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News From Home

While mother nature has been somewhat quiet the past few months in regard to BART rolling on a disaster response, Code 3 has kept busy with training classes and public engagements.  BART took part in a public safety meeting in Firestone April 26th, saw lots and lots of paws tour through during the Furry ScurryContinue Reading

StarNation Features BART

StarNation Features BART From June 19, 2012 Animal Disaster Relief – How a Western Star is Fulfilling its Duty Code 3 Associates, a Longmont, Colorado-based animal search and rescue group, uses an incredible Western Star truck as its mobile command center. The Big Animal Rescue Truck, also known as BART,  is an important mode of transportation for disasterContinue Reading

Disaster Preparation at Home

With the upcoming storm season, it’s a great time to review your personal and/or family disaster preparedness plans. And don’t forget that fury or feathered family member that is going to need to practice how to respond to an emergency also. So let’s get started with taking care of #1….YOU! If you are not preparedContinue Reading

Training on Fire in Reno, Nevada

While conducting an Animal Disaster Responder Level I training in Reno, NV Nov. 14th-18th, Code 3 Staff were tasked to assist Washoe County Regional Animal Services with large animal evacuations in front of an actual wildfire that reportedly started around on the morning of Friday Nov. 18th. At about 5:30 A.M. on Nov. 18th Lt.Continue Reading

Watching the Tropics

With hurricane season in full swing we continue to watch the tropics for further development of storms that may threaten the States. In preparation for future large scale deployments Code 3 has received a grant from the ASPCA that will aide in the expansion of resources for Code 3 Staff and volunteer responders. The increasedContinue Reading

Updates From Pierre, South Dakota

Volunteers from Code 3 Associates and Best Friends Animal Shelter along with shelters in Colorado, Kansas and South Dakota have teamed up to take care of both animals brought to the temporary shelter and animals found in the surrounding areas. Teams are overseeing and coordinating all animal operations in the Pierre and Fort Pierre areasContinue Reading

BART has Moved on to South Dakota

BART and Code 3 teams assisted with performing animal rescue and recovery, along with assisting urban search and rescue teams in Joplin, MO. While on their way home from Missouri on Sunday they were requested by authorities in Pierre, South Dakota to assist in evacuation efforts in two counties in anticipation of the imminent threatContinue Reading

Bart Heads Back to Missouri

Code 3 Associates has been requested by the state of Missouri and Humane Society of Missouri authorities to deploy to the Joplin area to assist with anticipated community wide post-storm search and rescue. BART and the core team left Longmont early this morning, and an additional team from the Kansas City area has been onContinue Reading

Winding Down in Missouri – Gearing Up to Head South

The team spent much of its time speaking with local residents about pre-event evacuation for themselves and their pets. We also transported animals out of potential impact areas for those residents that were evacuating and didn’t have a means to transport the animals themselves. We had overwhelming support and gratitude from residents for assisting themContinue Reading

More News from the Mississippi River – Caruthersville, MO

As mentioned in last week’s post, Code 3 has partnered with the ASPCA Investigations and Disaster Response staff to once again help the residents of Caruthersville, Missouri. This is not the first time Code 3 has been in Caruthersville; in 2008 Code 3 partnered with Missouri Humane to assist in evacuation of animals for whatContinue Reading