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San Jose Firefighters Rescue Injured Horse From Trailer Accident On Highway 85

Large animal rescues are another call that could happen almost anywhere.  Large animals are transported on the highways and back roads increasing the chance that your department may respond to one. After Rescue Co. #1 (Lexington, KY) posted pictures of their tech rescue training of large animals, I did some searching around the old inter-web.  First off, if you haven’t read the post on their Facebook page about their Large Animal Rescue training you can find it below:

Secondly, you should be following the Rescue Co. #1 page because they post a bunch of great content on training that can aid any department.

The Medicine Hat Firefighter, from Alberta, Canada posted about a unique large animal rescue than had. A horse in a trailer fell through the floor, with its rear legs becoming trapped between the pavement and the trailer.

Firefighters were called this morning to a Clydesdale horse that had fallen through the floor of it’s trailer while being transported. Firefighters used lifting bags, cribbing, and shoring equipment to lift and stabilize the trailer to allow the horse to stand up on its own, and give room for all four horses to exit the trailer.


For additional information, you can watch firefighters speak about horse rescue.

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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Fredonia DPW worker Trench Rescue

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A Fredonia DPW worker was flown to the hospital with “crush-related injuries” after being rescued from a trench. The victim was working when the sidewall of the trench collapsed on top of the man, leaving him buried chest high.

More information available: FOX6 News Milwaukee


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Trench Rescue Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Take a look at the trench rescue that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had yesterday.

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Take a look at the trench rescue that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had yesterday.

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HCESTC’S Trench Rescue Technician Class

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The 2021 Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) Trench Rescue Technician class was a 24 hour program that taught students how to shore intersecting trenches (L and T), deep trenches >8′, and “repair hole” excavations.  The first day are virtual presentations followed by 2 hands on training days. Take a look at some pictures from this class.

For more information, checkout the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) Facebook page.

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