Sheltering Animal Foundations in Emergencies & Ropes and More

Sheltering Animal Foundations in Emergencies & Ropes and More
October 10-11, 2022 8:00am -5:00pm

Hosted By: Cobb County Animal Services

  • The SAFE course provides emergency management, ACO’s, shelter managers, first responders, animal emergency response and volunteers a solid foundation in emergency handling and sheltering. This course prepares agency officials and teams with the necessary tools for a smooth- running and safe operation. Classroom topics include identifying and building your region’s emergency response capability, emergency sheltering operations for livestock and small animals, animal behavior and handling, and an animal decontamination overview. Participants will get to utilize their skills during the tabletop exercises and full scale setup.
  • The RAM course is a highly involved hands-on training that provides an introduction to ropes and knots, the use of a rescue glide, front and rear assist of a downed animal, multiple rescue scenarios including a mud rescue.  Be prepared to get dirty.  Additional topics include instruction in situational safety and incident assessment, mechanical advantage, low and steep angle rescue and techniques for safe handling of animals during extractions.


  • Cobb County Police Department Training Center  2435 East-West Connector Classroom 114A   Austell, GA 30106


Equipment necessary for class

  • Appropriate footwear – closed toed boots
  • Long pants
  • Leather Gloves
  • Clothing appropriate for outdoor conditions
  • Safety/Climbing helmet

Registration Information

  • Class is sponsored by Cobb County Animal Services
  • Registration is $25/person SAFE class  $25/person RAM class. Remainder of class expense is subsidized thanks to an ASPCA grant. Payment is due at the start of the class.
  • Registration is required to attend.
  • For more information Contact Code 3 Associates 303-772-7724

As a result of pandemic related uncertainties, we are currently not accepting payment at the time of registration. We will invoice you before the start of class, and you may mail in payment or submit payment upon receipt of an invoice.

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 to inquire about registering. We look forward to helping you take the next step towards advancing your skills and training.