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CLASSES Information on LAR and related classes.and requests for classes.
Check STORIES AND NEWS below for speaking engagements/conferences. For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

REQUESTS
Still waiting for a class!
LAR CLASS:
Rhonda Bender, Animal Control/Shelter Supervisor
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-425-3423 wk, 865-705-2695 cell
RBender@cortn.org


Deb and John Fox, of Felton Fire, have added the following LAR classes to their schedule:
May 17 in Eureka, CA, Contact (707) 839-8286

July 12/13 in Orinda CA, Contact; Chief Stephen Healy at (925) 258-4511 or SHealy@mofd.org

July in Washington state
Exact Date and location to be determined (western Washington)

September in Washington state
Exact Date and location to be determined (eastern Washington)
Contact Deb and John Fox at tlar@got.net or (831) 335 3473

Currently classes are forming at: Guadalupe/Santa Maria, and Santa Rosa, CA.
call (831) 335 3473 or e-mail Deb and John Fox at tlar@got.net for more details


April 16 Michigan State University, E.Lansing, MI
Livestock Handling for Emergency Responders, MUST Pre-Register!517-546-3950


May 24/25 LAR training for SMART in Berkshire County, MA
Contact Roger Lauze at MSPCA rlauze@mspca.org for details


May 3,4 Training in Cumberland, Maine.
Large Animal Rescue Awareness, Cumberland County Fire Attack School
FMI visit http://www.ccfas.net Contact Vicki Schmidt at vicki@troikadrafts.com (207-966-2280) Two separate one-day classes.


STORIES

The Foxes will be speaking on LAR at The HSUS National Conferance on Animals In Disaster (NCAD) in Sacramento CA.The conference runs June 2-6, and the Foxes will speak on June 5. Hope to see y'all there! www.hsus.org/ncad2008 WAY TO GO, DEB AND JOHN!

They will also be at the Horse Expo in Sacramento, CA (June 7,8).
The topic is:Trailer safety and what to do if an accident happens with Rod Bergman.


From Jim Green in the UK:
We have just run the country's first trauma course for Vets. One day on rescue techniques and ICS, the second on field anaesthesia, sedation and scenarios. It went extremely well and we are programming another one for October. The website will soon have more Rural Safety stuff so keep an eye on it in the near future!
Ocala, FL. A foal rescued from a septic tank. Check it out -- send us your comments. http://www.ocala.com/article/20080319/NEWS/803190330
Sent in by Rebecca Gimenez: Here's a bovine rescue that was PARTIALLY successful! It went horribly wrong for one cow, and looked like a day at the circus! http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/03/21/parness.police.chase.cows.ctv
Michelle Staples: I"ll be an online guest speaker again this semester for Equine Guelph's Equine Science Certificate. Check it out at http://www.equineguelph.ca. Equine Guelph is the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph, supported and overseen by equine industry groups, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses.
Roger Lauze wrote: We conducted a two day training for fire and rescue personnel on March 25 and 26 for SMART and have another two day scheduled for SMART on May 24 and 25 in Berkshire County. Roger has pictures, and we'll post some on the website when we get them.
EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Nothing new


NEW LINKS

Laurie Loveman has divided her interests onto two websites! Her fire safety information is on a new website, www.firesafetyinbarns.com, and her novels will use the old site, www.laurieloveman.com


Free to download from the UK: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/fire/firesafetyanimal A guide for employers, managers, occupiers and owners of animal premises and stables. It tells you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, helps you carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's new website is worth the time to view: http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk .Trudie Smith,the Web Development and Support Manager, did a great job putting it all together.

Important pages on the site:
http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/theservice/operations/incidenttypes/animalrescue/animalrescuelarge.htm http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/theservice/animalrescue


LESSONS LEARNED

No lessons


INNOVATIONS

Jennifer Woods reported: "Alberta Farm Animal Care just gave the Award of Distinction in Innovation to Red Deer County, here in Alberta, for the Livestock Emergency Response Trailer they put together -- to the tune of about $45,000"

In 2002, Red Deer County staff attended a course taught by Jennifer. From that, the idea was born to obtain a stock trailer and outfit it with tools and materials that would assist emergency response workers in managing crisis situations involving livestock. They have also developed a 10 point Emergency Response Plan for Livestock.

Art Preachuk, the Agricultural Manager for Red Deer County said, "Accidents happen and that includes trucks transporting livestock. When that happens, we want the right tools to help those livestock and keep the people who are working on those animals safe." Contact Jennifer for more details. IN A PERFECT WORLD, ALL COMMUNITIES WOULD BE AS PROGRESSIVE IN THEIR THINKING! NICE WORK!


OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

John and Deb Fox have posted the following:
No classes are scheduled From April 19 thru May 4 for the wedding of our daughter Liz (Elizabeth) to Jason Smith, one of our instructors. Congratulations Liz and Jason!


Laurie Loveman sent the following:
I have spent most of March in two hospitals, for a blood clot in my left leg. What an experience! Between my discharge from the first hospital, I was home all of about 5 hours and was hit with a c.diff infection that sent me to another hospital by rescue squad and put me in a stupor that lasted 3 days.

Fortunately, Laurie is on the mend. WHEW! What an ordeal! Our best wishes for a speedy recovery, Laurie. She can be reached at lloveman@alltel.net


Michelle Staples writes: I've just finished, and put into production, a new "Teach It Yourself" class -- Emergency First Aid for Pets. Its based on CPR classes for people, and contains disaster information as well as medical for house pets. More information can be found at www.redjeansink.com.
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