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    Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course - Hermiston

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    Name: Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course - Hermiston
    Date: April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019
    Event Description:
    The Oregon Horse Council is excited to bring back to Oregon the 2-day Awareness course in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER).  These sessions are taught by world-renounced expert, Dr. Rebecca (Gimenez) Husted.  We have additional locations and dates in the works. 

    This training is open to anyone, but will be specifically geared towards fire department personnel, first responders, veterinarians, search & rescue members, animal rescue specialists, livestock breeders, horse trainers, and any large animal owner that want to be more prepared.  Our organization decided to do this training after we had heard from several first responders that there hadn’t been a course like this in the region and that they needed the training.  We have been surprised at the enthusiasm for these trainings –  100 people attend the last session in McMinnville and we expect future courses to sell out as well. 

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This 2-day intense training will show you the proper was to respond and prepare for large animal emergencies, such as our northwest community needs to round out its ability to respond to a variety of emergencies.  The TLAER training courses introduces the latest concepts, techniques, procedures and equipment being used today – to learn to work together on a scene and build a great incident action plan, then extricate the animal safely for both the animal and responders.  All who attend both full days will receive a certificate of completion.

    *NOTE: the majority of the Awareness course is classroom instuction with pictures and videos.  The Operations level course is significantly more hands on, however participants must be recent graduates of the Awareness level before they can register for an Operations course.

    The instructor communicates and networks with people all around the world to develop innovative tactics, techniques and procedures to share with their students. TLAER, Inc’s ongoing research and development focus on simple and practical applications with student-suggested improvements. Courses are updated constantly, allowing students to learn the most current methods and equipment in each course. Instructors are horse and cattle people so they know about the behavior of animals and people and how that applies on-scene.

    **The TLAER courses produced by the Oregon Horse Council do qualify for Oregon Vet Board CE Credits.

    Here are a few testimonies from previous Oregon course attendees:
    • “This course was among the best on any topic I have ever attended.  Highly recommended for all posse members, rescue groups, horse club members.  I wish it would be required for at least one member of every sheriff's department & fire department.”  - Nancy A., Columbia County Sheriff’s Posse

    • “This class is AMAZING!  I learned so much.  This is outside the box information.  Will definitely change several things, and ways of doing things.” – Kathleen V., Clackamas County Sheriff’s Poss

    • “One of the best lectures I have heard in a while.  VERY knowledgeable on this topic.  Clearly she has had an enormous amount of experience and is a wealth of knowledge.” – Alison L., Washington County Animal Control

    • This course was designed for wide audiences.  This information benefited EMT's, fire agencies, law enforcement, search and rescue, vets and rescue groups.  The presentation is informative, applicable to many situations and entertaining!  I stongly suggest all types of first responders to attend.” - Holli C., Kittitas County Search & Rescue
    • “Rebecca Husted is a wonderful speaker.  If you work with any large animal, this training is a must!  Rebecca spoke about planning, implementation, special handling, emergencies, disaters, HAZMAT.  Very informative and as a beginner, I feel confident to use the skills and information I've learned.” - Lisa A., Southern Oregon Emergency Aid (SOEA)
    • “Really great course for all levels of rescue and horse ownership.  Lots of information that can help prevent disasters or in the mist of a disaster.  A must attend course.” - Ashley L., Oakhurst Equine Vet - Vet Tech

    WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2019; 8 am-5 pm (must be able to attend both full days) and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

    WHERE:  Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center, Hermiston OR.  A portion of this course will be outside (if raining in a covered area), but the majority is in a classroom setting.  Dress casual and comfortable!

    COST: Registration is $199.   REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT IS TRANSFERRABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.  All attendees must pre-register using the link on this page.  Credit/debit card payment is accepted or a check may be mailed to our office:  OHC, PO Box 1664, Prineville, OR  97754.  Your spot will not be locked in until payment is received, so please make sure to mail checks quickly.

    DISCOUNTS: $25 discount per person if more than 3 come from the same organization and sign up together (use code DISCOUNT at checkout).  Oregon Horse Country members automatically receive a $25 discount. 

    TLAER TEXTBOOK:  Dr. Husted's textbook is available for participants at a discounted cost.  The books are $105 if you purchase by March 14th, after that they will be $120 and will be mailed to you 3-4 weeks after the class.  Please purchase when you register for the course.

    Participation is limited to 100 people only (the last session sold out and we do expect this one to as well).  CLICK HERE to register.
     
    Please feel free to share this event information and invite those in your community who you feel would benefit from a training of this kind. 

    LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS are being worked on now, check back for discount hotel.
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    Location:
    Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center
    1705 E. Airport Road
    Hermiston, OR  97838
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday & Saturday
    April 12-13, 2019
    8 am-5 pm (must be present for both full days)
     
    Contact Information:
    Brandi Ebner, OHC Executive Director, 971-224-5879
    Fees/Admission:
    Registration is $199.

    A $25 discount per person is available if more than 3 come from the same organization (use code word DISCOUNT at registration). 

    Oregon Horse Country members automatically receive a $25 discount. 

    REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT IS TRANSFERRABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.

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