Class: Animal Technical Rescue – Awareness and Technician
Authority: California State Fire Training
Training Institute: Animal Rescue Training
Instructors: John Maretti & Gary Johnson
Dates and times:
Note: Awareness is a prerequisite for the Technician Class and usually taken in combination.
Awareness: June 5, 2021; Technician: June 6-7, 2021
Awareness: August 18, 2021; Technician: August 19-20, 2021
This course provides the knowledge and understanding of skills and resources necessary to respond to an Animal Technical Rescue incident as a single incident, or as a component of large-scale disaster involving large and small animal and human elements, and to do so in a safe and effective manner, with low impact on ongoing emergency services operations. This course also meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Chapter 17.1-17.2 guidelines and covers the most likely animal species that first responders are called to rescue and manage: cattle, horses, including working horses (police mounts, SAR), companion animals and working dogs (SAR, K-9). This is a hands-on class with field exercises involving life-sized mannequins. You will be using specialty technical rescue tools such as equine lifts, mechanical advantage, slips and glides. At the end of class, you will have the skills to safely move a 1,000-pound animal horizontally or vertically out of precarious situations.
The first day of class will be at Butte County Search & Rescue. The rest of the class will be in and around Chico at various locations.
If interested, further details are at: www.animalrescuetraining.com