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Video Cover - Animal Resources and EMACIn cooperation with The Humane Society of the United States and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, NEMA EMAC Senior Advisor Leon Shaifer introduced EMAC “basics,” provided historical examples of animal response under EMAC, noted lessons learned through these response events, and reinforced the need for pre-event preparation using resource typing and Mission Ready Packages on the part of animal response personnel.

View the 47-minute webinar recording.

  • Preparing for a Mission
  • Animal Health MRP Models

altActions for Animal Health Resource Providers:

  • Work through national organizations toward standardization with job titles, skills, and abilities.
  • If possible, type the available resources using NIMS Resource Typing.
  • Package your resources (typed or untyped) into Mission Ready Packages (MRPs).  Use the animal health guidelines to get started.

    Learn more about Mission Ready Packages and view guidelines that will help you when starting to develop your response-specific MRP.

If you need help building a Mission Ready Package for animal health, the MRP models will help you get started.

pdf Animal Health Emergency Guidance (185 KB)


  pdf TEST LINK - Animal Health Emergency Guidance (185 KB)


altTo understand the relationship between the models and the response-specific Mission Ready Package, watch this short video.

Download a Mission Ready Package template

MRPs should be built in coordination with your home state emergency management agency (EMA).  Do not build an MRP unless your state EMA has authorized your resource as a deployable asset.