LLIS Innovative Practice: Mass Care: Jefferson County, Colorado, Animal Response 'Exercise in a Box' [open pdf - 272KB]
"The Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) team identifies innovative practices within the whole community and documents these practices for emergency managers to consider for incorporation when developing plans and exercises. The Jefferson County, CO Animal Response Team (J-CART) developed its 'Exercise in a Box' (EIAB) program--a scalable, comprehensive animal response exercise toolkit--to develop repeatable, functional, and highly effective exercises. The EIAB includes all required materials and instructions to conduct and evaluate an animal response functional exercise. By consolidating these materials and standardizing the exercise process, J-CART reduced barriers for emergency management personnel and volunteers to conduct and participate in animal response exercises. Jefferson County emergency managers maintain their familiarity with animal response incident management by conducting at least one exercise or deployment each year. Emergency personnel and volunteers can use similar exercise programs to gain experience in incident management for animal response emergencies."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)