ASAR Training & Response

Training Provider Information

  • 913-522-3064
  • Southwest Region / US

About this Training Provider

About Us

ASAR Training and Response is a technical animal rescue team which is made up of dozens of experienced, real-life rescue specialists and subject matter experts. In cooperation with local, state, and federal agencies, we provide comprehensive planning, response, and functional training that equips communities to enhance all levels of emergency response for animal-related situations.

  • FEMA Resource-Typed Training
  • Practical Field Applications
  • Life-Safety-Enhancing Planning
  • NFPA-Based Training
  • Disaster Rescue Applications
  • Local, State, Federal Agency Training

Instructor Profile

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson is a graduate of Kansas University with a B.G.S. in Environmental Science and graduated the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center with his Police commission. Currently, Eric is working the Director of Disaster Response for Code 3 Associates and serves as the Past-Chair position for the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC). Eric also teaches and provides technical animal rescue operations for ASAR Training and Response based in Kansas City; and is an instructor for the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA). Eric is certified as a Swiftwater and Technical Rope Rescue Technician and is also certified in water, mud, rock, ice, fire and trailer rescues of animals. Eric has received over 25 certificates of achievement from FEMA in regards to disaster response and planning and is working with several states as a disaster planning consultant by incorporating animal-related operations into existing Emergency Support Functions. Eric also instructs technical small Animal Search And Rescue classes (Swiftwater/Flood Ops/Ropes) that meet updated NFPA 1670 guidelines and FEMA resource typing for Fire departments and first responders.