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Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (8 Hr. Course)

October 6, 2022

67th Annual TARS Convention - Music Road Hotel and Convention Center

303 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

This 8-hour class is designed to give the first responder an overview of large animal rescue and the unique incidents that we as first responders are charged with mitigating. This class will consist of a 4-hour classroom presentation and 4 hours of hands-on training in moving the large animal. In the class we will provide the student with basic knowledge of the incident command system as it applies to large animal rescue, technical rescue equipment needed, PPE for the first responder, behavior of the pray animal, anatomy of the horse, trailer and road incidents, animal containment and immobilization and moving of the animal.


Course Length: 8 hours

CEHs: 8


Pre-requisites: None


Required PPE: Suitable outdoor clothing or Extrication jumpsuit / technical rescue gear, helmet, secondary eye protection, leather type gloves or extrication type gloves, hard sole shoes preferably steel toe or any NFPA approved type boot.


Cost: $85 per student

About the Instructor:

Instructed by Bart E. Powell, Paramedic who also serves as the Director of Public Safety, EMS/EM for Anderson County KY. Instructor Powell is also a technical rescue instructor with the KY Fire Commission and is a retired Special Operations Battalion Chief with the City of Lexington, KY Division of Fire and Emergency Services.


Director Powell has 45 years in emergency services serving with  Lexington Fire and currently with the Department of Public Safety in  Anderson County KY. Director Powell served as a firefighter, Lieutenant,  Captain, Major, and Battalion Chief. He has been involved with technical  rescue, hazardous materials, and Paramedicine his entire career.  He spent five years assigned to the fire academy as an academy  instructor. Powell has taught for the Department of Defense, Department  of Energy, Emergency Management and State Fire Rescue. Powell has been a  paramedic for forty years, is a Technical Rescue-Instructor, Haz Mat  specialist, Active shooter instructor, TIMs instructor, ACLS, PALS, and  ITLS instructor. He is also certified rescue diver. Being in the “Horse  Capital of the World”, he has been involved with large animal rescue for  over twenty years and established the first large animal rescue team in  KY and has trained first responders from all over the world. In those  twenty plus years as a Large Animal Rescue Instructor, he has strived to  ensure that all first responders have access to this specialized  training. This is about rescuing the animal, however, the most important  aspect of this training is rescuing the involved citizen and ensuring  first responder safety.


Note: All registrations received up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class will be at the normal pricing. Any registration received during the period two-week period prior to the start date of the course will incur an additional $20 processing fee regardless of member, associate member, or non-member registration.

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