Livestock Emergency Response Workshops

This course is delivered by Farm & Food Care Ontario and large animal rescue expert Victor MacPherson, and is specially designed for first responders and emergency personnel. 

Transport accidents involving livestock trailers present unique challenges for first responders. Animals that are injured, trapped or loose as the result of a vehicular accident require special consideration for the safety of all concerned. Experience has shown that responders with livestock emergency training can more confidently respond to these situations, in an organized and safe manner while minimizing the overall time on scene. This course covers the factors that are important to the decision-making processes for accidents involving livestock trailers, including trailer design and the implications for extrication points, animal behaviour, laws and regulations, euthanasia protocols, and how to develop response teams.

Class size is limited to 20 to ensure conversation/interaction with the instructor in a virtual presentation.

Cost: For the remainder of 2023, this course is being offered free to first responders thanks to our generous sponsors.

*Includes two-hour training session (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)


For more information or to book a custom session, please contact:

Bruce Kelly, or (519) 837-1326 ex. 292

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