Preparing for large animal rescue.(Special Services)

While the Fire Service is extremely well trained and equipped to respond to incidents involving people safely and efficiently, not all firefighters are trained to deal with large animals and few crews carry the correct equipment. Carrington Large Animal Rescue Equipment Training (CLARET) opened its doors to the Fire Service earlier this year to address this, training its first fire crew from Humberside Fire Service.

Accidents involving large animals are becoming more commonplace, including accidents on the road, in ditches, rivers and lakes, animals trapped in burning buildings and escaped animals on the roads. In the past, attempted rescues have resulted in animals being dragged, strangled, drowned or dropped, where the correct training and equipment did not exist. …

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