Washington State Emergency Management Division

*Postponed*MGT-448 All Hazards Planning for Animal, Agriculture & Food Related Disasters

Tuesday, October 6, 2020



Course Description

This 8-hour course will provide the background information needed to lead a multi-agency team of emergency planners in the development of an ESF annex for food and/or animal related disasters to supplement their community's existing EOP.


The course will address topics such as agro-terrorism; detection and diagnosis; the unique challenges that rural communities face in planning for and responding to food and/or animal related disasters; utilization of Emergency Support Functions (ESF); recovery and the importance of sustainable operations during a disaster event; and mapping a community to identify areas of vulnerability and resources. All content will be presented through instructor led delivery with hands-on, problem-solving activities completed in small groups during the class.


Course Objectives
  • Identify planning and preparedness aspects of emergency management applicable to AAF related disasters.
  • Explain why emergency managers need to understand the unique considerations for AAF related disasters when planning.
  • Recognize unique considerations of planning for AAF related incidents that require federal response.




Please note: A FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) is required to register for this course. To obtain one, please visit this site:

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Emergency Services
  • Other

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


House of Awakened Culture - Suquamish, WA

7235 NE Parkway
Suquamish, WA 98392

Click here for directions

Course Manager

John Byars




This class is postponed!