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ID
1-509-1339
Name
Animal Search and Rescue Technician
Status
Published
Updated
10/26/2018 2:19:49 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) Technician locates, captures, contains, and evacuates animals in one or more of the following competency areas after a disaster: 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
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Performs safely in hazardous conditions involving animals exposed to a contaminated environment
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Performs rescue in water-base situations 2. Performs technical rescue involving advanced animal rescue techniques and equipment, such as slack water and swiftwater rescue, high- and low-angle rescue, and use of slings and glides 3. Supports Urban Search and Rescue Team in compromised structure settings at an Operations Level
Type 3The Animal Search and Rescue Technician: 1. Performs rescue, rapid evacuation, and recovery in land-based situations 2. Performs rescue involving lifting and moving animals and equipment 3. Administers animal first aid 4. Ensures safety for self, team members, and operations by providing: a. Basic first aid for self and team members b. Simple decontamination of self and team members c. Ground vehicles for operations and support 5. Operates in environments with and without infrastructure, including areas affected by disasters and terrorism, and areas with compromised access to roadways, utilities, transportation, shelter, food, and water
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1AHJ ASAR Specialist Level training comparable to the National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) Best Practices for ASAR Training: Specialist Level
Type 2AHJ ASAR Technician Level training comparable to the NASAAEP Best Practices for ASAR Training: Technician Level
Type 3Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) ASAR Operations Level training comparable to the NASAAEP Best Practices for ASAR Training: Operations Level
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Two years of experience in a disaster or emergency setting commensurate with the mission assignment
Type 3Not Specified
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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Routinely responds to ASAR requests at local, regional, and national levels
Type 31.Responds to ASAR requests at local level 2. Participates in annual ASAR training exercise
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1AHJ-certified ASAR Specialist Level
Type 2AHJ-certified ASAR Technician Level
Type 3AHJ-certified ASAR Operations Level
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
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 areas (for example, fire, slack water, swiftwater) necessary based on incident requirements
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Urban Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) Best Practices for Animal Search and Rescue Training, latest edition adopted
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment, latest edition adopted