Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO)

June 19 and 20, 2019 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Alfred State College Farm
Route 244
Alfred, NY 14802

images of students wearing helmets and a horse mannequin with ropes

Course Description

ASAR HE logoLarge Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is essential for firefighters, law enforcement, animal control, humane societies and emergency animal response teams. Incidents that involve large animals require special considerations and training. LARO simulates those incidents by using scenario training with both live horses and life-size, weighted, articulated horse mannequins that allow training for virtually any LARO situation. There will be a different team rescue scenario for each day.

This training is designed to equip responders with a variety of options to handle most large animal situations; including situational awareness to recognize when knowledge and skills may be out of scope. No previous experience needed with large animals to attend this training.

Please note: Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. on June 19 and the event will happen rain or shine.

Course Topics

  • Hazard identification
  • Scene management
  • Large animal safety
  • A-frame/sling use
  • Emergency scene analysis
  • Rolls/pulls/assists
  • Control/containment
  • Basic vitals and field triage
  • Low angle ropes/knots
  • Mechanical advantage system application
  • Practical field scenarios
  • And much more!

Required PPE

  • Work gloves (optional)
  • Dress for weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Safety helmet
  • Class will be outside in the afternoon - rain or shine –

Registration Information

Class Fee is $450.

Registration and payment can be made online, by check, or by credit card.

Contact CCET at or call 607-587-4015 for more information.