CDART offers a basic introductory training course and in-depth training courses for volunteers.

Volunteer Requirements

The basic training requirements that a new volunteer must complete in order to be qualified to take part in a disaster response are:

Until the above are completed, you can still be a volunteer with CDART and work in many different capacities during non-disaster times. During an actual disaster response, you would be able to participate in a somewhat limited capacity as a convergent volunteer.

Additional Training

There is more in-depth training which prepares members to function as a team and to physically perform in a disaster with specific animals. In addition, CDART members attend conferences and meetings where they are participants or speakers, or both.

Some of the additional training opportunities include:



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2019 Deployment Readiness - July 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Heather Ferguson will be leading this workshop to help us all prepare for deployment during the 2019 Wildfire Season. The webinar will be simultaneous with the live event being held at St. John Ambulance, 8911 152 St, Surrey, B.C.

What to bring to the workshop?

- Your questions if you haven't deployed yet. If you have, think about how you'd answer this question, What do you wish you knew before you deployed?

- Your response bag. There will be prizes for those who bring their response bags, but only if you attend the Surrey event in person.

Log-in details to follow nearer the event.

Calendar of Events and Training Dates is COMING SOON!

In the meantime, please email info@cdart.org to find out more about additional training opportunities.