Large Animal 911 – Who you gonna call?
Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
Three-Day Training Course
August 28 to 30, 2021
Loudoun County Fairgrounds
17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20175
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.
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.