Illinois Fire Service Institute


Large Animal Rescue Awareness (L.A.R.A.) : 4.00 Hours

Course Description

This class is being designed to bring awareness level information to Illinois emergency first responders in the area of large animal rescue. Responders include but are not limited to members for fire, police, EMS, sheriff departments, DNR and Forest Preserve Officers. Large animals will include but are not limited to horses, cows, pigs, sheep, lamas and alpacas; however the horse and cow will be used as the teaching model. The course will cover the following subjects: the purpose of large animal rescue, incident prevention and evacuation planning, understanding animal behavior (in normal settings and under stress) in large animal incidents, humane handling of large animals, understanding large animal restraint, large animal scene management, water and unstable ground rescues (ex. mud and ice), containment and capture of loose large animals, trailer and transport incidents, barn and wild land fires.


  Program of Instruction.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • agricultural
  • cornerstone


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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