On a freezing cold Sunday morning, approximately twenty Jacksonville members joined those from other companies at the Tranquility Manor Farms on Stansbury Mill Road for a day of large animal rescue training. In coordination with Equine Rescue Ambulance and members of the farm, fire department personnel were given a basic introduction to horse behavior and handling. In addition, two horses were put down humanely by trained medical staff. These horses needed to be put down for medical reasons and were used to practice maneuvering these large animals. Multiple demonstrations were done that allowed crews to take turns controlling handling the horses.
January 11th, 2009
Companies Attend Horse Rescue Training in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, A475, SU476, U477
Other Units: E442, E8, E55, BC11, multiple Harford County Companies