Least Resistance Training Concepts
(LRTC)

Volunteers Training for Emergencies

  2020
TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL COURSES
Lyon County, NV
 


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

ONE DAY CLASSROOM AND HANDS-ON COURSE:
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.

April 4, 2020, 0900-1400 Registration Open
11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

August 29, 2020, 1900-1400 Registration Open
11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

Willis Lamm, Lead Instructor

Course objectives include safe handling elements, risk-analysis, best practices in creating loading chutes, 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.

(Note: Additional handling courses can be scheduled by request.)


TWO DAY CLASSROOM AND 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 25 & 26, 2020, 0800-1700 Registration Open
Muster at 11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

September 19 & 20, 2020, 0800-1700 Registration Open
Muster at 11345 Silver Lane, Stagecoach, NV

Kerry Tuckett, Lead Instructor

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.

Auditing is permitted. Please note the personal safety equipment required to participate as indicated further down this announcement.


ONE DAY HANDS-ON COURSE:
LARGE ANIMAL WATER RESCUE (in the water)

Safe operations and best practices for rescuing horses from non-swift water accidents.
Includes multiple rescue scenarios using the mannequin and TLAR equipment.

(Date yet to be determined.)


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

Early enrollment is recommended.

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

Attendance in both the live horse handling and 2-day technical classes are required to receive an Operations Level Certificate.

Auditing is permitted.

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, moving, containing, and loading large animals utilizing a variety of techniques.

The course emphasis involves effective teamwork when moving large animals, constructing containment corrals and loading chutes, and 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.)

There are no training prerequisites to attend however to receive a completion certificate you need to provide documentation of completing the on-line courses indicated below.


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.)


PREREQUISITES FOR COMPLETION CERTIFICATES

The following on-line courses are prerequisites for receiving completion certificates for the courses being offered. Some courses provide CEUs for members in the veterinary field.

Prerequisites for Emergency Horse & Livestock Handling Certificate:

Prerequisites Technical Large Animal Rescue Operations Level Certificate:

(In addition to the prerequisites listed above.)

  • IS-100.c Introduction to Incident Command System. Note 1
    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 during emergency responses.

    This course is required for volunteers in some jurisdictions, such as Lyon County, NV.

  • IS-200.c Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response. Note 1
    Avg. course time, 3.0 Hrs. CEUs, 0.3

    This course provides instruction for volunteers who may have to initially assume unit or group supervisory responsibilities.

  • IS-700.b Introduction to the National Incident Management System. Note 1
    Avg. course time, 3.0 Hrs. CEUs, 0.3

    This course explains the National Incident Management System, the standardized operating system that professionals and volunteers must work within during major emergency incidents.

    This course is required for volunteers in some jurisdictions, such as Lyon County, NV.

Note 1: Participants from agencies that provide instruction in these elements and/or who have taken equivalent courses in academy or fire technology or rescue programs will not be required to take IS-100.c and IS-700.b courses in order to receive certificates.


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.

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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