Large Animal 911 – Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

August 29 to 31, 2020

Loudoun County Fairgrounds
17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20175

Sponsorship Drive for Funding

Event Description

The Loudoun County Equine Alliance (LCEA) is coordinating a three day training course for first responders, veterinarians, and horse owners in technical, large animal emergency rescue training.

This training involves the practical considerations, behavioral understanding, specialty equipment, tactics, techniques, and methodologies behind the safe extrication of a live large animal from entrapments (trailer wrecks, ditches, mud, water, barn fires) in local emergencies and disaster areas.

This training is targeted to those in emergency response services, such as fire departments, rescue squads, law enforcement agencies, emergency management, and animal control officers.

The course is also structured to educate those who are not usual members of a branch of emergency services, such as veterinarians, large animal facility operators, animal rescue organizations, large animal transporters, and large animal owners.

 

Training Levels

The training will consist of “operational level” training and “awareness level” training.
OPERATIONAL LEVEL training is intended for first responders and veterinarians. These participants will have hands-on training with the equipment and receive a text book and final certification.
AWARENESS LEVEL training is intended for other participants, such as horse owners, who will be permitted to audit the operational level training.

 

Presenter

Rebecca (Gimenez) Husted published the first textbook on Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (Wiley-Blackwell) in 2008. She is a decorated combat veteran, retired Signal Officer, US ARMY. Rebecca holds a BS in Biology from Wofford College, and a PhD in Animal Physiology from Clemson University.

She gives training in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAERTM ) techniques across the US and internationally. She has published numerous critiques, techniques and journal articles on a variety of technical subjects in large animal disaster and emergency rescue.

She is a Principal/SME member of the Technical Committee of the NFPA Standard 150 –Animal Housing and contributes to equine welfare committees and others defining technical competencies for large animal rescue around the world.

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

 

PLATINUM – $2,500

• Two year Business Membership
• Premium Sponsor Table at Equine Expo
• Banner at event
• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event
• Featured in LCEA newsletter

GOLD – $1,000

• Two year Business Membership
• Banner at event
• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event
• Featured in LCEA newsletter

SILVER – $500

• One year Business Membership
• Banner at event
• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event
• Featured in LCEA newsletter

BRONZE – $100

• One year Business Membership
• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event

PARTNER – $50

• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event

FIRST RESPONDER – PARTICIPANT SCHOLARSHIP – $400

• Name individual receiving scholarship
• One year Business Membership
• Included on sponsor page on LCEA website
• Included in all publications for event

LCEA can’t produce this important event without financial support. We are seeking sponsorships and grants, as well as monetary and in-kind donations to help fund this project.

Please complete the form below to donate money, goods and/or services, or volunteer.

Click on the DONATE button to make a donation using PayPal. Use the dropdown box to choose your sponsorship level.

To make a donation by check, please mail to Loudoun County Equine Alliance at P.O. Box 293, Purcellville, VA 20134. 

 

 

TLAER Participation Registration Form

AWARENESS LEVEL COURSE

The course is structured to educate those who are not usual members of a branch of emergency services, such as veterinarians, large animal facility operators, animal rescue organizations, large animal transporters, and large animal owners. Individuals who attend the Awareness Level Course as a participant will receive a TLAER, Inc. Awareness Level Certification.

Registration Cost:          

$150 – August 29-31, includes the Awareness portion of the training and audit of the Operational portion. Lunch included all 3 day.

$75 – Single day rate for any portion of the training (audit the Operational portion).  Includes lunch.

 

OPERATIONAL LEVEL COURSE

This training involves the practical considerations, behavioral understanding, specialty equipment, tactics, techniques, and methodologies behind the safe extrication of a live large animal from entrapments (trailer wrecks, ditches, mud, water, barn fires) in local emergencies and disaster areas. It is recommended that Individuals taking this course have previously taken online ICS training (see below), and sign a waiver. Individuals who attend the OPERATIONS Level Course as a Participant will receive TLAER, Inc. Operations Level CertificationRACE approval pending for Veterinarians and Technicians.

Registration Cost:         

$400 – August 29-31, includes both the Awareness portion of the training (a prerequisite for the Operational Course) and participation in the Operational portion, and a copy of the textbook – “Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (Giminez).” Lunch included all 3 days (Limit of 30 participants).

 

Registration Levels

– Click “Add to Cart” button to Pay by credit card. 

– To pay by check please mail to Loudoun County Equine Alliance, PO Box 293, Purcellville, VA 20134.

 

PRE-COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS

It is highly recommended by TLAER, Inc. that course attendees complete the online courses listed below prior to attending an Awareness or Operations Level Course. Online registration and certification are free through FEMA at http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/

TLAER course attendees at any level will benefit from the knowledge obtained from these topics and will be able to better understand some of the basic, yet vital, components of TLAER TM disaster incidents and emergency responses taught throughout the courses.

 

 

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