Crisis Management & Emergency Response in Zoos, Chessington Hotel, 28-29 January 2020

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Crisis Management and Emergency Response in Zoos, 2 day training course

With a few notable exceptions, the area of crisis management in zoos has historically been under discussed. Although individual collections located in areas peculiarly prone to catastrophic events may have specialist protocols for these circumstances, the topic in general in the broader industry is not widely considered. As collections come under more intense public and legislative scrutiny our diligence needs to develop in parallel. Where risks can be foreseen, formal contingency planning should be the natural progression. Crisis Management and Emergency Response in Zoos will help fill the void in the conversations being held on these increasingly important areas of zoo operation. Topics covered during the event will include flooding, fire, dangerous animal escape, large animal rescue, notifiable disease outbreak, incident command and strategic planning. With perspectives from those directly involved in such events within the zoo industry and from those involved with managing emergency situations, this two-day conference will be of value to all those in zoo management positions including health-and-safety and public relations officers, curators, managers owners and directors.

Speakers and organisations presenting include Jamie Christon (General Manager, Chester Zoo), Kieran Copeland (Curator, Sealife Hunstanton), David Field (Chief Executive, Zoological Society of East Anglia), Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Metropolitan Police, Peter Jones (County Deer Stalking), Sarah Forsyth (Curator, Colchester Zoo)

BIAZA & ABWAK members: £150, Non- members: £170

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