To empower firefighters and other first responders to be prepared and equipped to address pets and livestock encountered in emergencies and disasters. BART serves to honor the human-animal bond and preserve human health, safety and well-being.
BART started a new training and philanthropy campaign. BART offers two courses: (1) Small Animal Safety Response Course and (2) Large Animal Capture and Restraint Course. The Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) approved BART courses for reimbursement. BART would also like to supplement your philanthropy program.
To learn more about training courses, please go to our Courses page. To learn more about philanthropy and donation information, please download our informational document. and stop by our Donate page.
Time is running out, so please check into this now. The closing date is January 15, 2016, 5 p.m. EST. More information is on the link in the attached document.
The Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education has approved BART courses for reimbursement. All fire departments in Minnesota who receive BART training can now apply to have the cost of the course reimbursed.
Want to get something for your donation? Please take a look inside the BART Store and find BART apparel for both you and your pooch. Bloomington Custom Embroidery will donate a percentage of sales directly to BART to support our mission. Please pass the word and let others know that BART apparel is available now!
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved both BART curriculums as state-sponsored courses. These BART courses fulfill the requirements of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act enacted by Congress in 2006. DHS approved BART courses set the national standard for the way pets and livestock are addressed in emergencies and disasters.
BART has received training requests from multiple states and is in the process of expanding its training program. Programs have already been established in Iowa and Oklahoma. In order to bring BART to your state, we need the support of First Responders, Charitable Foundations, and the Veterinary Medical Profession.