Become a Team
If you think you would want to help
Tri-State CART if there is a local
disaster involving animals, PLEASE join
our team now! We will first call
upon our volunteers before we can accept
any "walk-in" volunteers. All
walk-in volunteers will need to be
trained and registered before they can
help during a disaster. Getting
that done before a disaster will allow
you to help us as quickly as possible.
We need volunteers for many different
jobs, so even if you don't want to work
directly with the animals, we still need
1. Complete the Application
to become a CART volunteer.
2. Read and sign the Code
of Conduct and submit it with
3. Read and sign the Volunteer
Agreement and submit it with your
4. Submit your documentation to
5. Get Registered with
Ohio Responds (online registration
for liability coverage) .
6. Take the online State
Fire School Water Awareness course.
Go to their website www.onllinefireschoolbgsu.com
then go to home page and sign up
7. Take some of the online FEMA
training courses within a year of
becoming a CART member.
FEMA offers free training courses
on-line available 24/7.
This training is federally
required for all our volunteers so that
we can continue to comply with Federal
regulations. Send certificates of
volunteer coordinator at
email@example.com. HINT: It
is recommended that when you start a
course, you first print the test
questions and answer them as you go
through the course. Then go
through the test and enter your answers.
You'll need to complete
IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
IS-11 and IS-111 courses are related to
animals and are recommended but not
required. Team leaders and
officers will also need to complete
IS-10 and IS-11 and a hazmat
course. Go to the list of
Independent Study courses offered by
8. Attend a training course
presented by a national response agency
such as American Humane or Red Rover.
Tri-State CART recommends these
organization's two or three day training
sessions. For information go to
9. (Optional): Become a
member of a Community Emergency Response
Team (CERT) All
Tri-State CART members MUST be prepared
to get their own family and animals to
safety before responding to help others
and CERT will help you be prepared and
trained to do that.
10. (Optional): Become
a registered volunteer with the Tristate
Medical Reserve Corps. You
do not need to be a
medical professional to join this group.
The orientation training is eye
opening regarding the possible response
to an outbreak or other medical
disaster. MRC members
are offered vaccinations first if a
disease outbreak is expected so that
they may help others during the
11. (Optional): From
time to time we will send out e-mails
about other training opportunities
around the Tri-state.
We encourage you to get as much training
as possible Just remember to send a copy
of any certificate of completion you
so we may
record it in your volunteer records.
This allows us to better assess
which volunteer is best suited to which
task during a disaster.
Tri-State CART County Animal Response Team