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ABOUT US

Code 3 Associates is dedicated to providing professional animal disaster response and resources to communities, as well as providing professional training to individuals and agencies involved in animal related law enforcement and emergency response. Our mission is accomplished through hands-on animal rescue and care operations during disaster events; and through our certified animal welfare training seminars which include animal cruelty training for investigators.

ABOUT US

Code 3 Associates is dedicated to providing professional animal disaster response and resources to communities, as well as providing professional training to individuals and agencies involved in animal related law enforcement and emergency response. Our mission is accomplished through hands-on animal rescue and care operations during disaster events; and through our certified animal welfare training seminars which include animal cruelty training for investigators.

Disaster Response for Animals

Code 3 Associates provides professional technical animal rescue and recovery to communities affected by man-made or natural disasters. We respond upon an official request for assistance from the local Emergency Managers or jurisdictional authorities in charge of the animal rescue operations during a disaster. Code 3’s Riders on the Storm Animal Rescue Team and BART (Big Animal Rescue Truck) are ready to assist and support agencies during incidents or events that exceed or severely challenge their ability to provide basic response services.

Disaster Response for Animals

Code 3 Associates provides professional technical animal rescue and recovery to communities affected by man-made or natural disasters. We respond upon an official request for assistance from the local Emergency Managers or jurisdictional authorities in charge of the animal rescue operations during a disaster. Code 3’s Riders on the Storm Animal Rescue Team and BART (Big Animal Rescue Truck) are ready to assist and support agencies during incidents or events that exceed or severely challenge their ability to provide basic response services.

Animal Welfare Training

In addition to disaster response, Code 3 Associates has conducted recognized animal related disaster and law enforcement training throughout the United States for over 30 years. Our trainings cover topics from technical animal rescue and animal disaster response to animal cruelty training for investigators. All of our trainings and academies are nationally recognized, most providing accreditation through Colorado State University.

Animal Welfare Training

In addition to disaster response, Code 3 Associates has conducted recognized animal related disaster and law enforcement training throughout the United States for over 30 years. Our trainings cover topics from technical animal rescue and animal disaster response to animal cruelty training for investigators. All of our trainings and academies are nationally recognized, most providing accreditation through Colorado State University.

EXPERIENCE

“I love how everyone on the Code 3 team is about the mission: to help animals the best we can. Nobody is there just to help themselves.”

-Kerri D., Texas

Our History

Code 3 Associates was started in 1985 in South Lake Tahoe, CA to provide much needed training for law enforcement officers involved in animal issues. BART, our Big Animal Rescue Truck, debuted ten years later after the Oklahoma City bombings brought to light the idea to create a fully self-sufficient vehicle that could respond to animal needs in disasters.

Code 3 Associates was incorporated and received its non-profit status in 1998. We have evolved from one visionary volunteer to full time employees, adjunct instructors, professional responders and that same visionary volunteer. In addition to our full time team members, our team has at least 75 professional responders around the country with highly trained response team leaders and dedicated volunteers working to further Code 3’s mission.

We have not only expanded our disaster response efforts and the size of our team, but also our animal related training topics and scope. Working in partnership with Colorado State University, we have trainings and academies taught all over the United States, and more than 800 students a year attend training classes put on by Code 3 Associates.

Our History

Code 3 Associates was started in 1985 in South Lake Tahoe, CA to provide much needed training for law enforcement officers involved in animal issues. BART, our Big Animal Rescue Truck, debuted ten years later after the Oklahoma City bombings brought to light the idea to create a fully self-sufficient vehicle that could respond to animal needs in disasters.

Code 3 Associates was incorporated and received its non-profit status in 1998. We have evolved from one visionary volunteer to full time employees, adjunct instructors, professional responders and that same visionary volunteer. In addition to our full time team members, our team has at least 75 professional responders around the country with highly trained response team leaders and dedicated volunteers working to further Code 3’s mission.

We have not only expanded our disaster response efforts and the size of our team, but also our animal related training topics and scope. Working in partnership with Colorado State University, we have trainings and academies taught all over the United States, and more than 800 students a year attend training classes put on by Code 3 Associates.

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Our Staff

Executive Director
Eric Thompson

Disaster Services and Training
Brett Huff

Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)
Krista Kurvers

Equine & Livestock Planning and Handling Specialist
Garret Leonard

Instructor
Charlotte J. Robinson, D.V.M.

Instructor
Nan M. Stuart

Our Faculty

Code 3 Associates boasts outstanding faculty who are qualified to teach the various subjects, not only by knowledge but also by experience. All of our faculty have “been there and done that” with practical field applications. They can demonstrate some tried and true methods, and can share experiences along with mistakes made which will help the students be able to apply the training to their specific jobs.

  • Janee Boswell
  • Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM
  • John Howley
  • Brett Huff
  • Jace Huggins
  • Krista Kurvers
  • Garret Leonard
  • Belinda Lewis M.S., CAWA
  • Deborah MacDonald
  • Jane McCall
  • Jarred Peterson
  • Charlotte J. Robinson, DVM
  • Nan M. Stuart
  • Eric Thompson

Code 3 Associates brings in additional professionals, who are experts in their field, to work as adjunct instructors.