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Trainings and Workshops

Our goal is to make our home, Sonoma County, and all of Northern California, safer.

Learn about courses, trainings, and other education opportunities. Updated frequently as trainings are added.

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops

Animal Technical Rescue (ATR) Training: ATR-Awareness and ATR-Technician

Sonoma County HART, First Responder Trainings


Barn Basics Workshop

To schedule a training with the Large Animal Rescue Company (LARco.), contact Deb Fox

Animal Technical Rescue-Operational

Guidelines for Establishing an Emergency Animal Shelter

Online Trainings and Workshops

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

IS-700.A National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

Sponsor a Training

If you are interested in hosting a training and want to learn more about your sponsorship contact HALTER at or call (707) 318-7526.

Education Opportunities

For information about continuing education opportunities visit the links below:

The Large Animal Rescue Co. provides professional training in Technical Large Animal Rescue (TLAR).

UCD-IAWTI seeks to share and disseminate animal welfare knowledge with universities, veterinarians, first responders and the general public.

UCD-CEH is joining forces with the Western Institute for Food Safety & Security (WIFSS) and the International Animal Welfare Training Institute (IAWTI) at UC Davis to develop a training program for first responders and community volunteers.

WIFFS Animals in Disaster Courses will help prepare first responders and community members for animal related emergencies.

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

Training for First Responders

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, led by The Center for Rural Development, is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders. RDPC courses are offe both in-person and online, and are provided at no cost. More information about the RDPC can be found at


CERT Calendar & Registration | Marin Emergency Response Training

Visit the ReadyMarin website to see upcoming CERT trainings (and free Get Ready classes). You may need to advance through a few months to find the next CERT training in your area.

Marin Humane Society

The Marin Humane Society has organized a countywide animal disaster plan in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Visit Marin Humane Society website to learn more.

HALTER Scholarship

To request a HALTER Scholarship, please fill out the application request and send to