Emergency prevention, preparedness, and response training

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PRIOR PROPER PREPARATION AND PREVENTION - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CLINIC

***THIS CLINIC IS FOR EQUINE OWNERS AND THEIR EQUINE*** 


Emergency responders typically perform rescues of humans and not equines; therefore equine anatomy, psychology and behavior under stress, handling and safety concerns are not foremost on their minds during a rescue operation. Think of how your equine partner would handle being trapped in a situation with no self-escape, only to be approached by vehicles with loud sirens and flashing lights then approached by multiple responders, or “predators”, wearing emergency gear, smelling of smoke, and making scary noises. Then those same people gather around your equine partner, who already is stressed and acting on instinct alone, and touch, push, and pull on sensitive parts of its body apply long lengths of rope and straps, start and use noisy equipment, deploy poles, ladders, hoses and heavy equipment in order to perform the rescue operation. 


Have you ever thought about what you would do or how you would react if you were in an emergency incident with your horse requiring him/her, or you both, to be rescued in order to survive… for example – a motor vehicle accident in which your trailer is overturned, a trail incident where your horse ends up upside down at the bottom of a ravine, an entrapment in your pasture where your horses legs are caught in fencing, a barn incident when your horse becomes cast in a stall, or you find your horse belly deep stuck in mud unable to free him/herself. As horse owners, we tend to remain steadfast in our comfort zone, thinking that we are as prepared as we can be for any emergency. One should be applauded for being prepared for an emergency, but it is difficult to be prepared for something that you never thought about happening… simply because we believe it won’t or can’t happen to us….or even have that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality as day to day operations have been occurring for years without incident. Don’t think you will never be exposed to these type of situations…because it can happen to you when you least expect it! 


THIS CLINIC IS CO-INSTRUCTED BY KELLY SIGLER-PATTERSON, PROFESSIONAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINICIAN AND HORSE TRAINER OF NAMASTE HORSEMANSHIP and HORSEMANSHIP FOR YOUR JOURNEY

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Equine Emergency Educational Presentation Series

Series Format: 2-3 Hour Audio/Visual Presentations - Can be scheduled and presented individually or combined into a custom educational program.


Attendees: Equine Owners and Professionals


Topics: There are several topics that can be presented in an individual or combined format. Topics cover basic emergency rescue equipment and techniques, preparing your equine or livestock animal for the unthinkable, backyard emergency incidents, barn/farm fire prevention and response, trailer safety and transportation, unstable ground and water emergency incidents, natural disasters, basic first aid, and emergency euthanasia and deceased animal services.

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Basic Equine Emergency Rescue for Equine Owners and Professionals Educational Presentation - What Can You Do When the Unexpected Happens?

 Presentation Format: 3 Hour Audio/Visual Presentation


Attendees: Equine Owners and Professionals


Topics: This presentation covers emergency preparedness and response for incidents involving equines, from backyard emergencies to fire and transportation incidents.  Examples of real life incidents and discussions about prevention and the rescue operation are included in this presentation, as well as the basic equipment that everyone should have in their barns and trailers.  Be prepared for whatever happens , whenever it happens, before it happens! 

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Equine/Livestock Trailer Safety and Transportation Educational Presentation

Series Format: 2-3 Hour Audio/Visual Presentations - Can be scheduled and presented individually or combined into a custom educational program.


Attendees: Equine Owners and Professionals


Presentations hosted in North Carolina could be co-presented with a representative from the NC State Highway Patrol for the latest information and best explanations of the laws pertaining to private and commercial equine transport in NC and abroad.


Image: Trailer Safety and Transportation presentation held in Sampson County, NC with the assistance of co-presenter Trooper R E Mellott of the NC State Highway Patrol.

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Barn / Farm Fire Prevention and Response Educational Presentation

 

Series Format: 2-3 Hour Audio/Visual Presentations - Can be scheduled and presented individually or combined into a custom educational program.


Attendees: Equine Owners and Professionals


Presentation can be combined with Fire Extinguisher orientation and training with advanced notice when scheduling the presentation and for an additional fee.