All you need is a love for animals, be 18 years old, and all the training you need is provided through monthly training meetings and online classes. 

WC DART Team members perform the following functions in Disaster Response:

-Emergency Animal Sheltering, for found animals along with sheltering companion animals of families displaced in the disaster.

-Provide accurate and detailed record keeping, as to care received, assessments and tracking information.

– Assist Law Enforcement with round ups, animals running at large, getting them off the roadways to safety.

– Assist Veterinarians with intake exams.

WC DART Team members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in community events. (Required attendance: 4 Meetings/annually)

Completing FEMAs Independent Study Courses, listed below, will prepare you for TN State DART Credentialing Class, offered by TN Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office.

FEMA IS-100. Introduction to ICS, Incident Command System

FEMA IS- 200 Incident Command System for Single Resources/ Initial Action

FEMA IS -700 An Intro to National Incident Management System (NIMS)

FEMA IS -800 National Response Framework Intro.

As you complete the IS Classes, Print off the Completion Certificate to take to Credentialing Class. Keep one copy for your records also.

Interested in Volunteering? Attend a meeting, check out the Team meeting and see if WCDART is the Team for you …                   

The 2023 WC DART Training Meeting Schedule at the WEMA Training Center at 6:30pm

January 12

February 9. WC DART Turns 16!!!!

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9