On February 16th, 2022, ZAHP hosted a webinar entitled “Firearms 101: Presented by the AZA Safety Committee.” Information about this webinar can be found below.
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 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 the webinar are solely those of the speakers and not AZA.
Being prepared for any emergency takes on a whole new meaning when working with potentially deadly animals. The zoo and aquarium industry is one of only a few that requires preparing for the use of firearms in a public space. But where do you start? This webinar will provide an overview of the unique setting that zoos and aquariums present, different types of teams and responses, determining who is on the team, training, and more! If you have recently been charged with leading your firearms response, or undertaken a critical review of an existing firearms program this webinar is for you.