- ✔️February 11 — Open House
March 5 — Base & Operations Support
- ✔️April 16 — Transport Training
May 20 — Emergency Animal Sheltering
- June 3 — Introduction to Rigging Basics
- June 24 — Base & Operations Support
- August 12 — Open House
- September 9 — Base & Operations Support
- October 13 & 14 — Annual Exercise
Register for any training at https://wasart.org/register.
Monthly Technical Rescue Training
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING AND EVENTS
February 11, August 12
King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd St
Renton, WA 98056
1PM – 3PM
All about WASART and what we can do for each other – click or tap here for the WASART Open House.
Base & Operations Support
March 5: Remlinger Farms, Carnation, WA
June 24: Snohomish, WA
September 9: Buckley, WA
9AM – 5PM
Tuition: $100; $50 for recertifying WASART members; $130 for non-members
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Emergency Animal Sheltering
9AM – 5PM
Tuition: $65; $32.50 for recertifying WASART members; $95 for non-members
During a disaster, people often don’t have a place for their animals. WASART sets up and runs emergency animal shelters to care for displaced animals until the crisis is over. This training is geared towards setting up and running an emergency shelter, as well as working with large and small animals in an emergency sheltering situation.
The training consists of online classes and in-person training. Links to the online segments will be provided before the onsite training.
Introduction to Rigging Basics
(Formerly “Ropes 1”)
If you are new to rigging and are interested in learning more and getting involved, or if you are looking for a refresher of your very basic rigging knowledge and skills, this may be the course for you!
When? Saturday, June 3rd, from 9-4.
What? We will be covering a number of subjects, mostly in a classroom setting but also with much opportunity for hands-on. (See course syllabus below.)
Where? Eastside Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Issaquah, WA
Enumclaw Expo Center – 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022
9AM – 5PM
Tuition: $50; $25 for recertifying WASART members; $80 for non-members
This training covers the requirements needed for vehicles to haul the WASART trailers, as well as potential safety issues involved in towing an animal trailer. Students will be instructed in scout vehicle requirements and expectations, and ground spotter (direct someone who is backing up a trailer) operation as well as how to drive the box van, and responsibilities associated with managing the equipment during a deployment. During the hands-on spotting and driving session, students will learn how to safety check a trailer setup as well as practice driving and backing up a variety of truck and trailer combinations. Students who want to qualify for trailer towing will have a maneuverability skills test to pass. Transport Training is open to both WASART members and the general public (adults only, please).
October 13 & 14
Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022
10/13: 3PM – 6PM
10/14: 8AM – 6PM
Join us at the Expo Center in Enumclaw for a fun day of practicing what we’ve been learning all year and reconnecting with other members. There will be something for everyone no matter your level of training, skill or fitness. This event is free and will be a deployment simulation beginning with a call out via our OneCallNow system a day or two before just like in real life. You will receive instruction of when and where to show up. We may be doing sheltering, we may be doing a technical response, transport may be involved and it could be a combination of all. Whatever it is, it’ll be a better event with you there to help! (Day 1 is setup and optional overnight stay.)
The Technical Response Team is the heart of WASART’s response.
Training sessions are generally from 9-4 on a weekend day. Check our Calendar for date and locations of upcoming training sessions. All WASART members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Members from other search and rescue organizations may attend as well. There is no charge for the training sessions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info or to attend.
Technical Rescue Training
9AM – 4PM
No registration required, please contact the team manager at email@example.com.
The technical rescue team practices at least monthly, generally alternating between small and large animal rescue techniques.
Resource: Training Curriculum