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LIVESTOCK EMERGENCY RESPONSE COURSE
(LERC)BC has a very active and dynamic equine recreation and sport sectorwith well over 100,000 horses that would benefit from having trained responders. As well as a livestock welfare issue, there is a large cost associated with accidents; the loss of the value of the animal, the cost of rescue and recovery, the loss of equipment and the increase in insurance cost. Emergency situations involving livestock are stressful and panicked injured animals can bedangerous to those involved.
Horse Council BC would like to extend aninvitation to offer yourpersonnel an opportunity to takea complimentary workshopon safe,effective handling and restraint of horses during an emergency.
We are offering expert technical training at no charge for police, fire, and veterinarians to complement their existing skills. Class size is best kept to 20-25 attendees.
The British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association, more commonly referred as the BCFTOA, is dedicated to gathering information on training standards and providing this information to fire departments so they may effectively and safely train their members. In a world of ever changing standards and regulations, this organization provides fire departments with the most current, up-to-date course information and training requirements. The BCFTOA will help develop, and support the work of those leaders and organizations in order that they may best provide training for members and affiliated Associations.