County Animal Rescue Team

Course Overview

This 2-day Awareness level course, usually scheduled on a weekend, is designed for groups or individuals either starting a CART, or those that wish to improve the level of service of a current CART. Subject covered are: Legalities, Stafford Act, PETS Act, Dealing with Local Politics, Incident Command System (ICS 100), Shelter Awareness, Evacuation Awareness, Psychological First Aid, Dealing with the Media, Mutual Aid, Disaster Service Worker, Epidemiology/Infection Control, Animal First Aid.


Day 1: Classroom:

  • Logistics
  • Introduction
  • CART
  • ICS
  • Forms
  • Animal Sheltering
  • Animal Evacuation
  • Scenario

Day 2: Classroom:

  • Epidemiology/Infection Control
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Animal First Aid
  • Small and Large Animal Handling

Prerequisite: None

Student Requirements

  1. Students must be 18 years old.

Cancellation Policy

If you absolutely cannot attend, your tuition will be refunded only if cancellation is made 15 days prior to class start date, No exceptions please, ie. (Funerals, Weddings, Personal Illness, Employer Conflicts). Cancellations after this time period are non-refundable and cannot be credited to another course.

Class sizes are kept small for quality "one-on-one" training but our courses require a minimum number of personnel for safety and team effectiveness. Therefore, students dropping at the last minute could jeopardize the course numbers resulting in the cancellation of the class for all others scheduled. However, you will be refunded in full if the class has been cancelled by the instructor.

Dates and locations

Please contact for current schedule and information.


$250 per student

Chico Area Lodging

(Hotels are within 5 miles of each other)
(List increases in price)
*Student discounts may be available

Motel 6

Best Western Heritage Inn

Oxford Suites

Holiday Inn

Marriott Hotel Residence Inn

Check on-line for additional Chico lodging options

Camping: **State Parks Campground at Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville (20 min from Chico, 530-538-2219)

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