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The BARTA Emergency Responder Hub...

This space has been created as an open access area for all our learners. In this area you can see the educational work that BARTA is involved in, view some of the course content and get the latest news and updates on how you can learn with BARTA.
This course is utilised by the Small Animal Working Group to share ideas, review potential content and shape the future design of awareness, encounter and pre-veterinary immediate emergency care modules.
This course is available to the NFCC ARPF working group for the Incidents Involving Animals Initial level. The framework and development of content for this level will be built and reviewed by the group. 
Expected launch to all responders - October 2019

Traditionally, fire and rescue services have developed separate policies and procedures for large animal rescues and small animal rescues. This guidance takes a more holistic approach, as the hazards and control measures are often the same or very similar, regardless of the size of animal involved. However, if fire and rescue services wish to continue with developing separate policies and procedures, this guidance will support that approach. 

Course under development - working on content covering all responder levels and aligned to NOG

RSPCA Pilot - The BARTA - Incidents Involving Animals - Awareness course showcases elements of our encounter and veterinary pre-course eLearning. Our encounters courses are based on the training that we currently deliver to veterinary professionals and emergency responders and has been designed in conjunction with BARTA's Partners at the Horse Trust and Farm Kennels. 

The BARTA Canadian Pilot course is the first step in developing an accredited Dealing with Animals at Incidents course for emergency responders in Canada and North America. 
Through international collaboration BARTA will be working with Equine Guelph, Adjala-Tosorotio Fire Department. Severn Fire and Rescue Service and the Central York Fire Service, to promote safer rescues, improve animal welfare and protect livelihoods.