Livestock Emergency Response Workshop

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. 

Farm animals that are injured, trapped or roaming loose as the result of a vehicular accident require special consideration. This course will cover the decision-making processes for accidents involving livestock trailers and the special considerations that large animals require.  Topics covered will include trailer design and extrication, animal behaviour, laws and regulations, euthanasia protocols, and how to develop response teams.

The following workshop sessions are open for registration:

  • Southwold Fire Station # 1, Shedden, ON - September 19, 2019
  • Mount Elgin Community Centre, Mount Elgin, ON -  September 28, 2019
  • Brant Fire Station # 7, St. George, ON - October 9, 2019

*two more dates and locations to follow

Cost: $180 +HST per participant.  *Includes a full-day (9am-4pm) of hands-on training, resource manual and lunch

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For more information, please contact:

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