Least Resistance Training Concepts
(LRTC)

Volunteers Training for Emergencies

  2020
TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL COURSES
Lyon County, NV
 

 
PLEASE NOTE:
Our COVID-19 training plan has been approved by the Nevada
Department of Public Safety. However, there will be significant
changes to protect first responders from inadvertent exposure.

Please carefully read the conditions listed below.

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

 


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.

CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED

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.

Please note the following requirements due to COVID-19. (Please don't ask for waivers. They won't be given.)

  1. These courses are currently limited to persons wishing to earn certificates in Emergency Large Animal Handling. Auditing will not be permitted. Documentation as to completion of prerequisite on-line courses for certificates will be required before attendance at the hands-on skills training. 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.

  2. Completion of a health / exposure questionnaire will be required.

  3. Taking of body temperature (no-contact temperature reader) will be required on the day of the class.

  4. Use of COVID-19 infection control protocols (masks, appropriate gloves, social distancing where applicable) will be absolutely required.

  5. Since class sizes will be strictly limited, persons signing up will agree to a $25.00 no-show charge. (There are still no charges for attending these courses.)

Willis Lamm, Lead Instructor

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.


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
CLASSES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

There is a practical limit on the number of participants that these courses 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 will not be permitted during COVID-19 restrictions.

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.)

  • During COVID-19 vulnerabilities, facemasks will also be required.

Due to COVID-19 class size limitations, participants in the TLAR courses will be limited to those seeking certificates, for which the prerequisite is a current Emergency Horse and Livestock Handling Certificate.


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.)

  • During COVID-19 vulnerabilities, facemasks will also be required.


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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