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BARTA Conference 2024

Described as inspirational, BARTA’s last conference “Managing Risk – Meeting Societal Needs” was held in 2017 in conjunction with the University of California, Davis. One global pandemic later, BARTA are excited to announce dates for our next conference: June 12th-14th 2024, in partnership with Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Scotland. Entitled “Global Solutions To Tackle Local Issues”, this conference will build on four key outcomes of California 2017  First Responders – Veterinary Professionals – Emergency Planners – Civil Contingency Experts – Local Resilience Forums – Environmental Protection Agencies – Animal Welfare Sector – Community Responders – Animal Health and Transport Professionals – Government Officials; Conference key themes will appeal to a broad range of people interested in the management of incidents involving animals   Are you… Then the mixture of engaging talks, panel discussions, breakout workshops and the opportunity to spend … Continue reading

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Team Leader Training with Fire Scotland

12 Firefighters, selected from across Scotland headed to Glasgow Vet School to attend a BARTA 4 day Large Animal Rescue Responder Team Leader course. BARTA have partnered with the University of Glasgow and Fire Scotland to support the delivery of animal rescue response across the country. This course builds on previous knowledge and skills in large animal rescue techniques through delivering an understanding of the components required to lead a team and develop a tactical plan in conjunction with the Incident Commander and veterinary specialists on scene. Over the 4 days subjects included situational awareness of large animals and the context of their behaviour and environments, legislation that must be considered in the management of an animal incident, capabilities of veterinarians and the essential control measures they can provide to make the situation safer for both the animal and rescuer. … Continue reading

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