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Large Animal Technical Rescue - Safety and Success Through Prevention, Preparedness, and Partnerships (MOO-0004)

Animal emergencies are human emergencies due to the "human to animal bond" and the emotional connection that exists which drives untrained individuals into life-threatening situations to save an animal.  If an animal is in distress, typically a 9-1-1 call will be made.  If emergency services personnel do not respond…well-intentioned, untrained, animal-loving Good Samaritans will self-deploy through contact from the animal owner or a social media post and attempt the rescue operations themselves, more often resulting in the need for human rescue, human injury, or death of the animal and/or Good Samaritans thus becoming the responsibility of emergency services personnel. 

How can emergency responders, veterinary professionals, animal owners, and other local resources work together during a rescue operation?   What are some safety concerns and risk assessment considerations related to large animals?   What equipment and resources will you need?   How should the rescue operation proceed?   What techniques will you use?   How will you handle the animal once rescued?   Will the animal need medical attention?   What is the safest, quickest, easiest way to perform the rescue operation successfully?  


NFPA 1670, 150, 1983, and other NFPA Standards, Incident Management, Large Animal Behavior/Handling, Basic Webbing Manipulations, Safety Issues, Simple Vertical Lift Techniques, Mud/Water/Trench/Ice Rescue Considerations, Barn/Facility Fire Prevention, Fire Incident Response, Trailer Safety, Transport Trailer Incident Response, Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response, On-Hand and Specialized Equipment, Resource Allocation, Medical Management and Field Euthanasia Considerations

Date(s)  Fri. Oct 02, 2020 0800-1700 
Sat. Oct 03, 2020 0800-1700 
Sun. Oct 04, 2020 0800-1700 
Location Sandhills Community College - Moore County
3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst NC 28374 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Sandhills Community College 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length  
Course Hours
Prerequisites The following educational courses and literature are not required but are highly recommended and maybe provide a better understanding of some of the terminology, concepts, equipment, techniques, and response structure that are covered during this Large Animal Rescue training course. The training and resources are free, and the website links have been provided (see attached documents).
Maximum Participants 40
# Open Seats 40
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Recommended Pre-Requisites

Offering Specific Information

There is NO reimbursement being offered for Travel from State


Dates / Times:  October 2-4, 2020  8am - 5/6pm

Instructers:  4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC (Justin and Tori McLeod) -

Sponsored By: Sandhills Community College   Course Length: 24hrs


Classroom Location:  Sandhills Community College - Airport Rd, Pinehurst NC 

Outdoor Training Location:  Buckhorn Farm - Youngs Road, Southern Pines NC


Maximum Participants: 40 Hands-On Participants / Unlimited Auditors

Registration Contact:  Michelle Bauer, Sandhills Community College Fire and Rescue Director     (910) 695-3774

This offering in TERMS is for advertisement only - those interested in registering for class should contact Michelle Bauer at above contact information.


Course Fee:  Affiliated NC Emergency Services and Sworn Law Enforcement are Fee Exempt.  All other registrants pay a fee of $75.00 to the Community College for the weekend course.


Course POC:  Michelle Bauer (910) 695-3774;

State Training POC:  Steve Sutton (919) 825-2261;   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk