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These courses meet and exceed all the requirements of NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents) Chapter 13 Technical Animal Rescue, and have been adopted by the California State Fire Marshal's office as FSTEP (Fire Service Training and Education Program) certified courses. At the compleation of these courses, students will receive compleation certification from the CA state Fire Marshal

COURSE TITLE: ANIMAL TECHNICAL RESCUE (ATR-A) Awarness, NFPA 1670 compliant and a CA State certified course

This is an 8 hour course, Topics Include;

  1. Introduction to ATR
  2. Types of ATR
  3. Applying ICS/SEMS/NIMS to ATR
  4. Resources
  5. ATR Considerations for Evacuation
  6. Size up
  7. Responder Safety
  8. Animal Behavior
  9. Managing Loose Animals
  10. Trailers
  11. Animal Rescue Equipment
  12. Examples and Key Points
  13. COURSE TITLE: ANIMAL TECHNICAL RESCUE (ATR-T) Technition, NFPA 1670 compliant and a CA State certified course.

    This is an 16 hour course, Topics Include;

    1. Historical Contributions to ATR
    2. Animal Anatomy/Physiology
    3. Safety and Approach
    4. Patient Management
    5. Animal First Aid
    6. Scene Management
    7. Physics
    8. Raising and Lowering
    9. Vertical Lifting/Helicopter
    10. Mud, Water, Ice Operations
    11. Animal Decontamination
    12. Small Animals
    13. Animal Euthanasia
    14. Recovery
    15. This course includes the following Manipulitive Skills/Senerio training;

    16. Emergency rope or web halter
    17. Emergency lead line with float rope
    18. Packaging of an animal on a backboard
    19. Application of an Emergency Vertical lift tie on a large and small animal
    20. Strapping for support, hauling frontwards, backwards, sideways, lifting, lowering, rolling, rotating sternal, and suporting an animal
    21. A series of simple but common senerios
    22. Trailer extrication from a standing and a rolled trailer
    23. Trailer manipulation
    24. Use of rope systems, adaptions for large animals
    25. Simple to complex scenarios to include "over the side", human intrapment, change of directions
    26. COURSE TITLE: LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE (LAR) Operational, no longer a CA State certified course, however avalible upon special request.

      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

      UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO LAR

      Introduction And History

      Horse Characteristics And Behavior

      The Emergency Rope Halter And Lead Line

      How To Approach The Horse

      How To Apply The Emergency Rope Halter


      UNIT 2: OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

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

      UNIT 3: MANAGING EUTHANASIA ISSUES, CRITICAL STRESS DEBRIEFING


      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

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