Emergency Equine Response Unit

ASAR Floodwater/Surface Water Boat-ops Training; Gilmer, TX; June 22nd-24th, 2018

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Date(s) - 06/22/18 - 06/24/18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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*****This class has been approved by TX DSHS for 24 hours of CEU’s for Animal Control Officers******

*****This class has been approved by TCOLE for 24 hours of CEU’s for Law Enforcement*****

*****This class is NFPA 1670 and 1006 compliant and skillsheets will be issued for Firefighters to be accepted for training hours by your AHJ”*****

This 3-day training will be hosted by SafeHaven Equine Rescue in Gilmer, TX.  We will have one day basic ropes at the Safehaven facility and then two days in the water.  Lunch will be provided each day along with some basic breakfast items.

Cost: $400.00 per person

Registration information and training details in this flyer link ——->Safehaven floodwater 2018 flyer

Floodwater Animal Rescue (FAR) is a minimum 2-day operations level course designed to apply both slack water and moving water boat operations with animal capture and containment techniques.  An additional day of low angle knots and ropes can be added to the curriculum as an option to give your agencies that annual refresher training if desired.  This training is provided through both hands-on and classroom instruction.  This class blends NFPA 1670 operational skills for swiftwater rescue, surface water rescue, rope rescue, and technical animal rescue for application in a flood response.  FAR will also meet the criteria for Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) team training guidelines referenced in National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) ASAR best practice work group white paper; and the Southern Agriculture and Animal Disaster Response Alliance (SAADRA) ASAR Resource Typing.


FAR Course Topics Include
  • Lecture – Introduction to flood water response skills
  • Basic water safety/PPE/Self Rescue/Team rescue
  • Introduction to boat/motors
  • Boat operations in slack water and moving water
  • Small animal applications
  • Large animal applications
  • Rescue scenarios
Students Will Need
  • Have the ability to swim unassisted
  • Class V rescue PFD with quick release strap
  • Water rescue helmet
  • Water draining footwear
  • Rope gloves (optional)
  • Whistle (optional)
  • Appropriate dress for weather
  • Sunscreen, bug spray