Topics in Zoo Safety: Applications of the Incident Command System (ICS)

Event Location: Webinar
Topics in Zoo Safety: Applications of the Incident Command System (ICS)

Friday, March 1st 2:30 – 4pm ET


The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized tool that organizations of all types can use to manage both emergencies and planned events.  By establishing common processes and structure, ICS also allows for better coordination and integration of resources even during large and complex incidents.  Join ZAHP at 2:30pm ET on March 1st to learn how zoos are applying ICS to improve preparedness and response.  In this webinar panelists provide practical examples of how their facilities have used ICS to manage different situation; reviewing lessons learned and sharing insights that can help other facilities with implementation. A live Q & A will follow presentations and participants are welcome to submit questions in advance using the “questions and comments” box on the event registration form.  This webinar will be recorded.


  • Amber Acord – Senior Facilities and Grounds Manager, Akron Zoo
  • Anne Knapp – Director of Safety and Security, Zoo New England
  • Sarah Perry – Security Manager, Detroit Zoo

The Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Partnership (ZAHP) is pleased to present this event in collaboration with the AZA Safety Committee, as part of the ongoing Topics in Zoo Safety webinar series. Sign up for the ZAHP newsletter at to receive notices about future offerings.

Disclaimer:  This webinar is advisory in nature, informational in content, and intended to assist facilities in providing a safe and healthful environment. Considerations therein do not replace or override any applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Content may not address all of the safety and husbandry concerns for a specific facility. It is the responsibility of each facility, through the application of technical judgment and experience, to determine the appropriate procedures for that facility.  Views expressed in this webinar are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities they represent.