Dr. Norm Rosene is a practicing dentist who serves as the Vice President of the North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG), and has participated on the NVADG Technical Rescue Team since its inception. He has taught technical rescue internationally as a contracted instructor for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), training animal rescue workers in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Dr. Rosene has responded to wildland fires with the NVADG team locally and regionally, and with the IFAW Animal Disaster Response Team following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and Hurricane Irma in 2018.

Dr. Rosene attended UC Davis, obtaining his B.S. in Zoology, and M.S. in Physiology. He then attended the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree. Always an active hiker, backpacker, and photographer, Dr. Rosene greatly enjoys teaching technical rescue skills so that they can be applied to both human and animal rescue during disaster response situations.

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Animal Technical Rescue Qualifications

  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue I
  • Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational
  • Technical Rope Rescue Technician
  • High Angle Technical Rope Rescue Technician
  • Fireline Safety
  • ICS 100, 200, 700
  • Crocodile Capture Workshop
  • Reptile Handling and Sheltering
  • Large Animal Rescue
  • Emergency Medicine
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Private Pilot

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