The E.R. (Emergency Response) Team has been established by ICAW with the fact that sometimes things happen that we have no control over. It is our responsibility to be prepared to protect the animals in our care. The E.R. Team is ready at a moments notice to assist at the scene of disaster...be it fire, flood or tornado. ICAW has provided crates of various sizes that have been distributed across the state; which will be used to transport the dogs and puppies to a new and safe location. Our local veterinarians have been notified and they will be there to administer care and provide treatment as needed. We have contacted the county officials, local fire chiefs, ambulance crews and police chiefs to make them aware of our program and to ensure their help to protect our animals. members are encouraged to have a safety plan and an escape route posted in their facilities along with the contact information of their local E.R. Team member.
Each Chapter of ICAW does an annual practice Emergency Response Drill. Along with the practice drill we build relationships with our local fire chiefs, ambulance crews and police chiefs.