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COURSE TITLE: LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE (LAR) Operational

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To provide information about LAR as a technical rescue
  2. To provide information about prey animal behavior and characteristics
  3. To provide information and training on emergency containment of large animals
  4. To provide information and training on scene management and large animal operations
  5. To provide information and training on horse trailers and on-road accidents
  6. To provide information and training on LAR equipment and application
  7. To provide information and training on rope operations and large animals
  8. To provide information and training on hauling, lifting and lowering large animals
  9. To provide information and training on vertical lifting operations with large animals
  10. To provide information and training on water rescue with large animals

COURSE CONTENT: 16 HOURS


UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO LAR

Introduction And History 0:30

Horse Characteristics And Behavior 0:30

The Emergency Rope Halter And Lead Line 0:30

How To Approach The Horse 0:15

How To Apply The Emergency Rope Halter 0:15


UNIT 2: OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Scene Management And Operations 0:30
  2. Large Animal Rescue Equipment 0:30
  3. How To Apply The Forward Rescue Strap 0:15
  4. How To Apply The Vertical Lift Tie 0:15
  5. Trailers And Trailer Operations 0:55
  6. Raising And Lowering Systems And Operations 1:00
  7. How To Apply The Rear Rescue Strap, Recumbent Position 0:15
  8. How To Tie A Prusik Knot, Tandem 0:10
  9. How To Tie A Prusik Knot, Parallel 0:10
  10. How To Set-Up A Piggyback Haul Rope System 0:15
  11. How To Operate A Piggyback Haul Rope System 0:15
  12. Water / Mud Operations 0:30

REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION EXAM 1:00


UNIT 3: MANAGING EUTHANASIA ISSUES, CRITICAL STRESS DEBRIEFING 0:30


UNIT 4: ON-ROAD EVOLUTIONS

  1. Extrication of a cast horse in a trailer
  2. Extrication of a horse from a rolled trailer
  3. Trailer Manipulation with rope systems
  4. Trailer extrication with cutting tools
  5. Packaging of a horse on the Glide for transport

UNIT 5: OFF-ROAD EVOLUTIONS

  1. Extrication of a horse cast in a stall
  2. Extrication of a horse from a hole
  3. Extrication of horse from a ditch, upside down with the head down
  4. Extrication of horse from mud
  5. Extrication of horse from water

NOTE, the times and number of evolutions will vary depending on complexity

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