During disasters, there are always animal issues in regards to mass care evacuation, animals unable to evacuate that need to be rescued, and pets in shelters waiting to be reunified with their owners. To date, there has been no standardized way to create transparency for animal response teams and emergency management on animal-related metrics. Code 3 Associates is a national technical animal response team that provides field response during disasters along with awareness and operations training. In addition, Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) Training and Response is a specialized team that works with state and federal partners to provide rescue teams with resources for animal rescue.
Three years ago, ASAR started working with ESRI, NAPSG, Red Cross, and other organizations to develop a Survey123 form for ASAR teams dispatched during disasters to submit field data. Roger Jelinek, a volunteer from Wisconsin, is selected to assist ASAR with developing an ArcGIS Dashboard to display the collected data for emergency management partners.
Recruitment complete, project in progress