Disaster Response Overview Program (DROP)

Training Designed to Prepare You for Basic Technical Animal Rescue in Emergency Response
July 24 – 28, 2023 ‐ Longmont, CO 80504

This forty hour course is designed for first responders, animal control officers, law enforcement, and others that are involved in emergency or disaster response where animals are affected.  It gives an introduction to just how much goes into effecting an efficient and safe response, and how the involvement of the animal creates more variables to be aware of.  Largely hands-on, the student will benefit from real life scenarios and practical applications in handling and rescuing animals safely in various situations.

Topics include:

  • Introduction To Search And Rescue
  • PPE And Gear Required For Rescue Work
  • Animal Handling, Behavior And Safety
  • Hazard Communication And Emergency Response Awareness
  • Confined Space
  • Maps And Navigation
  • Wildland Fire Awareness
  • Ropes And Knots
  • Introduction To Water Operation And Boat Safety
  • Hazardous Materials And Decontamination
  • Field Operation Scenarios


Tuition, Registration & Payment

$1000 –  Registration closes July 17, 2023

Training participants will be assessed a 25% fee on any cancellation made two weeks or less prior to class date, no refunds will be issued if the cancellation is made 0-5 days prior to the training. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances and/or credits could be applied to future Code 3 training, please contact us regarding all cancellations.

As a result of pandemic related uncertainties, we are currently not accepting payment at the time of registration.  You may bring payment with you to class or send a check through the mail, or you may pay by credit card.  Once class attendance meets minimum requirements, invoices will be automatically sent.  If you need an invoice in advance, please contact us.

Please email us, info@code3associates.org, with any questions.



Code 3 Associates 1456 Skyway Dr. Longmont, CO 80504

Hilton Garden Inn
470 Martin St.
Longmont, CO 80504
Offering a discount rate plus taxes. Please use this link when booking a room.  Under corporate account enter 3287332, and that will populate your discounted rate.

Don't miss out on this class! Although online registration has ended, it may not be too late to join. We encourage you to email info@code3associates.org to inquire about registering. We look forward to helping you take the next step towards advancing your skills and training.