disasters.

An important first step is to give training and guidance to support the provision of pet oxygen therapy masks, given to fire services through the charitable work of Smokey Paws, a not for profit company whose aim is to ensure pets have the best chance of survival following fire or trauma.

The second is Incidents Involving Animals – 10 Steps to Situational Awareness.

This is being developed by BARTA in collaboration with the National Fire Chiefs Council Animal Rescue Practitioners Forum. This 10 step process will assist local authority emergency planners, emergency service risk managers and operational personnel, to plan, prepare and deliver strategic plans and operational tactics when faced with situations involving animals. 

Animals are the crosscutter, they span all disciplines and emergency contexts and affect all emergency responders. 10 Steps to Situational Awareness is the first element of support for new national fire and rescue service operational guidance for Incidents Involving Animals. 

We are on stand V69 in the collaboration zone at this years Emergency Services Show.

We would love to see you there!