Large animals are different – they do not follow rules of physics – but fight or flight under fear and stress. Innovation is required by rescuers as every incident is different and understanding of their behavior is KEY.
Macon, GA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
With a swell in the number of emergency incidents involving large animals, the need for specialized training in the field of TLAER has increased over the last 2 decades. Large animals are different – they do not follow rules of physics – but fight or flight under fear and stress. Innovation is required by rescuers as every incident is different and understanding of their behavior is KEY. A recent (Sept 4) overturn of a 14 horse polo trailer that we attended on I-75 South at Butts County illustrated the complex issues involved in providing public safety, efficient emergency response and good veterinary care. (See Attached Photo from on scene).
These training courses bring together the latest concepts, techniques and equipment with hands-on practice using live demonstration horses. Ongoing research and development, practical application, and improvements suggested by highly qualified colleagues and students allow us to update these courses constantly.
International veterinary and emergency response students are attending from Western Canada this year. Emergency response services, such as fire departments, rescue squads, law enforcement agencies, emergency management, county and state emergency response teams and animal control offices often attend. The course is structured to educate veterinarians, large animal facility operators, animal rescue organizations, and large animal owners.
SPECIAL: This will be the only time the Operations level course is offered within Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina or Florida in 2012. The first Georgia training event was held at the Forsyth Public Safety Training Center in 2004; and since then all over the globe. In December 2011 the first course was offered at the new International TLAER training facility.
This training event features the use of live demonstration animals and there are numerous opportunities for the media to get some fantastic live shots of firefighters and emergency responders as students learning about the tactics used to keep both people and animals safe.
TLAER, Inc. purchased property in Gray, GA to build a permanent training facility that will bring emergency responders, veterinarians and interested students from all over the world to the Macon area. We are pleased that the Western Canadian contingent will be attending this year with the intent to take this information back home.
High Speed Chase of suspect ends up slamming into the back of a Horse Trailer. In this case no horses were injured - but they unloaded and reloaded them into another trailer on the side of the interstate. That requires significant coordination and knowledge to prevent another accident. Race horses can be worth millions of dollars.
Lost almost half the load of cattle. Many had to be euthanized on site. Do our local state patrol and police officers know how to do this correctly to keep people safe, and ensure a humane quick death? It is not easy to do, and you do NOT "shoot them between the eyes."
I can provide many other relevant examples.