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Course Description

AWR-180 - Foreign Animal Disease Response (FADR)

This course includes an overview of agroterrorism and biosecurity, plus training modules on quarantine, personal protective equipment (PPE), depopulation and disposal of animals, and cleaning and disinfection. A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak scenario and emergency responder field notes are also featured.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain and discuss the critical role of emergency responders in a foreign animal disease event
• Identify and discuss the vulnerabilities of the agriculture sector
• Identify the procedures and resources required for establishment of a quarantine area during a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak
• Describe the proper procedures for inspection and use of levels of PPE described in this training.
• Follow appropriate cleaning and disinfecting (C&D) procedures for people, vehicles, and property
• Identify euthanasia techniques
• Identify the key components in diseased animal disposal
• List and identify physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of traumatic stress in those involved during an FAD incident
• Function effectively in an assigned role in an FAD incident
• Increase understanding of the roles and responsibilities of multiple agencies and disciplines in an agriculture emergency
• Apply the information obtained during the course to a scenario-based activity

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at location specified by requesting jurisdictions. It is also occasionally offered at pre-designated sites (see below for available classes).  For more information or to schedule a delivery, contact Jane Colacecchi at 515-279-4345 or at

Prerequisites & Other Information:

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: Kirkwood Community College
Disciplines: Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Works

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