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TLAER Operations Course – May 6-8, 2013

February 2013 TLAER Awareness. Photo courtesy of Georgia Taylor, DVM

TLAER – Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

With funding assistance from The Winston-Salem Foundation and grant management assistance from H.E.R.O., PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team) is proud to present the Operations level of  Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER).

 

Important dates:

April 30th – Payment and registration deadline. Detailed instructions will be sent to selected participants

May 6th thru May 8th – course dates

  • Times: 8am-5pm, daily (Mon, Tues & Wed)
Click here for map of location: 2532 Hamptonville Rd, Hamptonville, NC
DUSTY HORSES FARM….Yadkin County, NC
***Special thanks to Jim & Stephanie Danner for the use of their farm and facilities!***

 

There are two levels of participants for the TLAER Ops offering:
HANDS-ON  &  AUDITING/OBSERVING

Hands-on TLAER Operations level training – $200:

  • Space is limited to 30 participants and will require participation in LIVE animal rescue scenarios. Visit TLAER.org for course details.
  • Application link below. You will be given further course details, registration and payment instructions if you are selected as a participant.
  • You will be notified if you are placed on a waiting list should we reach capacity.
  • If selected, your NONREFUNDABLE $ 200 course fee is due on April 30th
  • Course prerequisites for HANDS-ON: IS-100b, IS-10.a, IS-11.a & TLAER Awareness ….see below for link take those courses
  • DO NOT apply for Hands-On to stand around and watch! All hands-on attendees must participate in scenarios and training!
  • All hands-on attendees must provide their own protective headgear (helmet, hardhat), gloves, flashlight or headlamp and clothing appropriate for May weather in NC. You must also provide your own bug spray and sun protection. Firefighters should bring their gear to wear in the barn fire simulation.

 

Course Audititors/Observers – $100:

  • Auditing/Observing provides TLAER Awareness (24 hours) certificate ONLY! This is NOT hands-on.
  • Space is limited to 18 participants.
  • Application link below. You will be given further course details, registration and payment instructions if you are selected as a participant.
  • You will be notified if you are placed on a wait list should we reach capacity.
  • If selected, your NONREFUNDABLE $ 100 course fee will be due on April 30th.
  • Course prerequisites for AUDITING/OBSERVING: IS-100b, IS-10.a, IS-11.a, IS-111
  • You must also provide your own bug spray and sun protection.
All participants will be REQUIRED to sign liability waivers for the training location property owners, facilitators and PEART.

 

IS-100 (Intro to Incident Command System), IS-10 (Animals in Disaster – Module A), IS-11 (Animals in Disaster – Module B) & IS-111 (Livestock in Disasters) are on-line courses. You may take them here: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp

You will be required to provide certificates for all prerequisites if selected to participate.

APPLY HERE

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Description of TLAER Operations Level Training….some details will vary, as determined by the instructor…..

The OPERATIONAL LEVEL Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) training is a 3 day (26 hour) course consisting of 4.5 hours of lecture (each morning), 3.5 hours of hands-on laboratory techniques each afternoon, and a 2 hour night operation on the second evening to practice SAR techniques and the Rescue Glide for recumbent animals. Hands-on experience is provided for all students and the overarching emphasis of the use of Incident Command System is featured throughout the course. OPERATIONAL LEVEL is intended for a specialized audience (CART/SART members, SAR members, large animal owners/groups, operational personnel in the emergency services, veterinary staff, animal control officers and specialty rescue teams, etc.) and anyone that needs to understand the specifics of TLAER operations and will expect to conduct live rescues.

Didactic instruction covers the foundation principles of all methodologies, techniques and procedures that are considered to reside within the “inventory” of modern tactics for response to the various types of TLAER rescue incidents; including a detailed of heavy / confined space / trench / fire / hazmat / swift & floodwater, unstable ground and vehicle extrication rescues, concluded with slingloading operations for large animal incidents. Incident Command System and the personnel that typically will respond with their duties and roles are introduced, with special attention to evacuation planning, disaster prevention, animal containment, and field euthanasia scenarios. Additionally, a heavy background is provided in the areas of large animal behavior in normal and rescue circumstances, critical medical issues encountered, and stress responses. Practicum is intensive and emphasizes instruction in rescue scene management regarding animal behavior, roles of responders, use of containment and basic to advanced manipulation methods. Live animals will be used for simple to difficult live demonstrations, students will perform these procedures and techniques with supervision from an instructor, to include basic to advanced handling skills. The use of live, trained large animals for the more difficult demonstrations (vertical lifts, recumbent animals, trapped in a confined space, etc.) and an intro to hands-on rope/mechanical advantage work is a feature of this course. A realistically weighted mannequin may be used in selected training scenarios to reduce the chance of injury to students and to demonstration animals (based on environmental factors, etc.).

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