Large animal rescue training for law enforcement and emergency first responders.

EERU Courses

Large Animal Rescue Training

 

EERU training topics include trailer accidents, technical large animal rescue
from mud, water, ice, low/high angle, and wildfire evacuations.

The Emergency Equine Response Unit provides large animal rescue response training. Common training and response topics include trailer accidents, technical large animal rescue from mud, water, ice, low/high angle, and wildfire evacuations. Our classes are designed to provide training for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, veterinary practitioners, USAR rescue personnel, and the general public.

Basic Equine Awareness and Rescue (BEAR) Class

Basic Equine Awareness and Rescue (BEAR) is an 8-hour awareness level course designed to provide equine rescue training, and to teach basic horse awareness and emergency response for equine accidents.

Incidents that involve horses require specialized training, and the Basic Equine Awareness and Rescue class provides this through both hands-on and classroom instruction. The BEAR class includes practicing rescue scenarios, use of lift mechanisms and an equine sling and the use of a life-sized, weighted horse mannequin with articulating limbs.

BEAR Class Topics Include

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO)

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is an operations level course that encompasses aspects of large animal emergency response, and demonstrates what to do if a horse or other large animal gets stuck in mud, stranded on ice, trapped in an overturned trailer or other incident. 

The specialized training needed for large animal rescue is encompassed in this LARO class through both hands-on and classroom instruction. The Large Animal Rescue Operations class includes practicing rescue scenarios, use of lift mechanisms and a Becker Sling and the use of a life-sized, weighted horse mannequin with articulating limbs.

 

LARO Class Topics Include

This is an 8-hour course, but can be a more in-depth 16-hour course with additional rescue scenarios.

We have a combined LARO/TAR (Technical Animal Rescue) course scheduled in Fairport, NY from June 28-July 1. Click here for more information (PDF will open in a new window).

Large Animal Ice Rescue(LAIR)

Large Animal Ice Rescue (LAIR) is an operations level course designed to provide first responder ice rescue training.  LAIR includes large animal ice rescue training and water rescue training, with an emphasis on advanced horse rescue techniques. Small animal ice rescue techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated in class.

Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and knowledge. This training is provided through both hands-on and classroom instruction. The Large Animal Ice Rescue class includes practicing rescue scenarios and involves the use of a life-sized, weighted horse mannequin with articulating limbs.

LAIR Class Topics Include

 

Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling training for your meeting, event or organization. We would be happy to provide these topics as described, a general large animal response class, or a more in-depth technical large animal rescue training.