Least Resistance Training Concepts
(LRTC)

Volunteers Training for Emergencies

  2023
TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL COURSES
Lyon County, NV
 

TRAIN - PREPARE - SUCCEED

 
PLEASE NOTE:

COVID PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN RELAXED BY THE STATE.
HOWEVER, WE ARE KEEPING OUR CLASSROOM MODULES IN DISTANCE-
LEARNING MODE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS.

(Now is a good time to catch-up on the available on-line courses.)

 


THE 2023 "IN PERSON" COURSES ARE LISTED BELOW.
PREREQUISITE DISTANCE LEARNING MODULES CAN BE COMPLETED ON-LINE.

Hosted by Least Resistance Training Concepts
with funding provided by
the Historic Virginia Range Mustangs
License Plate Fund


EMERGENCY HORSE & LIVESTOCK HANDLING

Emergency techniques for handling horses and other livestock
for evacuations, removals from highways and escaped estrays.
Exercises will utilize live animals.

March 25, 2023, 0900-1400
Stagecoach, NV
Registration Open
(Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign-in.)

(Additional classes will be scheduled)

CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED

All classes muster at 11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

Willis Lamm, Wayne Woolway, Lead Instructors

The classroom presentations will be provided via Internet distance learning. "Hands-on" live animal handling will be held at the locations determined for the various course dates and will typically last from 3 to 4 hours.

Everyone registered for this course will be contacted and be invited to attend in order of priority. If the date offered is in conflict with other activities, the participant can request another available date.

The list below is for the "distance learning" elements available on the Internet.

  • IS-10.a Animals in Disasters, Awareness and Preparedness. Avg. course time, 3.5 hours CEUs, 0.4

    This course focuses primarily on animal owners but is a foundation for IS-11.a, the course for shelters and responders.

  • IS-11.a Animals in Disasters, Community Planning. Avg. course time, 4.5 Hrs. CEUs, 0.5

    This course focuses primarily on emergency management officials and care providers (animal volunteer groups.)

  • IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters. Avg. course time, 3.5 Hrs. CEUs, 0.4

    This course focuses primarily on large animals and livestock.

  • IS-100.c Introduction to Incident Command System. Avg. course time, 3.0 Hrs. CEUs, 0.3

    This course explains the Incident Command System, the standardized operating system that professionals and volunteers must work within during significant emergencies.

  • IS-700.b NIMS, an Introduction. Avg. course time, 3.0 Hrs. CEUs, 0.3

    This course provides an introduction to the National Incident Management System

  • National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training. Avg. course time, about 6 hours for students who already have field experience, up to 10 hours for those who need to review additional resource materials.
    (Up to 10 CEUs.)

    This course explains various dangers and safety issues when working in and around traffic, including nationally recognized safety practices. Target students are police and fire / EMS, however the safety principles and practices covered apply to anyone working in and around traffic. A nationally recognized certificate is provided upon completion.

    (If you use this link, click "National TIM Training" from the left hand menu on the Responder Safety web page.)

  • Completion of DISTANCE LEARNING classroom presentations. These modules are required to comply with the intent of NRS 41.519; limitations on liability.
  • Since class sizes are limited, persons signing up will agree to a $25.00 no-show charge. (There are still no charges for attending these courses.)

    Willis Lamm, Wayne Woolway, Lead Instructors

    Course objectives include safe handling elements, risk-analysis, best practices in creating loading chutes, sorting pens, using construction netting and other resources, introduction to new tools and techniques, with an emphasis on team building and team operations.

    Since these courses involve live animals, the dates are subject to change if unsafe weather conditions are forecast. Please note the personal safety equipment required to participate as indicated further down this announcement.

    There is a practical limit on the number of participants that these courses can handle.
    (Please use this link to access the Registration Form.)


    TWO DAY HANDS-ON COURSE:
    TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE, OPERATIONS LEVEL

    Operations level training for technical large animal rescue.
    Includes multiple rescue scenarios using the mannequin and TLAR equipment.

    April 22-23, 2023, 0800-1700
    Stagecoach, NV
    Registration Open
    (Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign-in.)

    (Fall course date yet to be determined.)

    All classes muster at 11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

    Kerry Tuckett, Lead Instructor

    NOTE: Participant registration is limited.

    Course objectives include risk-analysis, best safe practices for transportation accidents, equestrian accidents, various entrapments, rope rescue systems, proper use of rescue equipment, introduction to new tools and techniques, with an emphasis on team building and team operations.

    PREREQUISITES:

    • Participants must have completed the Horse Handling module to earn Operations certificates.

    • Participants must have completed the Distance Learning and taken the quiz at the end of the Distance Learning module in order to participate. This requirement is for safety reasons as well as to prepare participants to move quickly into rescue scenarios.

    There is a practical limit on the number of participants that these courses can handle.
    (Please use this link to access the Registration Form.)


