OERS-DRD now has Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) training
On July 5-7th OERS Disaster Response Division (DRD) team members participated in a 3 day Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) course offered by the world authorities in this field, Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez, who literally wrote the book on this subject. They have trained rescuers around the world and it was both an honor and a privilege for OERS-DRD to be a part of their first course in Canada. It was held at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown PEI with 40 participants, some of whom had travelled from as far away as British Columbia and New Zealand. In addition to OERS-DRD, there was representation from fire rescue, first responders, horse handlers from racetracks, veterinarians and local veterinary students.
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Quebec Deployment - September 2011
OERS-Disaster Response Division (OERS-DRD) team recently returns from assisting the government of Quebec (MAPAQ) and Humane Society International Canada - using our expertise in animal rescue following disasters to assist authorities in the safe evacuation of over 500 dogs.
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OERS-DRD now trained in light urban search & rescue (LUSAR)
OERS- Disaster Response Division (OERS-DRD) was in Vancouver BC to obtain full Light Urban Search and Rescue (LUSAR) training, given by well recognized professionals with years of fire-rescue experience in disasters. Read more on our training in light urban search & rescue » »
OERS-DRD learns large animal rescue from world expert
OERS-DRD learns Large Animal Rescue from world expert, Jennifer Woods during a day long session on issues related specifically to large animal rescue after catastrophes such as truck rollovers or other emergencies related to livestock transport. Read more on large animal rescue » »