Large Animal 911 – Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

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Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
Three-Day Training Course

August 28 to 30, 2021

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

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. THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL is CLOSED to registration.

AWARENESS LEVEL training is intended for other participants, such as horse owners, who will be permitted to audit the operational level training.



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.

Host Hotel:

Red Roof Inn
721 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 777-6622
One or two people – King or 2 Queen beds: $129/night
Three people – King or 2 Queen beds:  $139/night
Four people – King or 2 Queen beds:  $149/night




Large Animal 911 EVENT SPONSORS:


Virginia Horse Industry Board
Loudoun County Economic Development
USA Equestrian Trust


Another Turn Tack
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center / Virginia Tech Foundation
Morven Park Equestrian Center
Tri State Riding Club
VADA / Nova
Visit Loudoun


Oak Spring Equestrian


Michelle & Alfred King
Total Equine Veterinary Associates


American National Insurance Co
Wendy Bebie
Belle View Farm
Northern Virginia Working Equitation
Professional Horse Services – Mike & Stephanie Jennings
Save Rural Loudoun
Shenandoah Horse Park
Southern States:  Charles Town
Trailer Country LLC