Technical Large Animal Rescue Team
In 2011 Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue added a Technical Large Animal Rescue Team and we are currently the only volunteer unit in the Commonwealth of Virginia that specializes in technical rescues of horses and cows.
Training is very important to us! We have 11 volunteer technicians who have taken the time to undergo special training in order to better serve the needs of the community.
All of our TLAER volunteers are:
√ EMT or Firefighter certified – most are both!
√ Trained as TLAER Technicians at the Virginia Tech MARE Center in Middleburg, Virginia.
√ Certified in ICS (Incident Command System)
√ Available to assist calls in any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Additionally, Command Officers require a minimum certification of Fire Officer 1.
We are dispatched by the Culpeper County 911 dispatch center in Culpeper, Virginia.
Our volunteers are covered by Workers Compensation
Since 2008 Hope's Legacy has been rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting out horses, donkeys, miniature horses, mules and ponies throughout Virginia.