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Last Chance Ranch hosts large animal rescue clinic


Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown will host a two-day clinic for animal rescuers, owners and lovers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14.

Topics to be discussed at the Large Animal Rescue Operations Class include: hazard identification, scene management, large animal safety, A-frame/sling use, emergency scene analysis, rolls/pulls/assists, control/containment, basic vitals and field triage, low angle ropes, knots, mechanical advantage system, practical field scenarios and more.

The Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is essential for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, humane societies and emergency animal response teams. Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and training.

LARO simulates those incidents by using scenario training with both live horses and life-size, weighted, articulated horse mannequins that allow training for virtually any LARO situation. There will be a different team rescue scenario each day. This training is designed to equip responders with a variety of options to handle most large animal situations; including situational awareness to recognize when knowledge and skills may be out of scope.

No previous experience needed with large animals to attend this training.

Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 13; the event will take place rain or shine.

The cost is $350.

Required items: work gloves, appropriate clothing and footwear (weather dependent), and a safety helmet.

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