Monthly Archives: March 2021

Join the conversation… a BARTA Social Media Event

Really exciting week ahead for equine professionals. This week (24th to 27th March) we will be posting scenarios and questions about one of our favourite topics…. EQUINE RESCUE. As with everyone in this industry we are always learning and we are really looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts, questions and top tips! During the week we will look at everything from getting a call for veterinary assistance from a 999 control room, through to what to expect when attending a multi agency response to an incident involving animals and how the vet has a key role to play as part of the response team. You can join in on the conversation at… BARTA on LinkedIn BARTA on Facebook Then on Monday 29th March we will be holding a webinar, where our BARTA experts will be discussing case studies and looking … Continue reading

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New MOU between BARTA and NFCC

British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Memorandum of Understanding BARTA are delighted to announce a new MOU with the National Fire Chiefs Council, building on the success of the NFCC Animal Rescue Practitioners Forum, which was established in 2008 to develop national standards for fire and rescue service response to animal incidents.  The NFCC brings together operational leadership of the UK’s fire and rescue services to provide coordinated professional, operational and technical leadership of the sector, advising and supporting central and local government, and other stakeholders.  Following publication of national operational guidance for the fire and rescue service in 2017, the scope for planning and responding to incidents involving animals has widened, in recognition that emergency responders may encounter animals within most operational contexts.  Interaction with animals creates challenges for any response … Continue reading

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Highways England New Breakdown Campaign

This month sees the launch of a new road safety campaign by Highways England and BARTA are pleased to support this new drive to improve safety on our road network. BARTA partner with Highways England to promote each others campaigns and work with other industry leads to support safety initiatives that will benefit animal owners and emergency responders. BARTA has also facilitated training for Highways England traffic Officers to assist them in dealing with incidents involving animals on the Network. In addition to the key messages if you are towing or transporting animals on the road network and you breakdown, when calling for assistance make sure you tell Highways England and your breakdown provider that animals are involved. The campaign key message is; If you get into trouble on a motorway – go left If your vehicle has a problem, … Continue reading

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