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October 2010

CLASSES and CONFERENCES

Information on LAR and related classes, as well as speaking engagements/conferences, and requests for classes.
For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: Please submit your new classes at the end of each month to be included in the next month's newsletter. I will send out a monthly notice a week or so before the newsletter is due. I would appreciate it if you would send in your class schedules, along with contact information, at that time. Thank you. ALSO: You are welcome to send in your class lists and I will send out a notice to each student inviting them to subscribe to the newsletter.

REQUESTS

None

CLASSES

Ongoing classes North Strabane Fire Dept, Canonsburg, PA (Just south of Pittsburg) LAR Awareness for First Responders and Save Your Horse! A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners. Those that attend the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the purpose of reimbursements or to forward on to your equine insurance carrier. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333, or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

Nov. 16 TLAER Awareness Level (One Day Course) Wangaratta, Victoria - Australia http://www.tlaer.org/Large_Animal_Emergency_Rescue_%282%29%5B1%5D.pdf

Nov. 18-19 Equine Emergency Rescue, Jennifer Woods, Best Western Regency Inn, Abbotsford, BC info@bcfacc.ca

2011

Jan 13-15 Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Course in California. Registration opens September 1st. Please see our website for more information: http://californiawolfcenter.org/special-events/wildlife-handling-course/

March 9 Dr. Tomas Gimenez will be at the Michigan Equine Practitioners Association Conference on at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. For more information contact Dr. Cynthia Trombley. cynthiatrombley@gmail.com

Apr.14-17 TLAER Operations Level Class with Hazmat. Eastern Kentucky University / USRider @ Lexington, Kentucky - Contact Beth McCoy beth.mccoy@eku.edu
May 5 TLAER Operations Level Class. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
May 11-13 TLAER Operations Level Class. Virginia Tech University MARE Center @ Middleburg, Virginia - Contact Dr. Shea Porr cporr@vt.edu
May 16-18 TLAER Operations Level Class. Virginia Tech University MARE Center @ Middleburg, Virginia - Contact Dr. Shea Porr cporr@vt.edu

Classes by Deb and John Fox: www.largeanimalrescue.com TLAER classes taught by Drs. Gimenez.

STORIES AND NEWS

Anthony Hatch in Australia was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study "Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue" and then implement the findings within Australia. His report is at http://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/3353/ I highly recommend you ALL read this report and share it with your Emergency Responders, horse groups, anyone who will help you develop a program in your area. Great job, Anthony!

Accident waiting to happen in Maine.

Ed Childers, of North Strabane Fire in PA, reports that his group presented information to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association (PEMA) at their western region quarterly training last week. They covered LAR at a high level, Primary and Secondary Incidents, Pre-Planning, In-Route Planning and Post Incident Planning for LAR. Was well-received, reports Ed.

This month's "Large Animals in the News"

SUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7720972 and
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/pets+and+animals/cold+spring/66916-firefighters+animal+rescue+horse+mired+muck N. Wildwood, NJ Fire Dept. trained in LAR -- "At one point we had to hold his head above the water"
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/22/1392641/neighbors-rally-to-free-trapped.html Horse in cistern rescued by neighbors....they built a RAMP and kept it simple!

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/8459595.Pony_club_member_rescued_horses_trapped_in_burning_stables/ story about saving horses in a barn fire
http://threevillage.patch.com/articles/historic-barn-damaged-in-overnight-fire horses rescued from barn fire
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1976658?UserKey= Couple rescues cows from fire

UNSUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/sep/11/despite-rescue-effort-horse-trapped-in-ravine/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/10/25/2010-10-25_video_buffalo_takes_dip_in_georgia_couples_swimming_pool.html The rescue was a success but the bison was killed.

