The Animal Disaster Responder Academy (ADR) provides in-depth, certified animal rescue training for those who respond to the needs of animals during manmade and natural disasters. This academy presents classroom instruction and practical scenarios on working with companion animals, livestock and exotic animals in a safe manner.
This multi-level academy was designed to provide technical animal rescue training, including large animal rescue classes, for emergency managers, animal control officers, disaster officers and volunteers who respond to the needs of animals during manmade and natural disasters. All classes meet or exceed NFPA and NWCG training standards allowing us to offer certified firefighter training.
In keeping with Code 3’s history of providing quality training while evolving with the needs of those who may be called on to respond to disasters and animal emergencies, we are transitioning our certified animal rescue training from three 5-day courses to five 3-day courses. In adjusting the 120 hour technical animal rescue training curriculum, all current topics will be covered with the addition of new subject matter plus more hands-on, practical, and discussion exercises.
Five Day Class Format
Three Day Class Format
This academy consists of 120 hours of instruction. There are 96 hours of required classes with the remaining 24 hours coming from approved electives to complete the 120 hours. Individual courses can be taken within the offered three to five day sessions.
This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University for certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals may apply to receive CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The Animal Disaster Responder Academy (ADR) faculty may include Dean A. Hendrickson D.V.M., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., Jim Boller, Kurt Cruickshank, Krista Kurvers, Kim Little, Nan M. Stuart and Eric Thompson.
Dates, Locations and Cost
Registration must be received in advance. Early registration is recommended as we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel one month prior to class start date because of insufficient enrollment.
Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a class in your area. Click on class location for a downloadable brochure (brochure is available if the class location is red, PDF opens in new window). Limited scholarships are available.
|TAR||April 28-30||Longmont, CO||$425 (required for ADR completion)|
|BULL||May 3-4||Longmont, CO||$225 (required for ADR completion)|
|TAR-LARO||June 28-July 1||Fairport, NY||$500 (TAR is required for ADR completion)|
Download and fax/email registration form (PDF opens in a new window)