About Our Trailers and Equipment...
North Carolina Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team (NC SMART) - This unit is primarily used for large animal technical rescue response.  At almost 30-feet in length, this trailer includes a large cache' of equipment, both basic and specialized, required for most rescues or recoveries of large animals from almost any incident, entrapment, or remote location.  Our equipment is organized in such a way that there is room in the trailer to haul an all-terrain vehicle, if needed, along with a large animal, standing or laying down, in a box stall at the rear of the trailer.  A swing gate makes it possible to separate the equipment section of the trailer from the animal transport area of the trailer while still allowing for a veterinarian or attendant to medically manage and monitor the animal safely from the outside of the animal transport area.  There is a rear ramp for easy loading or unloading of ambulatory or non-ambulatory animals and two side doors to make it easy for personnel to come and go safely without having to enter the animal transport area.  We have a 35-gallon water tank on board with a 12-Volt pump operated hose and misting system for irrigating, hydrating, or cooling the animal if necessary.  There are additional interior and exterior lights for increased visibility.  Our generator affords us the ability to operate power tools, portable lights, air compressors, and fans in remote areas, however if we are unable to utilize the generator we also carry battery powered tools, fans, and lights.  We carry a variety of webbing and sling systems, along with over 1000-feet of rescue rope, used to maneuver animals on the ground or lift them when warranted.  In rescue operations where heavy equipment can not access the animals location, a portable constructed lift-system maybe required and this is where the Hast Rescue Lift System proves to be a valuable asset to our cache' of equipment.  It is the trifecta of lifting systems, adjustable from 12-feet to 21-feet in height and able to be quickly reconfigured to a monopole, bipod, or tripod system depending on the need.   It has taken over a decade for us to purchase and allocate all of the tools, equipment, and supplies that this trailer has to offer and along with our training, education, and experience we are confident we can handle almost any large animal technical rescue response...from being down and unable to stand, to being stuck in the mud or at the bottom of a ravine in a remote area, or entrapped in an overturned trailer.  If you elect to attend, coordinate, or host a large animal technical rescue course that we are either instructing or assisting with, this is the trailer that we will most likely bring to the training course.       
Below is a condensed list of the equipment and supplies on this response trailer.
Becker Sling for lifting or stabilization
Liftex Sling for lifting and support
2 Rescue Glides for transport of a down large animal in a lateral position
Various lengths and widths of Webbing Straps for manipulations and lifting
Mud Lances (Air and Water) with Manifold
HazMat Decontamination Kit with Manifold
Portable Air Compressor and Air Bottles
Portable Generator
Large Animal Rescue - Rescue Rope (Approx. 1000-ft)
Life Safety - Rescue Rope (Approx. 600-ft)
Rigging Hardware
Reach Poles and Arm Extensions
Battery Powered Tools and Hand Tools
Chainsaw
Hurst AirBags with Control Manifold
K12 Saw
4:1 Pre-Rigged Drag and Lift Mechanical Advantage Systems
On-board Trailer Camera and Monitor System for use during transports
Human Medical Bag and Backboards
Basic Medical and Hemorrhage (Bleeding) Control Supplies

Bandaging Supplies (pillow wraps, standing / polo wraps, track bandages, etc.)
PVC Straight Splints (various sizes)
Towels / Sponges / Buckets
On-Board and Portable Winch
110V Electrical Outlets / 12V Power Outlets / Extension Cords (various lengths)
Fans

10x10 Portable Canopy Tents

Standing Portable Lights
35-Gallon Water Tank powered by 12-Volt Pump with Hose and Misting System
Blankets
Halters / Lead Ropes
Tarps / Tarps attached to PVC Pipe for use as Privacy Screens