TRAINING STORIES

http://www.kbtx.com/news/headlines/Large_Animal_Rescue_Training_Course_Held_in_Navasota_105653948.html Texas training in TLAER
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101017/NEWS/10170337 Oregon Sheriffs get training
http://www.jacksoncountychronicle.com/articles/2010/10/20/features/03horsetrain.txt Thanks to Margo Miller and the WI State Horse Council, Eric Thompson taught a class in large animal rescue
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/8472599.Bridgwater_firefighters_pick_up_new_life_saving_skills/ Bridgwater Fire in the UK trains in water, ropes, large animal rescue

ACCIDENT and MISCELLANEOUS STORIES

This is what happens when you're not paying attention. Driver was unhurt.

http://www.kypost.com/dpp/news/state/Mounted-Patrols_48880978 Mounted patrol looking for help
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2010/10/humane_law_enforcement_awards_102510.html Humane Society Law Enforcements awards are posted here

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1786248.shtml?cat=504 Horse with a leg thru cattle guard is killed
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2010/10/08/news/state_news/news66.txt Horse shot by deputy
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2010/10/181.shtml Horses killed by plane crash

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Fire-kills-horse-destroys-barn-near-Brunkild-105106384.html horse killed barn destroyed.
http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2010/oct/20/horse-missing-arcadia-area-ar-264962/ Search and rescue for a missing horse off a trail

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Horse_injured_in_bizarre_accident_105222129.html Horse died after trailer door opens
http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/302483.html Horse accident in UK -- trailer was being pulled by a KIA????

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_5bb699f2-d5a0-11df-999e-001cc4c03286.html Cattle truck overturn 2 cows killed
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/oct/09/no-headline---09a07cattlekilled-brf/ 10 cows killed
http://www.hpj.com/archives/2010/sep10/Sep20/0913CattleTruckOverturnsNea.cfm?title=Cattle%20truck%20overturns%20near%20Helena another cattle trailer wreck
http://www.hpj.com/archives/2010/oct10/oct25/1014CattleKilledTruckOvertu.cfm?title=Cows%20killed%20when%20cattle%20truck%20overturns cattle truck overturns

http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=13361588 Nebraska teen death prompts query into trailer safety
http://www.abc27.com/Global/story.asp?S=13379777 Teen killed while riding horse on highway
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/25501063/detail.html Girl killed when thrown from horse
http://www.kidk.com/news/local/105191954.html child killed from horse kick
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/sns-ap-mo--horseridingfatality,0,4627080.story rider dies in riding accident

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/horse-rescue-registry-created-in-arizona.html Rescue registry in Arizona
http://romenews-tribune.com/pages/full_story/push?article-County+shouldn-t+be+in+animal+rescue+business%20&id=10178096 County shouldn't be in animal rescue business
http://www.horseyard.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=191949&Itemid=145 Wild horse excess in Australia

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Nothing new here

NEW LINKS

VIDEOS:

Horse kicks boy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxAClXaPgPk
Just desserts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCG7HWdRtkQ&feature=related
What was he thinking?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iYD4r9QW9k&feature=related
Crazy woman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFmlMhLUTQg&NR=1

LESSONS LEARNED

The LAR website, www.saveyourhorse.com has added a 7MB video clip on euthanasia with Jennifer Woods and Rescue SOPs from Jim Green (UK)

It takes one minute to halter and lead a horse 100 ft.

NEW QUOTE:
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everyting, but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."
Edweard Everett Hale, 1794-1865

INNOVATIONS

Nothing new here

DISASTER INFO

I'm adding this new section because of the cross-over in both training and interest. Feel free to send along news articles and comments.

Karrie Allen -- Center for Disaster Response http://www.cfdrinc.org/ Karrie's ambulance

OTHER NEWS OF THE WORLD

Australian contingent of people involved with training and education of TLAER concepts get together in Sydney - Rebecca Gimenez, Mary Anne Leighton, and Anthony Hatch.

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

Training in Half Moon Bay, California. thank you, Sarah and Al Felice for hosting this event!

Here are some pictures from the TLAER training in Half Moon Bay at the Felice ranch. It was a beautiful setting, we had a variety of weather (from sunny and warmish to frigid rain), we all learned a lot and had a grand time. No pictures from the "monsoon day"! Thanks to Karrie Allen for bringing her rescue equipment. Welcome to the latest trainees. Please contribute. This is YOUR newsletter, too!

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