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Animal Control/Humane Officer
10/26/2018 2:22:42 PM
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Animal Control/Humane Officer maintains public safety by enforcing animal-related laws and providing safe and humane capture and containment of animals in one or more of the following competency areas: 1. Companion animals, including pets, service animals, and assistance animals 2. Livestock, including food or fiber animals and domesticated equine species 3. Wildlife animals, captive wildlife, and zoo animals 4. Laboratory animals
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Animal Search and Rescue Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Animal Control/Humane Officer: 1. Provides case management of animals involved in human bite cases 2. Provides safe and humane capture and containment of stray, abandoned, unattended, diseased, or injured animals 3. Assists with emergency euthanasia, as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) authorizes 4. Ensures safety precautions for the public and animals when working in potentially dangerous situations with unfamiliar and unpredictable animals
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) certification training or equivalent formal training
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of experience as an animal control officer, commensurate with the mission
Physical/Medical FitnessPPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Routinely provides animal control services commensurate with the mission
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1NACA certification or equivalent animal control certification
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
Requestor specifies competency areas necessary based on the animal population the position will serve
Requestor specifies specialty skills or certifications necessary, such as euthanasia or chemical capture
Requestor specifies whether Animal Control/Humane Officer should bring animal control vehicle and specialized equipment
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) Guidelines