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Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop.

John Bender, Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section Chief, talks with Janis Pennell of the American Red Cross during an animal-related  disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Bender was an evaluator at the workshop. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets.

John Bender, Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section Chief, talks with Janis Pennell of the American Red Cross during an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Bender was an evaluator at the workshop. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, talks with University of  Florida College of Veterinary Medicine students during an animal-related  disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the workshop focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also animals. Pirtle was as an evaluator during the workshop.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, talks with University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine students during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the workshop focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also animals. Pirtle was as an evaluator during the workshop.

During an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28, a Bay County Animal Services worker “decontaminates” a dog suspected of being exposed to “toxins” during the workshop scenario.  Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also animals.

During an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28, a Bay County Animal Services worker “decontaminates” a dog suspected of being exposed to “toxins” during the workshop scenario. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also animals.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop.

During an animal-related  disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28, a Medical Reserve Corp representative (right) talks with  a resident who came to the workshop shelter with her “seeing-eye dog.” The workshop event brought together a wide variety of emergency response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets, to include service animals.

During an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28, a Medical Reserve Corp representative (right) talks with a resident who came to the workshop shelter with her “seeing-eye dog.” The workshop event brought together a wide variety of emergency response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets, to include service animals.

A pet owner (left) is assisted by a Florida State Animal Rescue Coalition worker to kennel his dog at an established shelter during an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets.

A pet owner (left) is assisted by a Florida State Animal Rescue Coalition worker to kennel his dog at an established shelter during an animal-related disaster-response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets.

Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop.