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Clydesdale Horse Rescue

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Large Animal Rescue

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

Rescue Rigs

Springdale Fire Department USAR 2

Take a look at the Springdale Fire Department USAR 2 that is packed with struts, shores, and panels.

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USAR 2

Take a look at the new Springdale Fire Department USAR 2.

The City of Springdale is a diverse and friendly community. As the fourth-largest city in the state of Arkansas, Springdale has almost 80,000 residents and is located in Washington and Benton counties in the northwest corner of the state at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Springdale is 42 square miles with more than 900 lane miles.

Springdale is a great place to catch a ride on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad in a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century passenger car, downtown Springdale, AR also home to the Shiloh Museum, which offers Ozark history and buildings dating back to the 1850s.

The Springdale Fire department serves the community with an all-hazards approach which means they respond to both man-made and natural disasters including Emergency Management, EMS, Fires, Hazardous Materials and Rescue.

Below are links to more information about this heavy rescue:

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Rear Compartment

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Training

Advanced Trench Symposium

The Michigan Urban Search And Rescue Training Foundation held their 2019 Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Education Center. The ATRSS is a 5 day course that had trench rescue technicians from around the United States, Canada, and Germany.

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Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium

The Michigan Urban Search And Rescue Training Foundation held their 2019 Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Education Center. The ATRSS is a 5 day course that had trench rescue technicians from around the United States, Canada, and Germany. The class is designed for trench rescue instructors and technical rescue team squad officers and managers.

for more on the Michigan Urban Search And Rescue Training Foundation please checkout their website. The pictures below are from Irakli West of Heavy Rescue Germany.

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Trench Awareness

Switzerland Trench Rescue

Our friends from Heavy Rescue Germany are spending two days in Switzerland providing training to deal with civil engineering accidents. 

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Switzerland Trench Rescue

Our friends from Heavy Rescue Germany are spending two days in Switzerland providing training to deal with civil engineering accidents.  The trench rescue classes are uses the tried and true Paratech struts along with “Classic” with wood including timber shores.

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