We are thrilled to bring world renowned expert, Dr. Rebecca (Gimenez) Husted, to Western Washington for the first time to instruct a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Awareness course.  This course is open to anyone, but is specifically geared towards fire department personnel, first responders, veterinarians, search & rescue members, animal rescue specialists, livestock breeders, horse trainers, and any large animal owner that wants to be more prepared.

This 2-day intense training will show you the proper way to respond and prepare for large animal emergencies.  The TLAER training courses introduces the latest concepts, techniques, procedures and equipment being used today – to learn to work together on a scene and build a great incident action plan, then extricate the animal safely for both the animal and responders.

Registration Website: https://renegaderendezvous.wixsite.com/tlaerissaquah

The first day is in a classroom setting, with the instructor utilizing pictures, small group discussion and videos to show a variety of emergency situations. The second day will be more hands-on out in a field setting where you will be able to utilize what you learned in the classroom and practice rescuing large animals

Please note we only have a maximum of 80 attendees, so register early to secure your spot to this eye opening course!

Day One will be hosted at The Grange in Issaquah
Day Two will be hosted at a local equestrian’s home and this address will be provided to registered attendees

TLAER Syllasbus/Schedule:

First Day Morning Session 0800-1200
Awareness Level TLAER Concepts
Introduction – Disaster Preparedness for Large Animals

Basic Concepts in Large Animal Emergency Rescue

Introduction to Large Animal Behavior and Senses – Normal and Under Stress Overview of Containment and Restraint of Large Animals (Physical and Chemical)

Awareness of Agro-terrorism, Foreign Animal Disease, HAZMAT issues in TLAER

Awareness of Emergency Decontamination of Animals (Gross methods)

Highlights of critical medical concerns during large animal incidents

The Incident Command System related to TLAER incidents

Awareness of Confined Space, Trench considerations in TLAER

IN DEPTH – Roles of the Veterinarian, Owner, Emergency Responders & Animal Control

Awareness of the Simple Manipulation Methods (Forward Assists, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip, Cast Horse Roll, etc.)

Lunch 1200-1300
Afternoon Session 1300-1700
Awareness of Transportation Incident Prevention and Response Considerations

Introduction to Livestock Trailer Wrecks, Overturns & Response Overview of Facility Evacuation Planning (Emergencies and Disasters) Implementing Proper Emergency Field Humane Euthanasia for Large Animals

Second Day Morning Session
Prevention & Mitigation of Fire Scenarios (barns, wild fire, trailer fires)

Large Animal Ambulances and considerations for running a service

Basic Simple Vertical Lifting employment considerations and equipment recommendations

Awareness of Recumbent Animal recommendations and manipulations Introduction to Water Rescue TLAER considerations (Pools, Flat & Swiftwater, etc.)

Introduction to Unstable Ground and Mud TLAER scenarios

Introduction to Surface Ice Rescue TLAER scenarios

Lunch 1200-1300
Afternoon Session 1330-1600
Why NOT to use Large Animal Slingloading in Helicopter Operations (specialty circumstances)

Slings in medical scenarios

IN-DEPTH – What NOT to do in TLAER – A Review of Live Rescues ++ Overview of Basic and TLAER supplies and equipment

Awareness – Access into Horse Trailers and Confined Spaces in TLAER Forward Assist, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip & Sideways Drag Demonstration Behavior, Approach, Basic Handling, Restraint and Leading Live Animals Demonstrations Extrication & Response considerations & cutting equipment (This requires a local fire rescue company to bring a truck and demonstrate what is ON a rescue fire truck.)

Why Heavy Rescue Rope and Mechanical Advantage is used in TLAER – Basic Ideas

Employment of the Rescue Glide (where available)

Mud Rescue Equipment (where available)

Water & Ice Rescue Equipment (where available)

Class Graduation and Certificate Award Ceremony