Link to Index of Skull Session Scenarios

Least Resistance Training Concepts

Volunteers Training for Emergencies

The LRTC "Can Do Crew." Difficult jobs done while you wait. The impossible may take slightly longer.

LRTC receives the first Air for Paws equipment delivered in Nevada!

Rescue 3 has been placed in service as of April 25, 2014.

This more compact unit is more accessible to off-road incidents.

Details about Rescue 3 can be found here

SLIDESHOW: What the Rescue Program is All About

  LRTC Emergency Response Team
Information Sheets and Resource Guides

These information sheets and procedure guides are primarily intended for persons associated with or working with the LRTC Emergency Response Team. However, this information may be useful to other groups or private individuals who may wish to prepare for emergency activities involving horses and other large animals.

Everyone working with large animals and rescue equipment during training and actual emergency conditions should always exercise common sense, caution and safe practices. The descriptions provided below are for basic orientation and familiarization and are not a substitute for formal hands-on training or personal responsibility when working with and around large animals and specialized equipment.

  Local Responder and Animal Owner Training

Lectures from the 2015 International Large Animal Rescue Conference & Trauma Care Conference
(Prague), hosted by BARTA

  Information Sheets & Resource Guides

(Additional resource guides shall be included as soon as the guide sheets are updated.)

Meet the Mounted Unit

  Mounted SAR Information Sheets

(Additional resource guides shall be included as soon as the guide sheets are updated.)

  Sample Events

  Other Features and Subject Indexes

  • Making Your Horse Barn Fire Safe
  • Note: We realize that it is difficult to locate information sheets within our matrix of web sites and sections. (The whmentors site alone has over 700 web documents in 34 separate subject folders and the associated domains have about 5,000 archived documents.) However we are in the process of reorganizing the indexes so that you don't have to use a search engine to find the information you want. If you discover a document that contains information that contradicts contemporary practices, please email us so we can look into it. Please include the URL for the document in your report.

      Rescue Scenarios

    The scenarios listed below are for illustrative purposes only. Their purpose is to familiarize readers with modern and safe approaches in dealing with large animal rescue situations. The information presented is not a substitute for qualified hands-on training. Some of the techniques shown can be hazardous if not applied correctly. Please take all of this information as "awareness level" only! Thanks.

      In Remembrance

    John Nunes, 1968 - 2009

    We feel that it is appropriate to pay memorial tribute to Capt. John Nunes of the Contra Costa (California) Fire Protection District. John was significant in motivating many of us to become involved in technical large animal rescue and evacuation activities.

    John passed away on April 4, 2009, from a service related illness. His legacy includes the continuum of career personnel and volunteers who train so that they can help animals and their owners when serious emergencies and disasters strike.

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