Field Stabilization Level 2 Training at WildCare

I want to thank and congratulate the talented group of 21, highly motivated rehabilitators who traveled to San Rafael this past weekend to participate in a Field Stabilization Level 2 training hosted by WildCare. Folks had the opportunity to work on teams with staff, volunteers, RVTs and veterinarians from four different organizations: (Bird AllyX, International Bird Rescue, NOAA, and the Peninsula Humane Society). As you might guess, such a wealth of experience & diversity fostered many interesting discussions which added to the good time that was had by all.

Field Stabilization Level 2 training at WildCare. Fun in the classroom! Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

Field Stabilization Level 2 training at WildCare. Fun in the classroom! Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

I also want to send special thanks Melanie Piazza and her wonderful staff & volunteers for providing Starbucks coffee to start the day off “right” and for the yummy chips and salsa that provided a much needed energy boost in the late afternoon.

Completion of Field Stabilization Level 2 training is  required for all people that will be working at a mobile Field Stabilization (FS) Center during oil spills and for those assigned to management level positions at brick and mortar facilities. This training focuses on familiarizing personnel with paperwork and organizational schemes for the MASH (Mobile Avian Stabilization Hospital), so they will be able to provide efficient and consistent stabilization care to hundreds of oiled birds even given the restrictions in space and resources that are inherent to working out of a trailer. If you are interested in becoming a Field Stabilization responder and you belong to a Member Organization or Affiliated Agency, please contact Nancy Anderson for further information (nlanderson@ucdavis.edu)

Field Stabilization Level 2 participants posing with the MASH (Mobile Avian Stabilization Hospital). Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

Field Stabilization Level 2 participants posing with the MASH (Mobile Avian Stabilization Hospital). Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

Inside the MASH. Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

Inside the MASH. Photo credit: Melanie Piazza

–Nancy

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