Education Opportunities for All!

Hello from HALTER Project!

Winter has definitely delivered multiple “wake-ups” about the value of preparedness! And Spring promises to pile on more. Just in time, we have lots to share about upcoming events for everyone in your family, barn, club, and neighborhood. 

Whether you’re a Pet Parent, Equestrian, Caregiver, Club or Community Leader, there’s an activity to help you brush up on your animal emergency prep, or learn new skills.

If you’d like us to share info about a training or outreach event, send us the details. We’re all about spreading the word and amplifying awareness!

This Animal Preparedness Event Calendar includes all kinds of opportunities, ranging from virtual and live Pet Prep classes, an In-Person Barn Basics Workshop, to Hands-on Animal Technical Rescue trainings. 

Join us!!

March 19

Animal Prep for All Workshop

Tuesday, March 19

1:00-2:00 PT 4:00-5:00 ET

Online & In Person at The Lands at Hillside Farms, Shaverton, PA

Attend this free workshop from the comfort of your home, office, or at Hillside Farms Education Center.

In this workshop, we will explore the essential steps and strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of our beloved pets, equines, and backyard farm animals in the face of emergencies. From natural disasters to unforeseen events, it is crucial to be prepared and equipped with the knowledge needed to protect and care for our animals.

Through a combination of informative talks and interactive discussions, this workshop will teach guests how to create an Emergency Action Plan tailored specifically for animals.

Whether you are a pet owner, backyard farmer, homesteader, or involved in animal-related organizations, this workshop will provide valuable insights and tools that will enable you to rise to the occasion and safeguard the lives of animals when it is needed most.


Within 24 hours after registration, you will receive a Zoom link to the workshop.

The Lands at Hillside Farms is historic, non-profit educational dairy farm that teaches life choices

March 12 & March 29

HALTER Project is proud to be part of the EPH Team!

At Part 2, (Friday, 3/29), we’ll share Pet Emergency Prep tips & treats for your pet Go-Kits!

Senior Preparedness Workshop

Tuesday, March 12 (Part 1)

Friday, March 29 (Part 2)

Petaluma Community Center

A FREE 2-part workshop geared for seniors.

Part 1: March 12, 10:00-12:00pm

  • Emergency Plans
  • Evacuation plans for seniors
  • FREE Emergency go-bags
  • Earthquake readiness

Part 2: March 29, 10:00 - 12:00pm

  • Extended Power Outage Safety
  • Securing important documents
  • Car Prep
  • Pet safety in emergencies
  • 2-1-1 Resources

Additional workshops in collaboration with Emergency Prep Help will be held throughout the spring, summer and fall.

For information, or to schedule, contact:

April 6

Equine Emergency Preparedness Clinic

April 6

Gold Country Horse Day

Placerville, CA

Learn from the experts how to be the safest, most READY rider in your barn and community! 

  • HALTER Project
  • El Dorado County Search& Rescue
  • Nevada County Humane Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART)
  • SCLAR Large Animal Emergency Rescue (SCLAR)
  • UCD-CVET (California Veterinary Emergency Team)

Clinic topics and demonstrations will include:

  • Helping the "down" equine
  • Large Animal Rescue: What is it, Who does it, and How to Request help in an incident involving equines

Preparing your barn, ranch, animals (and you) for disasters.

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Online Anytime



Take Anytime Online Class


This outstanding course is a must for anyone who wants to understand and develop greater awareness of hazards we may encounter during and after natural disasters or in common everyday incidents, fire behavior, power line safety, and more.

This course fulfills the yearly All Hazards Safety Training requirements for many volunteer programs.

Animal Technical Rescue (ATR) Trainings with ResQFAST

HALTER Project Scholarships are available for Fire-Rescue, SAR, Vets and RVTs, and volunteer DSWs. Details at 


Provides knowledge &skills to prepare to respond to an animal rescue in a safe and effective manner.

This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Chapter 9 and Annex J standards and covers the most likely animal species that first responders are called to rescue and manage: cattle (beef and dairy), horses, including working horses, (police mounts, SAR), companion animals and working dogs (SAR, K-9). ATR- Technician- 20 students max.

March 9-10

ATR - Technician Level

Lake County, CA


April 13-14

ATR - Technician Level

Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA


May 9

Pet Preparedness for Seniors

May 9 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Spend an afternoon with HALTER Project learning how to keep pets safe if an emergency happens.

We’ll talk about planning for pet care if you’re sick or away, evacuation preparedness, what to include in your Pet Emergency supplies, and more!

This free workshop is for Vintage Château residents, family members, and caregivers. 

Lots of free goodies for your Pet Go-Bags!

Vintage Château Senior Apartments 

333 North McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA

RSVP by May 8 to 

Want to bring a Pet Prep Workshop to your community? Get in touch with us at 

May 19

NorCal Fire & Earthquake Expo

& Disaster Simulation Exercise

May 19

Cloverdale, CA

HALTER Project is bringing Home & Ranch Readiness to the Fire & Earthquake Expo at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair!

Everything you need to help you ramp up your prep for pets, equines, and livestock will be at the Home & Ranch Readiness Corral.

  • Watch responders rescue pets in an exciting, live disaster simulation drill.
  • Meet many of the regional Animal Disaster Response resources, and how they help the animals affected in natural disasters.
  • Pick up FREE Animal Preparedness Workbooks for every families, seniors, barns & farms, and Spanish-speakers. 
  • Learn how to prepare to evacuate animals and plan for sheltering them in place. 
  • Lots more! 

Can't come to the Expo? Visit our virtual Home & Ranch Readiness Day online, anytime!

More information about the 2024 Expo, including a list of exhibitors and a schedule will be available closer to the event. Meanwhile, follow Expo's Facebook page for updates and to see more photos from previous events.

Dates to be Announced

Barn Basics Workshops in Marin and Sonoma 

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