 
4Hooves Farm Equine Services –  Our largest unit is mainly utilized for live ambulatory hauling and emergency evacuation.  Tori and Justin spent over 8 months collaborating with the owners of Equispirit Trailers, Tom and Neva Scheve, who authored the book "The Complete Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Servicing a Horse Trailer", to design this modified trailer and then after receiving the finished trailer we purchased and installed some additional safety features and accessories.  Our trailer is a 2011 EquiSpirit (www.equispirit.com) "modified" Safeload.  It is a 40-foot gooseneck trailer manufactured with superior materials, highly durable construction, and unparalleled safety features by the company that puts the equine’s safety and welfare first. The trailer, at 7 feet 6 inches in height and 7 feet in width, allows for plenty of head and body room for even the larger breed equines. It is fully insulated and can be configured on the inside to haul one to four equines (one equine in the 51 inch wide slant stall in the front, a second equine in the area between the slant and the box stalls, and two straight load in the individual box stalls at the back), or two equines in separate 10×7 box stalls (suitable for mare and foal), or five equines without slants or dividers when all interior dividers and stalls are removed.  This trailer has 4 entry /exit access points, including rear full height doors with ramp over and side split doors with ramp, not only make loading and unloading easier but they decrease the risk of potential injuries that can happen by allowing for access to one equine at a time and providing a larger open area for the equine to enter by eliminating the rear support post and manufacturing a swinging center divider.  The entire interior construction of the trailer is equipped with quick release pins on all divider hinges, bars, and front center post which allows for removal of all interior structures within minutes, in case of an emergency. There is a safety catch on both butt bars which prevents equines from backing out before they are locked in place with the wall mounted pin. The breast bars are designed to be released under the weight of an equine if it rears up over it.  The center divider, overhead rear entrance, and butt and breast bars are padded with thick foam and vinyl. All equine area side walls are lined with rubber. The trailer four dual sided roof vents and multiple large sliding windows made from tinted shatterproof glass to provide ventilation when open and protection from the elements when closed.  The trailer is equipped with three 12V vans and four 19-Volt rechargeable battery operated fans affixed to the interior walls near the roof and an indoor/outdoor wireless temperature indication system to better monitor the ambient temperature inside the trailer during transport.  Large, slow feed (small hole) hay nets and water buckets are securely attached in each stall area. 

We truly believe that this is one of the safest and most practical equine trailers on the road today.
North Carolina Equine Assistance and Specialized Transport (NC EAST) - A self-contained, fully operational, multi-functional emergency transport unit that is staffed with, at a minimum, a driver and an attendant. The NC EAST personnel have education, training and experience in various aspects of equine handling, emergency care and transport, and overall scene management. NC EAST's policy is to work in conjunction with and follow the direction of the attending veterinarian regarding the equine's medical management and care unless the situation warrants otherwise based on NC EAST's Standard Operating Guidelines, crew member safety or specific equipment application and use.

The unit has several interior configuration options; a closed box stall with full length doors, one or two  standing stall(s) with bar dividers, and an open box stall with chest and butt bars. There are three options for transport. If equine is ambulatory and able to stand unassisted the equine can be transported in a stall configuration, either in the box stall or in the single or double standing stall. If the equine is not ambulatory and can not support itself or stand unassisted then the equine must be sedated by a licensed veterinarian and either supported by an Anderson Sling suspended within a secured steel frame or sedated by a licensed veterinarian and secured with straps and hobbles in a recumbent position on a Rescue Glide.  If the equine is ambulatory and able to stand or support itself unassisted, but may be in a questionable state or adversely  affected by a medical condition, a release letter from your veterinarian on official letterhead and signed by the veterinarian stating the equine is capable of being managed and/or transported in the manner requested may be required prior to services being rendered.
 
The unit is equipped with some basic medical and technical rescue equipment and supplies. Below is a list of the available equipment and supplies. Keep in mind that this list may not be complete so if something is needed and not listed, please ask a NC EAST member if what is needed is stocked on the unit and available for use.
 
Anderson Sling for supported / suspended transport or stabilization
Rescue Glide for transport of a down equine in a recumbent position
On-board Trailer Camera and Monitor System for use during transports
Basic Hemorrhage (Bleeding) Control Supplies

Bandaging Supplies (pillow wraps, standing / polo wraps, track bandages, etc.)
Kimzey Leg Saver Splints (small and large) / PVC Straight Splints (various sizes)
IV Large Bore Drip Set with Coiled Extension Tubing
Basic Wound Care (Ointments, Applicators, Antiseptic Solutions, etc.)
Sterile Water / Saline Solution
Shoe Puller / Hoof Pick
Stethoscope / Thermometer with lube / Scissors / Markers
Towels / Sponges / Buckets
On-Board Generator
On-Board and Portable Winch
110V Electrical Outlets / 12V Power Outlets / Extension Cords (various lengths)
Fans
Standing Portable Lights
On-Board Air Condition / Heating Unit
Hot and Cold Water with Pump and Hose
Microwave
Blankets
Halters / Lead Ropes
Basic Rescue Equipment (Use with compromised equine - webbing/straps, etc.)
Tarps / Tarps attached to PVC Pipe for use as Privacy Screens