SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 26!
McHenry County College Fire Science department, in cooperation with the Illinois Fire Science Institute, is offering a Large Animal Rescue Awareness training on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am-noon at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.
Illinois and Wisconsin are home to a wide variety of large animals (horses, cattle, pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotics, etc.), and McHenry County has the highest concentration of horses in the state. However, large animal incidents can occur in any location or on our roadways at any given moment, requiring the seamless coordination of multiple governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and civilians to ensure a swift and safe resolution to the incident. Attendees will learn how to safely and effectively handle large animals in emergency situations, and how to evaluate their properties for safety and preparedness.
Topics will include:
• incident prevention and evacuation planning
• understanding large animal behavior (in normal settings and under stress)
• understanding large animal restraint
• large animal scene management
• containment and capture of loose large animals
This class will be presented by Dr. Deke Carls of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI). He is a firefighter as well as a large animal veterinarian, and brings both perspectives to this lively and information-packed presentation designed to provide information to successfully manage a large animal incident.
Class is free and open to the public (some images and discussion topics may upset children).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the flyer to share with others.
To register go to: http://bit.ly/1iBDGEL or call: 815-455-8565
For more information contact:
Fire Science Department Chair
McHenry County College