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Large Animal Rescue

Who is Holding Classes?

ADR (Animal Disaster Responder), BULL (Big Useful Livestock Lessons), and EIA (Equine Investigation Academy) classes
provided by Code 3 Associates at www.code3associates.org
EERU (Emergency Equine Response Unit) classes
include Basic Equine Awareness and Response, Large Animal Rescue Operations, and Large Animal Ice Rescue. Schedule and information are available at http://www.code3associates.org/eeru.php
Introduction to Large Animal Rescue for Horse Owners
is an overview of the methods of LAR and the Incident Command System, plus barn fire safety and trailer safety, and may contain a walk-through of a stable or a live fire.
Contact ed.childers@nstfd.org
LAER (Large Animal Emergency Rescue) training
is provided by Roger Lauze: MSPCA (978) 687-7453 x6124 rlauze@mspca.org
LART (Large Animal Rescue Training)
is a one day overview of the methods of LAR
LERC (Livestock Emergency Response Course) and EER (Equine Emergency Response)
training is provided by Jennifer Woods: at www.livestockhandling.net
P*P*P*P Reality Based Emergency training
is provided by Tori Miller and Kelly Sigler: at NC4HoovesFarm@hotmail.com
TAR(Technical Animal Rescue)
involves rescuing large and small animals in water and low angle environments. There are two levels. Contact www.wavetrekrescue.com
TLAER (Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue)
involves removing large animals from life-threatening situations, and can cover land and water rescues, dragging and lifting, Search and Rescue, HAZMAT, and trailer extrications.There are two levels: Awareness and Operations. Contact www.tlaer.org
Washington State Animal Rescue Team (WASART)
is an active and well-trained team with 120 active members. WASART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a state-recognized resource, and currently provides its services to all counties in Western Washington.Contact: www.washingtonsart.org


LAR classes provided by John and Deb Fox,
are POST and F-STEP certified (in California) and do not use live animals.
Their classes are listed at www.largeanimalrescue.com.

Calfire Large Animal Rescue classes are provided by Northern California Specialized Training ,
are F-STEP certified (in California) and do not use live animals.
For further information, go to the NCST website

TLAER classes provided by Dr. Rebecca Gimenez and her trainers, use live animals and have two levels of training. Operational level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue training is a 3 day course consisting of 5 hours of lecture and 4 hours of hands-on laboratory techniques each day, and a 2 hour night operation on the second evening to practice Search and Rescue techniques and the Rescue Glide. Awareness level, is a course that is significantly cheaper for communities and organizations that want to provide TLAER for a large number of responders and interested personnel. For further information, go to the TLAER website

ONGOING Save Your Horse! A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners
LAR Awareness for 1st Responders

North Strabane Fire Dept, Canonsburg, PA
Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333
Email: ed.childers@nstfd.org


The federal government has recently enacted legislation making Technical Animal Rescue training a requirement for NIMS compliant Swiftwater Rescue Teams. NIMS compliance is mandatory in order to receive government funding.


States are required to help evacuate pets during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake or risk losing federal money. The federal law requires all states to present the Federal Emergency Management Agency with pet evacuation plans before receiving federal funds for emergency preparedness.

The Pets Evacuation & Transportation Standards (PETS) Act (S 2548 and HR 3858) require that local and state governments develop disaster plans for animals.

The PETS Act requires local and state emergency preparedness authorities to include in their evacuation plans how they will accommodate household pets and service animals in case of a disaster. Local and state authorities must submit these plans in order to qualify for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Furthermore, the PETS Act:

Preparing large animals to survive a disaster.

Whether you have large animals or family pets, its wise to write a disaster plan that includes a list of needed supplies, tools, feed and water, and first aid equipment.