    ONE DAY HANDS-ON COURSE:
    Lake Lahontan, Silver Springs, NV
    LARGE ANIMAL WATER RESCUE (in the water)

    (Date yet to be determined.)

    • Safe operations and best practices for rescuing horses from non-swift water accidents.

    • Includes multiple rescue scenarios using the mannequin and TLAR equipment.

    Note: This class is contingent on sufficient water in the lake to conduct practical exercises.


    TWO DAY HANDS-ON COURSE:
    Multiple exercise sites, Nortwestern NV
    LOW ANGLE RESCUE PRACTICES

    (Date yet to be determined.)

    • Safe multidisciplinary operations and best practices for various life safety and rescue operations utilizing contemporary rope designs and related accessory equipment.

    • Emphasis is on maximum efficiency with various exercise scenarios involving lowering rescuers, recovery of injured persons and large animals (equestrian accident scenarios.)

    Note: This class requires coordination with local fire agencies and will be scheduled when appropriate..


    Note: These are the current regional programs scheduled for which training is grant funded and there are no participant fees.

    For additional information or late sign-ups please contact Willis Lamm via Email or phone 775-721-2332.


      ADDITIONAL COURSE DETAILS

    EMERGENCY LIVESTOCK HANDLING

    This course addresses emergency livestock handling, with an emphasis on horse handling, and includes best practices for managing, sorting, moving, containing, and loading large animals utilizing a variety of techniques.

    The course emphasis involves effective teamwork when moving large animals, constructing containment and sorting corrals and loading chutes, and best practices for handling difficult animals.

    Field objectives include rapid, safe evacuation techniques during emergencies, safe removal of livestock from highways, and recovering escaped (estray) livestock.

    This course, or equivalent, is a prerequisite to receiving an operational level TLAR certificate for those taking the TLAR course.

    Class size is limited. Priority will be given to public safety and animal control personnel, and volunteers associated with the Nevada Dept. of Agriculture, animal services agencies or BLM. All others will be first come-first served. (If interest significantly exceeds program capacity, an additional date may be scheduled.)

    This course will involve handling live animals. The following personal protective equipment is required in order to participate.

    • Helmet

    • Work gloves

    • Appropriate boots or work shoes

    • Appropriate clothing (non-baggy shirt, long pants, etc.)

    To receive a completion certificate you need to provide documentation of completing the on-line courses indicated .


    TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE, OPERATIONS LEVEL

    This course is an operations level course based on NFPA 1690 standards. In order to devote more time for practical exercise rescue scenarios, the large animal handling element of this level of instruction has been scheduled separately (see above.) In order to receive operations level completion certificates you will need to have also completed the large animal handling element or a recognized equivalent.

    This course will cover a number of scenarios including, but not limited to transportation accidents (overturned trailer scenarios,) rescues from confined spaces, responses to equestrian accidents, "packaging" and transporting downed or injured horses, and various techniques that should be employed when responding to these incidents.

    Course elements will including incident size-up, organizing rescue operations, strategic and tactical decision making, incident safety, and hands-on practice with a variety of technical rescue tools and techniques. Instruction and practical exercises will follow ICS protocols.

    Class size is limited. Priority will be given to public safety and animal control personnel, and to volunteers associated with the Nevada Dept. of Agriculture, animal services agencies or BLM. All others will be first come-first served.

    This course will involve working with rescue tools and equipment. The following personal protective equipment is required in order to participate.

    • Helmet

    • Work gloves

    • Appropriate boots or work shoes

    • Appropriate clothing (non-baggy shirt, long pants, etc.)


  • ROPE RESCUE SKILLS

    Rescue scenarios will utilize rope rescue techniques.

    Students should be familiar with:

    • Water knot

    • Various figure 8 knots

    • Triple wrap Prusik

    • Alpine butterfly

    • Round turn and two half hitches

    • Double fisherman's knot

    • Transport hitch

    • Z-rigs (with pulleys and accessories)

    Anyone needing to refresh on seldom used knots should visit Animated Knots by Grog. An overview of rope rescue equipment can be found Here.

    We can also schedule a rope rescue systems refresher session prior to the TLAR class if there is sufficient interest.

     


    TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE SYLLABUS

    Areas of classroom instruction and hands-on skills practice will include (but are not limited to)

    • Safely securing a large animal incident

    • Incident assessment / determining what resources are needed

    • Incident management priorities while waiting for technical specialists

    • Safety considerations specific to large animal emergencies

    • Supporting / Assisting in technical large animal operations

    • Technical Large Animal Rescue skills - operations level

    • Wide area emergencies and evacuations

    • Appropriate euthanasia considerations and techniques

    • Pre-incident emergency planning

    • Public outreach - incident prevention concepts

    When real events happen, competent teamwork is the key.


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