The chief advises rural firefighters to train to save animals
A rural fire chief says firefighters already train for farm rescues involving people, but are not sufficiently trained to rescue large animals. Jerry Minor of Pittsville, Wisconsin is a farm safety and rescue trainer. “Firemen are called to the cow in the manure pit or the horse that fell through the grate or whatever happens. It’s even more specialized than some of these other things we go to.”
Minor tells Brownfield that getting farm animals out of harm’s way is also a human hazard that most departments are unprepared for, but should train for. “I’ve known departments that say, no, we’re not going to do that, we’re not going to get involved in that, it’s too dangerous. The problem is, if we don’t go, someone in that family will, and then we’ll be back there in twenty minutes or better, pulling a dad or a mom out of the water hole or manure or whatever. to be.”
Minor says their recent training for first responders covered some of the issues with Dr. Howard Ketover of Wisconsin Large Animal Rescue, and next year’s training at the farm will include animal rescue instruction for firefighters.
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